Why was Burquitlam Park selected for this facility?
  • The City and YMCA selected the Burquitlam Park site following a rigorous evaluation by a professional consultant of numerous sites near the Burquitlam SkyTrain station. The site selection process involved a comprehensive and thorough technical review that considered many site feasibility factors, including: 
    • Access
    • Adjacencies
    • Availability
    • Proximity to Transit
    • Site Configuration
    • Traffic Patterns
    • Other Detailed Criteria
  • The project will realize the vision set for the Burquitlam Park site more than 40 years ago. The park lands were acquired in 1977 for the specific purpose of accommodating a future community recreation facility.
  • In addition, the 2002 Burquitlam Neighbourhood Plan identified the need for a future community recreation facility on the site along with the development of a mixed-use development on the site, and the transition of Burquitlam Park to a more urban park. This direction was reinforced in the 2017 Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood Plan.