- Abbotsford Parks
- Abbotsford Exhibition Park
- Park Amenities
- Spray Parks and Outdoor Pool
- Cable Wakeboard Park
- BMX Course
- Community Gardens
- Discovery Trail
- Friendship Garden
- Playboxes and Little Libraries
- Rotary Stadium
- Park Programs
- Abbotsford Communities in Bloom
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.
Public Spray Parks:
- Mill Lake Park - Located at 2310 Emerson Street
- 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
- Spud Murphy Park - Located at 32285 Hillcrest Avenue
- Operational from the May long weekend until the September long weekend, 11am-8pm
Centennial Outdoor Pool:
Closed for the season
- For more information call Recreation Excellence at 604-853-7900
Located at 31515 Walmsley Avenue (Albert Dyck Memorial Park)
The club is operated by Fraser Valley Waterski Club
Located at 32470 Haida Drive (Exhibition Park)
The BMX Track is operated by Abbotsford BMX
Located at 1786 Angus Campbell Road
The Community Gardens are operated by Abbotsford Community Garden
Located at 32320 George Ferguson Way (North side of Clearbrook Library)
December 20, 2017 - International Friendship Gardens will be closed until further notice due to slippery conditions.
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.
Healthy Abbotsford operates Playboxes in three of our parks and they are equipped with activities and games for the whole family to enjoy in the park. To access the Playboxes you must have a code which you can receive by registering at Healthy Abbotsford
- Grant Park at 31850 Maderia Place
- Berry Park at 33928 Fern Street
- Pepin Brook Park at 2244 Riesling Drive
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
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.
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
Discovery Trail and adjoining parks greatly benefit from the support of residents and visitors who choose to donate park amenities.
The City of Abbotsford competed in the Communities in Bloom competition for the first time this year. Results will be available in the Fall. Thank you to everyone who participated.