Please be advised:
All community and recreation centres are closed to the public until further notice. In addition, public park playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, artificial turf fields, skate/all-wheel parks and off-leash dog areas/dog parks are closed until further notice.
All organized and permitted events in parks and sport fields that have potential to exceed 50 people have been cancelled, including closure of field houses and change rooms.
Parks remain open. Park washroom facilities remain open and cleaned with increased frequency.
Please follow precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Hyack Square, renovated and re-opened in 2009, was designed as a legacy project to provide New Westminster residents and visitors with a Spirit Square to celebrate the City's 150th anniversary and to create a place to connect the community and display public art.
Hyack Square attributes include public art and seating, landscaping that incorporates trees, grass, flowers, river rocks, planters, ornamental shrubs, brick paving stones, wooden boardwalk, decorative screens, signage and children's water play area.
Hyack Square is about connecting people with people and connecting downtown to the waterfront with a pedestrian bridge.
Wait for Me Daddy
In 1940, early during WWII, Claude P. Dettloff photographed The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles) marching down the 8th Street hill to Columbia Street.