Due to the pandemic, economics, or reasons we can't even start to suspect, you may have noticed that there are not a lot of Halloween decorations this year. We drove around multiple neighbourhoods the past few weeks and even went to the Halloween destination, Trinity Street, only to find scattered Halloween-decorated houses throughout the city.
Springer Park Playground is a little secluded playground hidden deep in Springer Park. It has a climbing-focused playset to challenge the upper body strength of older kids and a toddler playset for kids who just want to stick to what feels comfortable. Although it is not part of the playground, the community rock garden is what sets this park different from all the others.
Brentwood Park’s playground has a lot of amenities. Brentwood Park Elementary is to the South East and two tennis courts are to the South West of the park. The playground is located near the North West corner of the park which abuts quiet streets. This playground contains a playset, a wood stump climber, a swing set, a seesaw, a spinner climber, a sandbox, and a wading pool. There are also lots of benches and one covered picnic table.
George McLean Park’s playground is located on PattersonAvenue, crossing Bond Street in Burnaby. It doesn’t have a lot of amenities, but they all have good quality. The playground is located in the center of the park which is far from the streets on all sides and contains 1 medium-sized slide on rubber hilled-ground, 1 large swing on wood chips, and 1 large sandbox with water. There are lots of benches and tables around for adults.
Burnaby Village Museum is once again hosting Eerie Illusions in 2022 from October 20 to October 30th between 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Similarly to its Christmas light show counterpart, this event transforms Burnaby Village museum into a world of wonder with a Halloween-themed display and live performances.
Forest Glen Park has one of my favorite playgrounds to go to in Burnaby. This playground has many amenities to facilitate the growth of kids in different age groups. The equipment has been recently updated, so everything is brand new in this playground. There is a huge grass area to host many activities for children and adults alike. The slopes that go down from the street make this park safer for sledding during winter. Forest Glen Park also has a wading pool for kids to cool off during summer.
Pumpkin After Dark is coming to Burnaby for the first time in 2022. This Canada's award-winning outdoor Halloween event features 6000+ carved pumpkins. Like the light shows during Christmas, this Halloween-themed light show features pathways filled with carved pumpkin displays. This is a time-limited event that runs from September 22nd to October 31st, located in Swangard Stadium & Central Park in Burnaby.