Burnaby Greenspace Renovation & Pollinator Park
Steamworks Brewing Company, Para Space Landscaping Inc., members of the British Columbia Nursery and Landscape Association and the Green Cities Foundation partnered in the Summer of 2021 to renovate an ignored and underutilized area in Burnaby, BC to transform it into a public greenspace for the benefit and enjoyment of North Burnaby Neighbours and visitors of the area. The park features outdoor seating, a wooden pergola, a pollinator garden installed in raised hexagonal wooden planter beds and a “bee hotel” to support the maintenance of a healthy neighbourhood pollinator insect population.
Members of British Columbia Nursery Landscape Association came together to build the space donating materials and labour, while Steamworks will take on the ongoing maintenance and stewardship of this greenspace as a commitment to the improvement and beautification of the neighbourhood.
On Wednesday June 29th 2022 the gardens grand opening celebration was held. We thank all partners in helping to make this project a reality:
Art’s Nursery Atkinson Landscaping BC Landscape and Nursery Association Bishop Landscaping Ltd. Blue Pine Enterprises Ltd. Coastal Irrigation Inc. Dick’s Lumber East Richmond Nursery Exemplar Horticulture GardenWorks Golden Spruce Habitat Systems Incorporated Kato’s Nursery Ltd. Para Space Landscaping Inc. SteamWorks Brewing Co. Terralink Horticulture Total Ground Effects
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, urban dwellers have been required to shelter in place and maintain social distance. As the restrictions on movement and gatherings have been eased, citizens have moved outdoors and there is a growing realization that urban areas need more green, open spaces for people to congregate safely and enjoy the outdoors. This important project aligns with our mission to protect the environment, renew failed green spaces and increase the amount of public green spaces in Canadian cities, as well as improve the climate in Canadian cities for the people who live and work in them, and for those affected by climate change.