New Westminster Parks offer a wide range of amenities and hidden gems that serve many sports, interests and outdoor pursuits. 

  • Basketball programs and/or rentals are also available in the Queensborough Community Centre and the Queen's Park Sportsplex

  • Queen's Park Bike Skills Area

    Located south of the Centennial Lodge parking lot.

    A looped trail with seven bike features as well as signage regarding trail safety and etiquette.

    A purpose built bike park that

    • balances the needs of the biking community (beginners and experts alike)
    • encourages safe and responsible use of the forest
    • respects the ecological restoration efforts within Queen’s Park. 

    Split-cedar rail fencing helps to protect both plants in the adjoining reforestation area.

  • Parks and Recreation, in partnership with community associations, provide the following community gardens:

    1. Queensborough Community Garden Society 
    2. New Westminster Community Garden Society

    Questions regarding the community gardens should be directed to the community group overseeing the garden.

  • Concessions

    Open on good weather days. Call 604.527.4634 to confirm operational hours on days with questionable weather.

    Eats at the Pier Concession
    Westminster Pier Park

    Open on good weather days.

    May 6 - September 4
    Daily, 12:00 - 8:00 pm


    • Waffle cone ice cream
    • Fish & Chips
    • Burgers
    • Hot dogs
    • Chicken Strips
    • Crispy Chicken Caesar Wraps
    • Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad
    • French Fries
    • Yam Fries
    • Poutine
    • Onion Rings
    • Slush
    • Cold drinks
    • Coffee, tea
    • Weekly Special


    Treats Concession
    Queen's Park

    Open on good weather days.

    May 20 - June 30
    Monday - Friday, Closed
    Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Statutory Holidays, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

    July 1 - September 4
    Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Statutory Holidays, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm


    • Waffle cone ice cream
    • Hot dogs
    • Chicken Strips
    • Crispy Chicken Caesar Wraps (July and August only)
    • Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad (July and August only)
    • French Fries
    • Poutine
    • Slush
    • Cold drinks
    • Coffee, tea

    Goodies Concession
    Hume Park 

    Open on good weather days.

    May 27 - September 4
    Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:15 pm
    Statutory Holidays, 11:00 am - 4:15 pm


    • Waffle cone ice cream
    • Potato Chips Chocolate Bars and Candies
    • Cold drinks

    Please note that Parks Bylaw #3646, 1959 prohibits individuals or groups from selling food or beverages in City Parks or Recreation Centres without prior written permission from Parks and Recreation. Please call Jim Luu, 604.777.5117, to discuss options related to selling food or beverages on City property.


  • Parks and Recreation has outdoor Lacrosse boxes located in Moody Park, Hume Park and Grimston Park. The Lacrosse Boxes are 26m by 59m and can accommodate lacrosse, ball hockey, soccer and roller hockey.

    Minor Lacrosse has priority use but the boxes are available to the public, at no charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    In addition, field lacrosse is available on artificial turf fields at Mercer Stadium and Queen's Park. Field use requires a permit, click here to book a field.

    Finally, indoor lacrosse is offered in the spring and/or summer at Moody Park Arena, and Queen's Park Arena.

  • Outdoor fitness is an accessible and affordable way for people to engage in physical activity, promoting a healthy lifestyle and a sense of community.

    When using outdoor fitness circuits remember to: 

    1. Go at your own pace
    2. Include a warm-up and a cool-down in your workout
    3. Be courteous and share the equipment
    4. Enjoy your workout!


    Locations and Equipment


    Moody Park Outdoor Fitness Circut

    Located between Century House (Youth Centre) along the path adjoining the soccer field. 

    Equipment: Monkey bars, push up bar, stationary hand bike (accessible), incline bench, parallel bars, decline press, Swedish ladder, human flagpole, pull up station 


    Old Schoolhouse Park Outdoor Fitness Circuit

    These fitness stations are found around the sports field.

    Equipment: warm up & stretch station, air walker, lat pull, air swinger, ab crunch, seated leg press



    Find these stations near the Millennium Trail and Vagabond Theatre. 

    Equipment: parallel bars, spring balance beam, back extension & sit-up bench, hurdles, push-up stand, monkey bars, bounding bars, steps, self-weighted rower, chip-up bars, air-walker

  • outdoor stages


    Parks and Recreation offers a variety of entertaining outdoor performances in the spring and summer that generally take place in the Queen's Park Bandshell and Ryall Park outdoor stage.

    Entertainment often includes: outdoor movies and live shows with various themes (i.e. theatre, dancing, musicians, comedians, poetry readings, roaming entertainers and children's performers).

    For performance details, check out our Active Living Guide or Event Calendar. Performances may be cancelled with poor weather.

    If you are looking to book the Bandshell or Outdoor Stage REQUEST HERE.

  • The Queen’s Park Farm operations were paused in 2020 due to COVID-19. Due to ongoing public health orders, and space limitations of the farm, traditional farm programs will remain suspended for the 2021 season.

    The Parks and Recreation Department is taking this opportunity to try out new and alternative COVID-19 friendly programming in the farm space. On a trial basis, visitors to Queen’s Park will have the opportunity for new experiences in the farm space.


  • Playgrounds are an essential part of children's growth and a positive escape from the 'electronic world'. Playgrounds allow children the opportunity to socialize while developing balance, strength and confidence.

    Take advantage of our 22 wonderful and safe playgrounds. Plan a trip today!

    Playground Locations

  • New West Skatepark

    Located in Queen's Park, the skatepark is the evolution of input from the local skateboarding community gathered at a series of design workshops. Unique skate elements and a variety of transition styles and coping work together to create flow through the park which was inspired by the former Mercer Skatepark.

    Custom design :

    • The focus on flow is complimented by a satellite peanut style bowl and is surrounded by “street style” elements. 
    • The design integrates zones for different levels of ability from beginner to expert.
    • The intent is to accommodate all ages, ability and wheels, making it a great addition to the recreational opportunities within Queens Park.


    Boro All Wheel Park

    This 12,500 square foot park was designed for speed lines and flow. It includes quarter pipes, banks and extensions with enough space for all skill levels. Since 2011, this park has entertained skateboarders and BMXers from far and wide. While there are no lights at the all-wheel park, there are many other amenities including free parking, a bike wash station and washrooms inside the neighbouring Queensborough Community Centre.

  • Splashing is a summer delight! All our water features are located next to washrooms, playgrounds, and picnic facilities.

    Supporting water conservation, spray parks operate on manually activated 3-minute cycles.

    Location Schedule Operating
    Grimston Park Wading Pool

    See outdoor pools.

    Hume Park Daily, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Open until Sept 30
    Moody Park Daily, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Open until Sept 30
    Queen's Park Daily, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Open until Sept 30
    Ryall Park

    Daily, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

    Open until Sept 30
    Sapperton Park Daily, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Open until Sept 30

    This schedule may be extended due to warm weather.

  • For tennis lessons visit Sports Programs online, or call 604.527.4567, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

    Court Locations


    Court Etiquette

    • Parks and Recreation lessons have priority use
    • Limit playing to 30-minutes if others are waiting
    • Players should indicate the court they are waiting for and remain clear until it is their turn
    • Courts are for tennis or pickleball only (i.e. no bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and/or ball hockey permitted)
  • The washroom hours listed below are subject to change (without notice) based on the season, weather or maintenance needs.

    Grimston Park 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Hume Park         7:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Lower Hume Park 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Mercer Stadium 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
    Moody Park 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Port Royal Park 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Quayside Park 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Queen's Park 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sapperton Park 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Simcoe Park 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Terry Hughes Park

    8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturdays & Sundays
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Weekdays

    Westminster Pier Park 7:00 am - 10:00 pm