Parks & Trails
Vedder Park currently serves as a destination for Rotary Trail users, dog owners and as an informal picnic and open space amenity area. The park is situated on the paved Legacy Trail which runs through the east side of the park, connects to the Garrison Crossing community to the north and Vedder Road to the east. The park is also within walking distance to the University of the Fraser Valley.
The park is comprised of a large asphalt parking lot, two fenced dog off-leash areas, washroom facilities and lawn connections to the Rotary Trail. The site itself is largely disturbed with many flat compacted areas left over from its previous use as a former military base. Vegetation is generally limited to the areas closest to the Rotary Trail with sporadic groupings of large cottonwood, big leaf maple and native conifers throughout the site.
The new park design builds off the success of the existing amenities with a renovated dog off-leash area, upgraded pedestrian circulation system to allow for improved accessibility, expanded parking lot and a permanent washroom facility.
The design also includes a simple nature themed playground and adult fitness stations to expand the park's recreational opportunities for a wider variety of user groups.
Dog Off-Leash Area
The existing dog off-leash area in Vedder Park was renovated to relocate the small dog area to a new compound just to the west, adding an additional 3,030 square metres of dog off-leash area to the park. The total dog off-leash area in this park is now nearly a hectare.
- Disabled Access: The terrain is not flat, but gravel / dirt paths are available to get to all areas of the park.
- Dog Off Leash Area: 2 fenced off leash areas. 1 for small dogs and one for all sized dogs.
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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.
Information about the pilot project that will allow responsible alcohol consumption in permitted areas of Vedder and Crossing Parks from late August until October 31, 2020.
With the changing weather these days, it’s easy to check the status of Sports Fields online.