Parks & Trails
Included in the development of the Webster Road block area in 2011 was a central park idea for use by the surrounding residents. Many loads of gravel were brought in to raise the area and provide soil for new grass. Webster Park amenities include a skateboard park, playground and passive area.
Along with the construction of the new Sardis Library at Watson Glen Park, came the closing of the old Watson Glen Skateboard Park. In order to keep riders active in the Sardis area, the City of Chilliwack created a new skateboard park in the Webster Park.
The Sardis Area Skate Park, located in Webster Park, opened early in the fall of 2012. The project designer, van der Zalm + Associates, worked in consultation with user groups and City staff. Through the consultation phase it became clear that the skaters preferred a plaza style park, while bike riders enjoyed a bowl style park. In the late phases of design, an offer came from Telus to help include a bowl to the plaza design.
The project was constructed by E.H.R. Mechanical, a Chilliwack-based company that has completed successful skate park projects all over Canada. The completed facility provides challenges for all ages, skill levels and types of users from skateboarders, BMX’ers, scooter riders to inline skating. Key features in this park include spine transfers, handrails, ramps, banked ramps, stair sets, and a rare centre dish feature.
All City of Chilliwack skate parks are unsupervised facilities and the use of protective equipment is highly recommended. The facility is open from dawn until dusk.
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.