Summer heat came early with a May that was one of the driest on record, and it's only getting hotter. Thankfully, New West has a pretty great list of spray parks, splash pools and even a couple beaches where you can suntan on hot sand. Spray Parks: Open from 10am-7pm, Victoria Day to Labour Day Queens Park - A classic spot for summer fun, the thick trees of the park make it … [Read more...] about Stay cool, New West: Summer fun at spray parks, splash pools, and beaches
This Saturday, June 16, the new Westminster Pier Park will open with a celebration from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be lots of fun, family-friendly activities, food and live music. The upcoming event makes me marvel at how lucky we are in New Westminster when it comes to outdoor play areas. The new Pier Park will feature two playgrounds, a concession, washrooms and playing … [Read more...] about Best playgrounds in New West: what are your favourites?
Well, Summerfest in Grimston Park was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came. The turnout surpassed our expectations. We estimated that we had about 500 people at the movie alone, and maybe 1000 over the course of the afternoon. Our sleepy little West End park was packed with happy families! The organizing committee for the 2010 event (MaryAnn Mortensen, Gavin McLeod, … [Read more...] about First annual Summerfest in Grimston Park a big success!
Bring your swimsuits and a picnic blanket to Grimston Park on Saturday, July 17 for Summerfest, a new community celebration in New Westminster’s West End. Enjoy a family-friendly evening of play and live music, shop the mini-Farmer’s Market, and finish the evening off with a special free screening of E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial under the stars. The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. … [Read more...] about Free music, movie & family fun at Summerfest in Grimston Park July 17
New Westminster Museum & Archvies' Rob McCullough is working on creating an interpretive panel about the history of Grimston Park to be unveiled at the inaugural Summerfest in Grimston Park, Saturday, July 17. Rob is currently seeking photos, stories and comments from those who have enjoyed the park over the years since it opened. Please comment on this post, share photos … [Read more...] about What are your memories of Grimston Park?
The new playground at Grimston Park is now open, and it is AWESOME. The park's designers have done an incredible job creating a welcoming and imaginative space to play for kids of all ages. While the temporary fence is still partially up, and there's still some work to do (laying sod, painting the wading pool), the playground and pool are now open for play. As the organizer of … [Read more...] about Revamped Grimston Park playground & wading pool open for play