Parks + Greenspaces

The UniverCity community boast some beautiful green spaces gardens including Richard Bolton Park. Its proximity to the City of Burnaby Trails allows for easy access to conservation lands ideal for dog-walking, hiking and biking.

Richard Bolton Park

A 2.7 acre City of Burnaby Park, Richard Bolton Park resides in the heart of the community right where the West and East Highlands meet.

Complete with a children’s playground, views of the community, benches and featuring one of UniverCity’s ARTWALK pieces—NEST WITH CHROME EGGS by Artist Bruce Voyce—the park provides a wonderful play area and respite for residents.



City of Burnaby Trails

A network of 26 multi-use trails covering 28 kilometres criss-crosses the 576 hectares within the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area.

This is an important mountain ecosystem of slopes forested in deciduous and coniferous trees. Blacktail deer, coyotes, bald eagles and a wide variety of smaller animals all make their homes in this lush and rugged terrain. Black bears and cougars are occasional visitors, seeking out the numerous creeks and streams along the trails. The grade climbs from about 25 metres above sea level to the summit of Burnaby Mountain at 366 metres.

For a complete map and description of the trails, click here.



Slopes Neighbourhood Park

Slated for construction when the SLOPES residences have already begun to take shape, a new multi-use park and play space is planned for Parcel 32.


Final Drawings for the Slopes Neighbourhood Park:








UniverCity Bike Park

Parcel 24 is home to a seasonal bike park until construction begins on the final mixed-use building in approximately two years time. Bike park designer Jay Hoots created the space, which is open late spring to early fall each year, depending on weather. Residents young and old can develop their skills in a safe environment that includes a pump track for beginners and intermediates. Residents and visitors are reminded to wear the appropriate protective gear to enjoy the park safely. Park signage will be in place to provide information in how best to enjoy the park.



Naheeno Park Community Garden

Beginning February 2016, the UniverCity Community Association (UCA) was granted the license to operate, maintain and manage the Naheeno Park Community Garden (NPCG). The garden is located at the north end of Naheeno Park, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, though correspondence should be directed to the UniverCity Community Association Garden Committee by email: NPCGCommittee@gmail.com

The Garden is open from dawn until dusk, seven days a week and is open to all UniverCity residents, students, staff and faculty of SFU.

For general information including membership, waitlists, plot renewals, plot transfers, fees and termination of plot rentals, Garden Handbook, User Contract and payment form, please click on the links below. Please note, the 2017/2018 garden season is over and the UCA Garden Committee is currently reviewing and updating the NPCG Handbook and Policies for the 2018/2019 garden season.

adobe-PDF-icon Naheeno Park Community Garden General Information (2017/2018 Garden Season)        . adobe-PDF-icon Naheeno Park Community Garden Handbook and Contract (2017/2018 Garden Season)
adobe-PDF-icon South Sciences Building West SFU Parking Permit Application (2017/2018 Garden Season)
(across from Naheeno Park Community Garden)
Please note: this form must be signed by the UniverCity Community Association and returned to SFU Parking Services

 

Due to increased garden initiatives and impending garden maintenance costs, beginning the 2018/2019 garden season the NPCG Garden Committee decided to increase annual garden plot rental fees. In addition, a small number of standard-sized plots that were abandoned from the previous season will be divided into 3 smaller sized plots in the upcoming garden season.

Annual Cost payable by Cheque or Paypal*.
$60 for a Standard-sized plot (approximately 8 ft. x 32 ft./256 square feet)
$35 for a Mini-sized plot (approximate size TBD)

Cheque: $60/$35
Cheques should be made payable to the “UniverCity Community Association, Garden Committee”, and can be mailed (please do not drop off your contract & payment) to the following address:
8971 Cornerstone Mews
Burnaby, BC V5A 4Y7  .

*Paypal: $62/$37
Once your application or plot renewal is approved, you may also choose to pay via Paypal. Note, if you select this option, there will be an addition $1-2 charge to cover the administration fees charged by Paypal. To make a payment via Paypal, please contact us at NPCGCommittee@gmail.com




University Highlands Elementary Community Garden

Developed and managed by volunteers in our community and in cooperation with the University Highlands Elementary school, UniverCity boasts a beautiful community vegetable garden that enhances the plant diversity of its outdoor environment. For more information, email highlands.garden@gmail.com


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