Our Top 10 Favourite Parks in the Lower Mainland:

Our Top 10 Favourite Parks in the Lower Mainland:

  1. Terra Nova Adventure Playground (Richmond)
  2. Rochester Park (Coquitlam)
  3. John Lawson Park (West Vancouver)
  4. Quayside Park (New Westminster)
  5. Rocky Point Park (Port Moody)
  6. Lions Park (Port Coquitlam)
  7. Garden City Community Park (Richmond)
  8. Como Lake Park (Coquitlam)
  9. Creekside Park (Vancouver)
  10. Riley Park (Coquitlam)

Terra Nova Adventure Playground (Richmond):

  • an enormous 5 level slide tower
  • tandem ziplines
  • a pivot swing
  • wooden climbing structures
  • twisting hillside slide
  • West Dyke is a beautiful walk with stunning ocean views


Rochester Park (Coquitlam):

  • a nature based playground with tons of wood and sand features
  • wooden climbing structures and obstacle course
  • a large metal slide
  • a zip line
  • net swings and a roller slide
  • a rock climbing wall
  • a large sand and water feature with public washrooms on the lower level.


John Lawson Park (West Vancouver):

  • two fantastic play structures: a wooden ship near the beach and a tree house with a cute train to play inside
  • Splash pad
  • a beachside path that takes you to Ambleside Park, the beach here is full of rocks, shells and driftwood for little ones that love to beach-comb.
  • You might even see some seals or sea otters while you’re here.


Quayside Park (New Westminster):

  • sand and water features
  • a wooden boat with a large slide
  • bouncy buoy’s
  • ping pong tables and lots of climbing areas for the kids
  • there are lots of options for food and drinks nearby at the Quay


Rocky Point Park (Port Moody):

  • newly renovated playground with natural wood features
  • a large wooden ship
  • a great spray park
  • bike path
  • Inlet Trail
  • the pier
  • skate park
  • Rocky Point Ice Cream


Lions Park (Port Coquitlam):

  • a zip line
  • multiple play structures for all age levels
  • a bike track/ skate park
  • a riverside nature trail
  • sand features
  • splash pad
  • a large metal slide


Garden City Community Park (Richmond):

  • sand and water features
  • large driftwood logs for climbing on
  • 2 long metal slides
  • an imaginary stream and more
  • a bike terrain park close by
  • a duck pond
  • nature trails throughout the park
  • an Arboretum


Como Lake Park (Coquitlam):

  • stationary boat
  • kids playhouse
  • play structures for all ages
  • a roller slide
  • an easy loop trail around Como lake
  • lots of ducks

Creekside Park (Vancouver):

  • a two story slide
  • a zip line
  • sand and water features
  • lots of climbing structures and percussion instruments
  • this playground is close to the sea wall, Science World and the sky train.

Riley Park (Coquitlam):

  • soft tire surface throughout
  • stunning views of PoCo and Coquitlam
  • slides for all ages
  • multiple climbing structures
  • log seesaws
  • there are also hammocks nearby

Note: there are no bathrooms here and they don’t plan on putting them in. You also have to keep an eye out for bears here.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell
    and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and
    screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it
    pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

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