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:
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 that effective August 2021 the waitlist for Naheeno Park Community Garden plot rentals is on hold until such time that the waitlist reduces significantly.
|Naheeno Park Community Garden General Information (2019/2020 Garden Season) .
|Naheeno Park Community Garden Handbook and Contract (2019/2020 Garden Season)
|South Sciences Building West SFU Parking Permit Application (2019/2020 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 (approximate size: 8 ft. x 32 ft./256 square feet)
$35 for a Mini-sized plot (approximate size: 6ft x 8 ft)
Current Gardeners please note that non-attendance at a Naheeno Park Community Garden Work Party carries a fine of $30, payable by cheque or by Paypal*
Cheques should be made payable to the “UniverCity Community Association, Garden Committee”
Burnaby, BC V5A 4Y7 .
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
Please submit your completed application form along with payment by:
Email: NPCGCommittee@gmail.com and make your payment via Paypal (preferred)
Mail: 8971 Cornerstone Mews, Burnaby, BC V5A 4Y7
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 email@example.com