The new Willingdon Linear Park will extend 13 blocks and run along the east side of Willingdon Avenue between Brentwood Towne Centre and Hastings Street. This scenic urban trail will include landscaping, street furniture, pedestrian lighting and public art, along with infrastructure upgrades including water main replacement, road and sidewalk rehabilitation, pedestrian signals and a new left turn bay at Parker Street.
Two unique pocket parks will be located in this linear park. The pocket park at Charles Street will include circular pathways, an open lawn and water sculptural features – a great place to relax and take a break. The other pocket park at Parker Street is more active and interactive and will feature a plaza and a large art sculpture in the form of a community hammock – an oversized net for visitors to sit, for children to play or a photo opportunity.
The construction of a new linear park is set to commence in 2017. Find out more about the Willingdon Linear Park.
This project is supported in part by the City of Burnaby and the Western Economic Diversification Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program