Here are the more popular parks in New Westminster (Map) (see other area parks):
(on the old B.C. Penitentiary site)
This 12 acre ravine park is a quiet getaway in the middle of the City, complete with walking trails extending into a small meadow. You can picnic at the pond and garden in the park.
(20th Street & 6 Ave )
The park, located on the B.C. Parkway Trail, has lots of wide open space for soccer and baseball, plus athletic fields, a lacrosse box and tennis courts. The park also has a picnic area, playground and toddlers wading pool and is.
(North Road & Nootka)
This park is divided into two sections: Upper and Lower Hume. Upper Hume is open year-round and has a spray pool, outdoor pool, a playground, athletic fields, tennis courts, picnic area and concession stand. Take the Nature Trail to the Lower Hume, alongside the Brunette River, where picnic areas and ball diamond are open March 31 to October 15.
(6 Avenue & 8 Street)
This park is a huge green space for family fun, in the centre of the city. The park is home to Kiwanis outdoor pool, a spray pool, a large picnic area, an adventure playground, and tennis courts.
(Between McBride, 6th Avenue, Royal Avenue and 1st Street)
This popular year-round park includes a summertime show of roses in the Herb House Rose Garden, the Bandshell with a free performance every summer Sunday afternoon, the Children's Petting Farm (with rabbits, chicken and goats). The park has a spray pool, picnic shelter, adventure playground and several athletic fields are available for team sports.
This quiet little park is behind City Hall. It is home to the Friendship Gardens, a beautiful Japanese-inspired garden with ponds, waterfalls and bridges. The Museum of the Royal Westminster Regiment is also at the Park, showcasing its military history since 1863.
Waterfront Esplanade & Quayside
The kilometre-long Waterfront Esplanade begins at the New Westminster Quay Public Market and winds along the banks of the Fraser River to Quayside Park, a marine theme playground. The river-side Esplanade has a pedestrian path and a cycle path, with a landscaped garden between them.