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Abbotsford Parks

Park Improvement Projects

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.

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Spray Parks and Outdoor Pool

Public Spray Parks are located at: 

  • Mill Lake Park - 2310 Emerson Street
    • Adjacent to Centennial Outdoor Pool and includes a playground and picnic shelter with water & power
    • The spray park is operational from the May long weekend (or earlier, weather dependent) until the September long weekend, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Shadbolt Park - 36086 Shadbolt Avenue
    • Adjacent to green space
    • Operational from the May long weekend (or earlier, weather dependent) until September long weekend
  • Spud Murphy Park - 32285 Hillcrest Avenue 
    • Operational from the May long weekend (or earlier, weather dependent) until the September long weekend, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Centennial Outdoor Pool - 2310 Emerson Street
    • For more information on the Centennial Outdoor Pool, please call Recreation Excellence at 604-853-7900. 

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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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    Community Gardens

    Located at 1786 Angus Campbell Road

    The Community Gardens are operated by Abbotsford Community Garden

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    International 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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    Little Libraries

    The Little Libraries were organized and funded by the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas and provide books for people to enjoy either in the parks or to take home. They can be found in the following parks:

    • Dave Kandal Park at 3575 Crestview Avenue
    • DeLair Park at 35570 Old Yale Road
    • Mill Lake Park at 32960 Mill Lake Road
    • Saddle Park at 34630 Old Clayburn Road

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    Park Programs

    Parks Gift Program

    The Park Gift Program has been developed to allow citizens, community groups, businesses or organizations to donate park gifts to the City of Abbotsford for the enhancement of public parks and trail system.

    You can donate a bench, picnic table, tree or plaque. Fill out the online request Park Donation Application

    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.

    Fence Cost Share Application

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    Abbotsford Communities in Bloom

    The City of Abbotsford competed in the Communities in Bloom competition for the first time in 2017 and received 4 out of 5 Blooms and in 2018 we were awarded the coveted 5 out of 5 Blooms! To find out how you can get involved in 2019's Communities in Bloom programs and events, visit CIB.

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