Parkland Strategy

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Parkland Strategy Open House on April 19, 2023. We appreciate you taking the time to view our information boards, ask questions, and share your thoughts with staff and consultants who will be developing the draft strategy for Council’s consideration.

And thank you to everyone who completed our community survey in April/May 2023 and/or left a comment on this page. We value your input.

What we heard

On July 11, 2023, staff and the project consultant presented a public engagement summary to Council for their information. View item 11.2 on the July 11, 2023 Regular Council Agenda to watch a video of the presentation and/or read the public engagement summary.

Next steps

In the fall of 2023, staff will engage with identified stakeholder groups before finalizing the draft parkland strategy, which will then be presented to Council in 2024 for their consideration.



We’re developing a parkland strategy to guide long-term planning for parkland throughout Port Moody. Over the next 30 years, the strategy will provide a framework for decision-making and prioritization of investment in existing and new parkland such as parks, greenways, natural areas, and public open spaces. It will include priorities and actions to help us ensure that parkland is distributed across the city, with equal access for all to diverse spaces and amenities.

We want to hear your voice! What types of parks and open spaces do you want to see in Port Moody? How should we allocate municipal funding for parkland? Your input will inform the development of a draft parkland strategy for Council’s consideration.

Learn more about Port Moody's current parks system.

In addition to our community-wide engagement, we’re engaging directly with other governments including Rights Holder First Nations and Metro Vancouver, as well as stakeholders such as School District 43, Port Moody's civic committees, environmental stewardship groups, community associations, accessibility and inclusion organizations, parks and trails user groups, and the development community.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Parkland Strategy Open House on April 19, 2023. We appreciate you taking the time to view our information boards, ask questions, and share your thoughts with staff and consultants who will be developing the draft strategy for Council’s consideration.

And thank you to everyone who completed our community survey in April/May 2023 and/or left a comment on this page. We value your input.

What we heard

On July 11, 2023, staff and the project consultant presented a public engagement summary to Council for their information. View item 11.2 on the July 11, 2023 Regular Council Agenda to watch a video of the presentation and/or read the public engagement summary.

Next steps

In the fall of 2023, staff will engage with identified stakeholder groups before finalizing the draft parkland strategy, which will then be presented to Council in 2024 for their consideration.



We’re developing a parkland strategy to guide long-term planning for parkland throughout Port Moody. Over the next 30 years, the strategy will provide a framework for decision-making and prioritization of investment in existing and new parkland such as parks, greenways, natural areas, and public open spaces. It will include priorities and actions to help us ensure that parkland is distributed across the city, with equal access for all to diverse spaces and amenities.

We want to hear your voice! What types of parks and open spaces do you want to see in Port Moody? How should we allocate municipal funding for parkland? Your input will inform the development of a draft parkland strategy for Council’s consideration.

Learn more about Port Moody's current parks system.

In addition to our community-wide engagement, we’re engaging directly with other governments including Rights Holder First Nations and Metro Vancouver, as well as stakeholders such as School District 43, Port Moody's civic committees, environmental stewardship groups, community associations, accessibility and inclusion organizations, parks and trails user groups, and the development community.

  • Types of park space

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    With its significant and diverse natural assets, Port Moody offers a wide range of opportunities for outdoor recreation. See our parks and trails map for the location of existing parks as well as each park's features and facilities. We have four types of park space:

    • Neighbourhood parks are typically one to two hectares, though some are smaller. They generally serve a catchment area similar to an elementary school. These parks often include play equipment, pathways, open grass, and seating. Access is usually by walking, so neighbourhood parks don’t require parking lots.
    • Community parks are four to eight hectares, though some are smaller. They serve several neighbourhoods and include a range of recreational facilities such as playgrounds, walkways or trails, parking lots, and sports fields.
    • City parks draw visitors from the entire city and beyond. People may visit these parks due to the natural features and/or the built facilities, cultural features, and opportunities offered. City parks draw people who specifically travel to spend time in a park for diverse activities such as picnics, special events, sports, and recreation.
    • Natural areas are parks that are undeveloped with natural features such as watercourses, ravines, steep slopes, or unique characteristics. Recreational use is usually limited to trail uses and nature appreciation.

    As regional growth continues, we can expect increased pressure on our parks and public open spaces. There is limited land available for new parks, and some existing spaces are close to or exceeding capacity. Aligned with other key plans and strategies such as the Official Community Plan and the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, the Parkland Strategy will help us meet the needs of the community today and in the future.

Page last updated: 18 Apr 2024, 04:00 PM