Parks, Recreation & Culture strives to provide residents with parks, trails and other recreation facilities that are:
- thoughtfully designed
- well maintained
- meet the needs of our community
We do this by building new parks and improving our existing parks.
To view our Completed Projects, please visit our projects page.
- 12072 Garden St. Community Garden
- 241A ST & 112 Ave Park
- Albion Fairground Dog Off-Leash Area Improvements
- Hammond Park Playground Replacement
- Kin Park Multi-Use Sports Court
- Thornhill Trails Study
We are building a new community garden at 12072 Garden St. (corner of Brown Ave and Garden Street) for spring 2024. This location will have 25 garden plots, 6 of which will be a raised wheelchair accessible garden box. Please see the community garden concept plan for further details.
To support gardeners, this location will include multiple points to access water, an accessible picnic table, accessible surfacing and routes, and space for future initiatives, such as compost boxes and onsite storage.
A communal garden bed will also be provided for a shared perennial and herb garden.
Questions or comments can be directed to Melissa Coderre, Parks Planning Technician, at email@example.com
Phase One - Tsuyuki Park Naming and Legacy Honouring Event
October 23, 2023
Family members of Tokutaro and Tori Tsuyuki were joined by The City of Maple Ridge to unveil the new Albion Park signage and interpretation plaque that bears their name.
In addition to the unveiling of the park name and signage, relatives of the Tsuyuki family helped plant two flowering cherry trees beside the information plaque that honours their family’s history at this site. The park features a berry colour theme highlighting the Tsuyuki family’s agriculture past.
“Our community was built on the determination, passion and perseverance of people from around the world, like the Tsuyuki family,” said Mayor Dan Ruimy. “By naming Tsuyuki Park after them, we recognize not only their contributions and impact on our community and agricultural heritage, but the enduring legacy of all immigrants as they helped build the thriving, diverse and welcoming community of Maple Ridge today.”
Park Features Include:
- Picnic and grassy areas
- A hillside playground, zipline and toddler play area
- Spray Park
- Sports court
- Scooter track
- Picnic shelter
- Washroom and plaza
Construction of Tsuyuki Park began in 2022, supported in part by a grant of $500,000 from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund to enhance the park's amenities, and a donation towards the spray park of $30,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears.
Visit the museum website more information about the family story.
Read the news release for more event information.
An official celebration event of the new park will be planned for the Spring.
Phase One - Now Open
Phase one of this new neighbourhood park at 241A Street and 112 Avenue is now open!
This initial phase includes a number of exciting features for park-goers to enjoy, such as a picnic areas, a scooter track, hillside playground, zip line, toddler play area and sports court. The washroom building is currently being completed. This structure will also house the pump system for the splash pad feature that will be a popular part of this new neighbourhood park. Stay tuned for a grand opening announcement later this summer.
Phase One Opening - Coming Soon
Updated May 4, 2023
Construction is progressing at 241A Street and 112 Avenue in Albion!
The opening of this park will be completed in phases with the first occurring later this spring. This first phase will include the picnic shelter, scooter track, hillside playground, zip line, toddler play area and sports court.
The grand opening for this park will occur later on in summer once the washroom building and splash pad are completed.
Please check back soon for the announcement of our phase one opening date.
In the meantime, below are some recent photos from the construction site:
The community's vision for this new neighbourhood park is coming to life! The property has been reshaped by the construction of paths, sports court and the scooter track, fencing, forms, trees, plants and new grass open spaces.
There are still more exciting things to come! This includes the installation of the key structures and play features. As we work towards opening the park to the public, we want to thank the community and neighbours for their ongoing support.
Check back soon for more information on the park opening timeline.
Thank you to our community for all your feedback, which helped shape this park’s final design. The final park design includes a spray park and picnic shelter along with a playground, junior pump track, multi- sports court, pathways, games tables area, picnic areas and open lawn space.
Updated Concept Plan Community Consultation Period
Throughout March of 2022 we asked the community to review the updated park concept plan for this neighborhood park and provide feedback. Thank you for providing your valuable feedback on the concept plan.
Based on what we heard we will be making some changes to better suit the park design to its neighbourhood context. These changes will include:
Thank you for your participation in our community engagement process for the upcoming 241A and 112 Ave park development! With your feedback, we will move towards preparing the design for construction which is planned for Summer of 2022.
Questions and comments can also be directed to Melissa Coderre, Parks Planning Technician, at 604-467-7466 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Spring of 2021 we collected community feedback on the concept plan for a new park at 241A Street in the Albion area.
From the neighbourhood feedback we received on the preliminary concept plan and to deliver a complete neighbourhood park with the full range of amenities requested to serve this area of our growing community, we recognized the park development funding would need to be bolstered to realize this greater park vision. With this in mind we are re-assessing the budget funding and have made an application for a grant towards the park construction. We are currently awaiting a grant funding announcement.
An updated concept plan will be shared with the community when the scope of the project has been confirmed. Construction is anticipated to start in 2022.
Concept Plan Community Consultation Period
The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department hosted the second phase of community consultation for the design of a new neighbourhood park at 241A St & 112 Ave.
Residents were encouraged to review the Park Concept Plan and provide their feedback from March 8 to March 22. This plan was developed based on the desired amenities and programming that came out of the first community consultation. Thank you for all the comments, these will be use to further refine the park design.
Questions and comments can also be directed to Melissa Coderre, Parks Planning Technician, at 604 467-7466 or by email to email@example.com.
Community Consultation Results
Participants expressed that the park should be a space for youth in the neighborhood, with amenities for younger children and teens.
The top 5 amenities requested by you:
When asked to specify other amenities not listed on the survey, participants most often asked for the following:
The next steps for our team will be to develop a park concept plan based on the feedback we've received. Please note that while all requested amenities will be considered, not all can be accommodated in the park plan.
As part of the community consultation process we invited your feedback from October 1 to October 26, 2020. Through this time we’ve received nearly 140 comment form submissions. Thank you for your interest and feedback in this park development process.
The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department will be engaging with the community to gather public feedback on the proposed new neighbourhood park at the south east corner of 241 A Street and 112 Avenue. We would like to hear from you on what desired amenities and features you would like to see in this neighbourhood park.
Due to Covid-19 we are encouraged residents to review the information panels and submit an online comment form to leave feedback regarding this project. We invited your feedback from October 1 to October 26, 2020
Questions and comments can also be directed to Chad Neufeld, Manager of Parks Planning & Development, at 604 467-7338 (ext. 2) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
South east corner of 241A Street and 112 Avenue Project Location Map (PDF)
Concept Plan Update
Updated: December 2023
Thank you to those who providing feedback on our concept plan through the September 2023 comment period.
With this feedback we were able to make some minor adjustments to finalize the plan for the Albion Fairgrounds dog off-leash area improvements.
The primary changes in this update include:
- Added seating and shade trees in the small dog area
- Addition of a misting station for dogs
- Integration of agility features on the perimeter pathway
- Relocated garbage receptacles away from seating areas
Park users can expect to see the changes outlined in this plan throughout 2024. Once the work and scheduling has been finalized, we will provide notice of any service disruptions that may follow.
Updated: August 30, 2023
The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department used the community feedback gathered during the first phase of engagement to develop a concept plan for the Albion Fairgrounds dog off-leash area improvements.
Please take a few minutes to review the concept plan for the improvements to this dog off leash area and share your thoughts through our comment form. We would like to receive your feedback by September 13, 2023.
This plan aims to create a more comfortable and safe experience by addressing poor site drainage and visibility.
To minimize water pooling, the drainage infrastructure will be upgraded to direct water out of the dog off-leash area to a rain garden. Site grading and gravel surfacing will also be installed to help to provide dogs and people firm dry ground to gather on near the existing seating area or walk along on the proposed perimeter walking loop.
Additional lighting is being proposed to illuminate the park at night and during the dark fall and winter months. This will increase accessibility and safety.
Park users can expect to see these changes throughout 2023 and 2024. Once the work and scheduling has been finalized, we will provide notice of any service disruptions that may follow.
Community Consultation Results – What We Heard From You!
Thank you to all those who participated in our community consultation period. We heard a lot of great feedback, with the top five most requested improvements for the dog off-leash area being:
- Improved drainage
- Trees for shade
- Drinking water for dogs and people
- Improved surfacing
With your input we will now move towards planning how best to deliver these improvements. Stay posted for an upcoming concept plan.
Community Consultation Period
The City of Maple Ridge is planning improvements to the Albion Fairgrounds dog off-leash area and we would like to hear from you.
Please join us at the Albion Fairground dog-off leash area on Wednesday, July 20 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM where we will be available to discuss what changes you and your dog would like to see.
We also encourage you to fill out a online comment form so that we can capture your feedback.
We would appreciate receiving your feedback by August 7, 2022.
Questions and comments can be directed to Melissa Coderre, Parks Planning Technician, at 604-467-7466 or by email to email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Hammond Park Playground Replacement
December 2023 – Construction Complete
Construction of the new playground at Hammond Park is now complete! This new accessible playground features a spiral slide, wheelchair transfer station, multi-seat accessible spinner, net climber and accessible swing. The large rubber safety surfacing area around the play structure and swing set is now easily accessible through the repaved pathway and will promote better access for park users of all ages and mobilities. The areas that were impacted by the construction will be replaced with turf shortly. Check it out when you are in the neighbourhood at 20577 Lorne Ave. The playground is complete and open for play!
October 2023 – Construction
The replacement of the playground at Hammond Park will take place starting November 2023. This work is expected to take approximately 2 -3 weeks, depending on the weather. During this time, the playground and immediate area will be closed and will re-open when the installation of the new playground is completed.
Thank you for your patience.
July 2023 – New Playground Coming Soon
A playground supplier has now been selected for this playground replacement. This new playground will incorporate a rubber safety surfacing to promote better accessibility for children of all ages and mobilities. The play structure itself will be accessible via a transfer station and will have a spiral slide and net climber bridge and multiple climbing components. There will be an inclusive multi seat spinner that will be accessible via the rubber surfacing as will the inclusive swing seat.
This playground replacement project is partially funded through the Enabling Accessibility Fund contributed by the Government of Canada.
Construction of this playground is expected to take place later in the fall.
January 2023 – What We Heard From You
Thank you to all who participated in our neighbourhood consultation process. We received 41 survey responses during the comment period.
The top play features requested by respondents included:
- Spiral slide in the playground
- Child/adult and toddler swing seats
- Rock, wall or net climber play components
- Rope Bridge
A request for proposal process will be undertaken to determine a playground equipment supplier as well as a construction timeline.
November 2022 – Public Comment Period
The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department is proposing to replace the playground at Hammond Park as part of the City’s Lifecycle Program. As part of this process we would like to hear from you on what play features you would like to see in Hammond Park.
Thank you for sharing your feedback through the comment form. The comment form was open for responses from October 24, 2022 to December 17, 2022.
If you have questions about this project or would like to provide comments directly, please contact Peter Warmerdam, Landscape Technician at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20577 Lorne Ave, Maple Ridge
Kin Park Multi-Use Sports Court
October 2023 – What We Heard and Next Steps
Thank you to all who participated in our neighbourhood consultation process that was held this summer. Over the course of the engagement period we received 49 survey submissions.
63% of respondents to the survey indicated that they would like to see a new sports court added to Kin Park. While 61% of respondents agreed with the proposed location shown on the information panels.
While there appears to be a strong interest from the neighbourhood to play basketball at Kin Park and at the proposed location, there were some concerns raised about the size of a full-size sports court at the proposed location and its impact on grass open space.
To support residents request to play basketball in the park while retaining an open grass area for informal use we are proposing to install a half size multi-sport court with basketball and mini hockey goals. The location of the half court is shown below.
We will also be improving the existing baseball field with a new backstop and players benches.
The City will work through the detailed design and procurement process and will target construction of this sports court for Spring 2024.
July 2023 - Community Engagement
The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department is proposing to install a new full-size multi-use sports court at Kin Park. This is based on the responses that the City received following a survey in November 2022, exploring adding a basketball hoop onto the existing tennis court.
As part of this process, we have identified a proposed location for a multi-use sports court that minimizes potential tree impacts. Please see the map for location and additional information.
Take the Survey
Please take this survey by September 8, 2023 to have your say on the proposed location for a multi-use sports court at Kin Park.
Attend the Open House
The City will be hosting an open house event on August 17, 2023 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Kin Park. Please drop-in to talk to staff, ask questions and provide feedback.
21790 121 Avenue
Thornhill Parking Lot and Staging Area Now Open
In our continuing effort to provide an improved user experience at the Thornhill Trails, the City of Maple Ridge has completed the parking and staging area for bikers, hikers, and equestrian users.
Parking Lot Construction
A parking lot and trails staging area will be constructed at Thornhill near the intersection of 256th St and 104th Ave during the summer of 2023. The parking lot will have 24 parking stalls and will also include a pit toilet, sign kiosk, picnic table, fencing, bike repair station, horse hitching post and mounting blocks.
The new trail wayfinding signage was also recently installed across Thornhill.
New Map and Wayfinding Signage
A new comprehensive map of Thornhill trails and their primary user type has been released for Thornhill. This new trail map can be viewed here. This map was refined with stakeholder input and reflects the proposed trail plan shared in 2021.
New wayfinding signs that incorporate this map and trail classifications are anticipated to be installed in early 2023. Renderings of wayfinding signs and safety signage are shown below.
As part of the next steps in the Thornhill Trails engagement process we will continue working with the trail stakeholder groups to implement new signage and wayfinding, explore staging area improvements at 256 St and work towards putting in place a trail maintenance agreement.
As a result of what we heard and given the importance of this trail resource to the community, a long term management plan for the Thornhill Trails area was identified to consider environmental impacts, staging, access and future park use opportunities. Work on this is anticipated to start in 2023 and will build on the outcomes of the Trails Study.
Community Consultation Results – Part 2
Thank you for your patience as we summarized the comment form submissions. We received a total of 279 responses to this survey. A summary of what we heard though this consultation is included in the infographic below.
Please see this document for the detailed results of the Part 2 of the Thornhill Trails Study.
Part 2 - Community Consultation
The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department is pleased to be hosting a second open house and public engagement process as part of the Thornhill Trails Study. This past October, the City collaborated with trail stakeholder groups (Haney Horsemen and Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association) and used the findings to develop a proposed trail plan for Thornhill. The design prioritizes the safety and needs of primary trail user groups.
The information panels from the open house are available for review. The open houses were held on November 18 and November 22, 2021. As part of this public engagement process we invited your feedback from November 18 until December 13, 2021.
Thank you for your feedback and comment form submissions. We’ve received nearly 300 submissions as part of the second part of this engagement process.
We will now be working through summarizing the comment form submissions and will provide an update on next steps in early 2022.
Part 1 - Community Consultation Results
Thank you for your patience as we summarized the comment form submissions. Some of the findings from this trails study are included below:
- Of the total survey respondents 72% identified as being residents of Maple Ridge, while 28% lived elsewhere, mostly within the lower mainland.
- Of the Maple Ridge residents, 43% identified as hiking trail users, 41% identified as mountain bike trail users, 10% identified as equestrian trail users and 6% identified as other trail users including dog walkers, trail runners, photographers and bird watchers.
- Just over half of the Maple Ridge resident trail users visited the Thornhill trails several times a week, with most trail users from outside of Maple Ridge visiting a few times a month.
- Primary trail access point for trail users is from the south at 256 Street, with secondary access points from the west at 248 Street and east at 264 Street.
- As anticipated, Bear Ridge and George’s Way, the City’s primary trails, were the most often traveled.
- The trails on Thornhill were important to trail users for various reasons including, for meeting other people, recreating outdoors and for health and fitness reasons; as well, the close proximity of these trails to the urban area.
- Trail users on Thornhill told us what would support them as a trail user in this area. The most requested support for trail users was for additional signage, maps, and wayfinding followed by an improved parking and staging area at 256 Street, followed by increased trail maintenance of the informal trails. Additional requests included providing additional garbage receptacles, a washroom and designating certain trails.
Please see this document for the detailed results of the Part 1 of the Thornhill Trails Study.
Part 1 - Community Consultation
As part of the community consultation process we invited your feedback from August 25 to October 15, 2020. Through this time we’ve received nearly 800 comment form submissions, thank you for your interest and feedback in this process.
The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department will be engaging with the community to gather public feedback on the trails and informal trails on Thornhill / Grant Hill. A variety of activities are currently taking place on Thornhill including hiking, biking, dog walking and equestrian use.
Due to Covid-19 we encouraged residents to review the information panels before completing the online comment form (which closed October 15, 2020).
Questions and comments can also be directed to Chad Neufeld, Manager of Parks Planning & Development, at 604 467-7338 (ext. 2) or by email to email@example.com.
Thornhill/ Grant Hill