Central Park
Central Park
4.5
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This scenic park has 8.5 kilometers of trails for biking and walking, as well as general recreational facilities.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,142 contributions
May 2023
Lots of great places for outdoor exercise in the lower mainland of British Columbia, but when it gets HOT, this is one of the best places to go. The well marked trail system offers 20 minute, 60 minute, or actually many hours of walking without repeating your route. The trees shield you from road noise, vehicle exhaust, and Skytrain rattles; while providing great shade from that large yellow orb we see so rarely. Washrooms here and there, good mapping; parking lots for those who didn't use the Skytrain to arrive at this centrally located bit of almost-heaven.
Written 22 May 2023
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Discover142222
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Central Park Burnaby is really paradise, right in the midst of a city. With beautiful little ponds and benches surrounded by majestic trees, this place is perfect for a picnic.
Written 30 November 2022
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Arial
Burnaby, Canada6 contributions
Apr 2022
We were walking and suddenly there were lots of white hard fast hail on the trails and other people ran to cars even older ladies moved fast. We had a Wor won ton afterward and saved some for snack.
Written 9 May 2022
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JoB
Ancaster, Canada1,517 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
A grand park with plenty of trails (some with a soft rubber composite ideal for running), beautiful picnic spots, and on a Sunday afternoon watch the model boat enthusiasts near the golf course.
Written 31 August 2021
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,142 contributions
Mar 2021
There are lots of things to do at this large centrally positioned hunk of greenery: tennis courts, baseball diamonds, children's play area, picnicking, just sitting and bird watching. But, I go for the trails and the myriad of options the various trails give me.
Other than a few weeks in the winter, when many trails turn to mud, these trails are easily walkable; especially in the summer when the shade is very welcome. But, even in winter (which it technically still was the last time I was there) the good drainage on the main trails makes this a "goto" place.
Easily accessed from SkyTrain, also has parking in various spots around the park. Most trails are wide and gravel based, some of the secondary trails get a bit narrow.

When I was last here, about ten months ago, I expressed concern re the lack of masks and social distancing. This issue appears to have been resolved, as nearly everyone I met was wearing a mask, and being polite about distance.

An article in the local paper about a coyote attack caught my notice. I see this took place on the north side of the Skytrain guideway, well away from the trails. I also noticed a fair number of chipmunks (squirrels maybe?) which I doubt would be around if there were hungry coyotes in the area. So, be vigilant, but enjoy the trails.
Written 17 March 2021
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laxman2020
Burnaby, Canada9 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
One can enjoy themselves here , great and peaceful experience here. U went first time and felt a great feeling . I advise all the people who wants to experience natural beauty and jog ,it's good place to visit .
Written 21 November 2020
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,142 contributions
Aug 2020
While I DID give a review recently, I felt an update is in order.
I previously mentioned potential Covid issues around the ponds, where groups tended to gather, making walking/hiking while social distancing difficult. Last week a fellow walker and I took similar paths, and both of us became concerned with the lackadaisical attitude towards social distancing. We amended our route and took some of the secondary trails; which were virtually uninhabited.
Also, noted the western parking lot, off Boundary Road, is now a Covid Testing Site. So, expect traffic backups in the area, and plan to park somewhere else.
Written 17 August 2020
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chris2796
Vancouver, Canada157 contributions
May 2020 • Solo
Right in the middle of Burnaby. A very large park with many trails for a place to take a relaxing walk. With so many trees it doesn’t even matter if it’s raining. Enjoy!
Written 24 May 2020
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,142 contributions
May 2020
...which might be an issue if you are concerned about "social distancing".
Having said that, if you are familiar with the trail system (and the park's trail network is well mapped if you aren't) the popular spots to congregate can be avoided. I noticed a lot of people near the two main ponds. So, take a detour, as I did, and find some different routes which can lead to some interesting discoverries. The park's other amenities were closed, but I hear they will open soon. Worth your while to check the city's website to establish what is available.
I always enjoy this park, even in the snow. I hope you do too.
Written 18 May 2020
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada3,142 contributions
May 2020
... but a bit crowded if you are concerned about "social distancing".
This park continues to be a favourite of tourists and locals alike. I enjoy the proximity to Skytrain (very easy access by public transit) and the myriad of trail selections, allowing a person to take a different route every week for a whole season. While many of the "park" amenities are closed, the trails and washrooms are open. DO be careful around the ponds, where people tend to congregate. Runners - note the new track on the east side of the park! The recycled tire base gives a great spring to your step. Your knees will thank you.
Written 12 May 2020
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