About Metro Vancouver Regional Park Associations
Regional Parks Link is self-directed by the following Park Associations.
Read an overview below or click on the park association name in the navigation bar’s drop down menu to learn about each park.
Boundary Bay – Boundary Bay Park Association
We are a group of local citizens interested in promoting the use of Cammidge House as a community facility and the enhancement of Boundary Bay Regional Park.
Burnaby – Burnaby Lake Park Association
The Burnaby Lake Park Association was founded in 1972* and has been an active volunteer organization leading stewardship activities that preserve, restore, and protect Burnaby Lake Regional Park’s ecological integrity. We connect people with nature through habitat restoration and enhancement such as our invasive species removal program Weedbusters and Nestbox Monitoring, education and outreach in the community. The BLPA is an advocate for environmentally responsible management of Burnaby Lake Regional Park to ensure it is a legacy for future generations.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.burnabylakepark.ca
- Facebook: Burnaby Lake Park Association
- Twitter: @BurnabyLakePark
- Instagram: @BurnabyLakePark
Coquitlam – Colony Farm Park Association
TThe Colony Farm Park Association works in partnership with Metro Vancouver Parks to manage Colony Farm Regional Park in a manner that respects the environment, the wishes of the general community and the principles of the area’s land use plan which recognizes wildlife values, passive recreation, and agriculture.
Coquitlam – Minnekhada Park Association
The Minnekhada Park Association (MPA) was formed in 2002 our Mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the natural environment of Minnekhada Regional Park, while advocating respect, appreciation and enjoyment of the Park’s natural and historic attributes as well as recreational resources.
- Contact: email@example.com
- Website: www.minnekhada.ca
- Facebook: Minnekada Park Association
- Twitter: @Minnekhada100
Fort Langley – Derby Reach Brae Island Parks Association
Derby Reach Brae Island Park Association (DRBIPA) works closely with Metro Vancouver Parks to promote education, conservation, and recreation that is compatible with conservation in our Regional Parks. We work with Metro Vancouver to promote public appreciation of two beautiful parks, Derby Reach and Brae Island, located by the Fraser River in Langley.
Langley – Campbell Valley Park Association
Campbell Valley Park Association (CVPA) works to represent diverse partner groups and park neighbours in advising Metro Vancouver on key park issues and participating in park management planning. The purpose of CVPA is to promote appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of Campbell Valley Regional Park while preserving and enhancing its natural and historical features within the framework of the Campbell Valley Regional Park Management Plan.
Maple Ridge – Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society
The Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society (KEEPS) is extremely active with all aspects of watershed stewardship. Our mission statement: To maintain the health of Kanaka Creek watershed’s natural ecosystems through education, community involvement, scientific research, land preservation and partnerships based on stewardship.
- Facebook: Kanaka Education And Environmental Partnership Society
Vancouver – Pacific Spirit Park Society
The Pacific Spirit Park Society (PSPS) is a community-based volunteer organization. We work together with the Metro Vancouver, as part of the Regional Park Partners Program, for the benefit of Pacific Spirit Regional Park. Like other park associations in the program, we act as the public steward of the Park. We provide a way for groups and individuals who enjoy the park to meet, coordinate activities, educate the public, raise funds for special events and recruit members and volunteers.
- Website: www.pacificspiritparksociety.org
The Park Partnership Program
The Park Partnership Program is a way for community volunteers and Metro Vancouver parks staff to work together to promote and protect the system of regional parks. Park Associations provide input on how to best use and maintain regional parks. We propose projects, mobilize our volunteers, and conduct activities.
Regional parks are distinct from municipal parks in that they tend to be larger, with wildlife and rustic trails. Regional parks focus on natural landscapes: in particular, protecting and improving natural ecosystems and biodiversity, and providing people with an opportunity to reconnect with nature. By contrast, municipal parks are often more focused on sport-based recreation, with sports fields and other recreational facilities and amenities.