Parks and Recreation offers and supports a variety of community services that benefit residents and visitors.
  • The Parks bench dedication Program offers families and community groups the opportunity to celebrate life's events, such as outstanding achievements, birthdays, anniversaries, births or the life of a loved one.

    *Note: Limited available inventory. 

    Park bench options include:

    Premium Deluxe Bench

    This wood and metal bench features a more ornate design than the standard bench and is $3,465.00, which includes the bench, plaque,  installation and maintenance.

    Park Lounger Bench - SOLD OUT

    This contemporary reclining one-section part seat is made from IPE tropical hardwood that is a warm pewter grey colour, supported by a grey powder coated metal frame. It is available only in the Westminster Pier Park and is $6,400.00, which includes the bench, plaque, installation and maintenance.


    Cast bronze plaques, measuring 12" - 16" long by 2" tall, can be placed on each seat back. The plaques accommodate a maximum of 48 characters per line and four lines of text. Once the wording is confirmed, it is sent to our bronzing company, who will send a proof for your review prior to casting.

    Plaques are centered horizontally on the top wood backing, except for the Park Lounger, where the plaque is vertically positioned on one side.

    Bench Orders

    Please call the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 604.527.4567, for information on availability and the purchasing process. Full payment is required to secure a bench and location.

    *Note: Limited available inventory. 

  • The City of New Westminster is committed to enhancing healthy child development, as well as protecting children in public spaces such as pools, libraries, and recreation centres. Ongoing education and training in High Five® and Commit to Kids® programs is provided to staff to maintain a safe environment for children to participate, and thrive, in recreational activities.  

    High Five

    High Five established principles (a caring leader, and opportunities to make friends, play, master skills, and participate) ensure positive experiences in recreation settings. Staff are trained to create safe, welcoming, empowering programs that encourage children’s development physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.

    Learn more: What is High Five

    Commit to Kids

    Staff are trained to recognize high-risk behaviour and situations, and how to confidently bring forward concerns that don’t constitute abuse but are behaviours considered to be inappropriate or misconduct. Training includes a comprehensive approach to preventing child sexual abuse in child-serving programs and facilities.

    Learn more: