Parks & Trails
Before 1910, a rough system of roads, principally Yale Road, linked Surrey, Langley, Matsqui, Sumas, the District of Chilliwack and Chilliwack City all the way to New Westminster and Vancouver. Some 300,000 acres of undeveloped agricultural land lay within the environs of these communities in the south Fraser Valley.
The potential markets for these communities' products lay in the emerging large populations of the cities and municipalities of Metro Vancouver. The British Columbia Electric Railway Company (BCER) completed its 75-mile tramline from Vancouver to Chilliwack in 1910, spurring the growth of communities along the extent of the BCER Chilliwack Line. Where Salish Park now sits was once the location of the end and turnaround station of this tramline.
Today this area, nestled in the heart of downtown Chilliwack at the corner of Young Road and Cheam Avenue, is known as Salish Park. The park offers paved walking paths, a picnic area, seating areas, a playground and a beautiful pond.
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The City of Chilliwack has partnered with a number of local organizations and non-profit groups to develop an Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Trail program. Groups volunteer their time to cleanup parks and trails in Chilliwack, to keep the community looking its best!
Created as a supporting document to Chilliwack's Official Community Plan (OCP) the Greenspace Plan and supplementary Trail Network Plan sets out the City's goals and visions for developing new parks and trails over the coming decades.
The City of Chilliwack has over 100 parks and natural areas which together make up over 400 hectares of green space.
With the changing weather these days, it’s easy to check the status of Sports Fields online.