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 new bike park until construction begins on the final mixed-use building in approximately four 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 SFU Community Association was granted the license to operate, maintain and manage the Naheeno Park Community Garden. The garden is located at the north end of Naheeno Park, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, though correspondence should be directed to the SFU Community Trust offices at 130-8960 University High Street, Burnaby, BC, V5A 4Y6 as the Trust is assisting the SFU Community Association with administration duties.

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.

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


The cost per plot is $50 ($25 for SFU Students) payable by cheque, or $52 by Paypal* ($26 for students).

Cheque: $50
$25 for SFU Students
Cheques should be made payable to the SFU Community Association, and can be mailed to or dropped off in person at The Cornerstone
building to the SFU Community Trust offices, Monday through Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm.
130-8960 University High Street
Burnaby, BC V5A 4Y6  .

Paypal: $52
$26*for SFU Students
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


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