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Keough took issue with the wheelchair ramp and handwashing station placement at the newly built Maple Ridge elementary playground. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

School playground layout incorrect, says Maple Ridge dad

Newly built Maple Ridge elementary recreation area oriented the wrong way

 

The City of Maple Ridge is looking for public input on new playground equipment. (City of Maple Ridge/ Facebook)

City of Maple Ridge looks for public input on new playground equipment

Albion Park is getting a re-haul as part of the city’s Lifecycle Program

 

Where the Dude Chilling Park sign used to live. (Cara McKenna/Twitter)

Famous Dude Chilling Park sign stolen again in East Vancouver

The Parks Board will replace the apparently popular sign for at least the third time

 

Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)

Winter weather doesn’t discourage park users

Metro park use doubles in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Kanaka Creek Regional Park. (Metro Vancouver/Special to The News)
A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

B.C. premier says calling for closure of Peace Arch State Park a federal responsibility

Horgan said he would ‘take action’ if Canada-U.S. border park is flagged as problem by PHO

A ditch marks the Canada-U.S. border and separates people walking on the road, right, in Surrey, British Columbia, and those gathered at Peace Arch Historical State Park, left, in Blaine, Wash., Sunday, July 5, 2020. Although the B.C. government closed the Canadian side of the park in June due to concerns about crowding and COVID-19, people are still able to meet in the U.S. park due to a treaty signed in 1814 that allows citizens of Canada and the U.S. to unite in the park without technically crossing any border. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Maple Ridge’s Mary Anna Robbins captured this morning photo at Kanaka Creek Regional Park, off of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on one of the recent sunny days. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Majestic winter morn in Maple Ridge

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  • Feb 8, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Mary Anna Robbins captured this morning photo at Kanaka Creek Regional Park, off of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge on one of the recent sunny days. (Special to The News)
Members of the Maple Ridge Disc Golf Club team up to update the “frolf” course at Thornhill Park. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Disc Golf Club helps upgrade local course

Thornhill Park frisbee links usage has skyrocketed since pandemic

Members of the Maple Ridge Disc Golf Club team up to update the “frolf” course at Thornhill Park. (Special to The News)
Former park warden George Mercer has turned to writing fiction since his retirement and move to Vancouver Island. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Into The Wild With Writer George Mercer

A passion for parks sets the backdrop for novel series

  • Jan 6, 2021
Former park warden George Mercer has turned to writing fiction since his retirement and move to Vancouver Island. Photograph by Lia Crowe
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
The process will include a review of all the city’s parks, recreation, arts and cultural facilities.. (The News files)
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)

Great Hikes Around the Lower Mainland

5 unforgettable trails to try, all just a short drive from Vancouver

  • Dec 22, 2020
There are dozens of great hikes in the Lower Mainland, including a day trip to Barrier Lake. Keep going for an even more beautiful view at Garibaldi Lake. (Photo: Amy Attas)
The City of Maple Ridge is developing a concept plan for the new park area at 241A St. and 112 Ave. (City of Maple Ridge mock-up screenshot/ mapleridge.ca)

City of Maple Ridge hears back from public on new park

The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department engaged with the community…

The City of Maple Ridge is developing a concept plan for the new park area at 241A St. and 112 Ave. (City of Maple Ridge mock-up screenshot/ mapleridge.ca)
During a recent stroll through the Kanaka Creek Regional Park, near Cliff Falls, Sandra Parente came across some mushrooms growing along the side of a tree. “Walking through Cliff Park I came across this beauty,” Parente said. “… how I view my community.” (Special to The News)

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  • Nov 16, 2020
During a recent stroll through the Kanaka Creek Regional Park, near Cliff Falls, Sandra Parente came across some mushrooms growing along the side of a tree. “Walking through Cliff Park I came across this beauty,” Parente said. “… how I view my community.” (Special to The News)
Sav Dhaliwal, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Metro announces 56 hectares of new park land in Pitt Meadows

Plans to ‘create a vast and stunning park complex’

Sav Dhaliwal, Chair, Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Pitt Meadows and Metro are making an announcement today in the Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area.

Metro making parks announcement in Pitt Meadows

Monday morning press conference in Codd Wetland

Pitt Meadows and Metro are making an announcement today in the Codd Wetland Ecological Conservancy Area.
Maple Ridge Park was the most popular destination with more than 250,000 visitors entering its main parking lot over the spring and summer. (The News files)

Record number of visitors hit Maple Ridge parks and trails

More than 630,000 people Apr. 1 and Aug. 31

Maple Ridge Park was the most popular destination with more than 250,000 visitors entering its main parking lot over the spring and summer. (The News files)
Where the Maple Ridge cenotaph and Memorial Peace Park are today on 224th Street, this is how the site look back in 1973. (Maple Ridge Museum)

LOOKING BACK: Taking a trip… back in time

Maple Ridge Museum curator takes us back through the history of Memorial Peace Park

  • Aug 14, 2020
Where the Maple Ridge cenotaph and Memorial Peace Park are today on 224th Street, this is how the site look back in 1973. (Maple Ridge Museum)
A ribbon cutting marking the soft opening of Beckett Park in Port Haney took place Wednesday, Aug. 12. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Beckett Park officially open in Maple Ridge

A community celebration is being planned when COVID-19 pandemic passes

  • Aug 13, 2020
A ribbon cutting marking the soft opening of Beckett Park in Port Haney took place Wednesday, Aug. 12. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Lavington resident Dave Pope chained himself to a tree in the park across from the local elementary school Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in protest against use of park space for the construction of a child care facility. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)                                Lavington resident Dave Pope chained himself to a tree in the park across from the local elementary school Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in protest against use of park space for the construction of a child care facility. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

North Okanagan man chains himself to tree in protest of construction

Crews began work clearing space for a new facility Thursday, Aug. 6

Lavington resident Dave Pope chained himself to a tree in the park across from the local elementary school Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in protest against use of park space for the construction of a child care facility. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)                                Lavington resident Dave Pope chained himself to a tree in the park across from the local elementary school Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in protest against use of park space for the construction of a child care facility. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Maple Ridge Park has a number of amenities, including bear-proof garbage cans, covered picnic areas, and pit and flush toilets. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Flush toilets have been part of Maple Ridge Park for years

Reaction to newbie’s first visit to a city park and moreover her criticism of its facilities

  • Aug 3, 2020
Maple Ridge Park has a number of amenities, including bear-proof garbage cans, covered picnic areas, and pit and flush toilets. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Chief Grace George of Katzie First Nation, and her husband Damian George give a presentation for Pitt Meadows city council in 2018. (City of Pitt Meadows photo)

Pitt Meadows parks signs to include First Nations language

Signs installed at Spirit Square and Waterfront Commons Park will have Katzie FN place names

  • Jul 29, 2020
Chief Grace George of Katzie First Nation, and her husband Damian George give a presentation for Pitt Meadows city council in 2018. (City of Pitt Meadows photo)