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Abbotsford Parks


Abbotsford Parks

The City of Abbotsford operates and maintains 70 playgrounds in our parks. In 2003, a Playground Replacement Program was put in place and, with the ongoing support from the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas, the City has been able to replace 12 playgrounds since that time.

In 2013, the City was awarded a Federal Government Matching Infrastructure Grant to replace 10 of its aging playgrounds. This funding has enabled the City to replace the last of its non-CSA compliant playgrounds. Playground structures in Larch, Southern, Glenridge, Charlotte, Everett, Juniper, Renton, Fairfield, Uplands and Jubilee Park were replaced, as well as upgrades to surrounding infrastructure were completed in March 2014.

New playground designs address inclusive play and serve children of all abilities. Replacing the old pea gravel surfacing with “wood carpet” not only provides better fall protection, but also makes our playgrounds wheelchair accessible. New protective fencing and asphalt pathways have been added at several of the playgrounds (where needed) to further enhance and provide better accessibility.

For more information about city parks download the Park Amenities Listing or the Map of Abbotsford City Parks. You can also visit the City's webmap site to search for Parks information.

February 16, 2016 - Please note that Fishtrap Creek Park, Willband Park and Hougen Park will be temporarily closed due to flooding on trails and roadways.

 

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Spray Parks and Outdoor Pool

Public Spray Parks:

  • Located at 2310 Emerson Street (Mill Lake Park)
    • Adjacent to Centennial Outdoor Pool, a playground and picnic shelter with water & power
    • Operational from the May long weekend until the September long weekend, 9am-8pm
  • Located at 32285 Hillcrest Avenue (Spud Murphy Park)
    • Operational from the May long weekend until the September long weekend, 11am-8pm

Centennial Outdoor Pool:

  • Long weekend hours - Public Swims
    • Saturday:  12:30pm-4:30pm
    • Sunday:  5:00pm-7:30pm
    • Monday:  12:30pm-4:30pm (Toonie Swim)

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Fraser Valley Waterski Club

Located at 31515 Walmsley Avenue (Albert Dyck Memorial Park)

The club is operated by Fraser Valley Waterski Club

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BMX Course

Located at 32470 Haida Drive (Exhibition Park)

The BMX Track is operated by Abbotsford BMX

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International Community Gardens

Located at 1786 Angus Campbell Road

The Community Gardens are operated by Abbotsford Community Garden

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Friendship Garden

Located at 32320 George Ferguson Way (North side of Clearbrook Library) 

The facility includes:

  • a Cultural Gateway and International Friendship Garden, hard surfaced plaza and patio areas and a water fall;
  • the Cultural Gateway which is represented by the canopy and the Pathway of Nations “Welcome” pavers;
  • a unique space to celebrate the many diverse cultures in our community;
  • a destination location to enjoy a tranquil area and the outdoors in a beautiful setting; 
  • opportunity to contribute towards plantings, purchase of a memorial bench or cultural amenities. 
  • available for rentals for private functions through the Parks, Recreation & Culture Office at 604-859-3134, press 0;

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Park Programs

Fence Cost Share Program

As a “Good Neighbour” the City of Abbotsford will consider cost sharing the installation of fences constructed on residential properties shared with municipal parks and /or pedestrian walkways.

The Fence Cost Share brochure and application explains the program in detail. 

Parks Gift Program

The parks gift program has been developed to allow citizens, community groups and businesses to donate gifts to the City of Abbotsford for the enhancement of public parks and recreation facilities.

  • Park / Memorial Benches
  • Ornamental Benches
  • Trees / Shrubs
  • Picnic Tables
  • Plaques

The Parks Gift Program brochure  explains the program in detail.
Park Gift Program Application form

Discovery Trail Donations

Discovery Trail and adjoining parks greatly benefit from the support of residents and visitors who choose to donate park amenities.

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