Parks & Recreation

Community Centres

Wesbrook Community Centre

We offer a facility perfectly suited to your lifestyle – with a fully equipped gymnasium and fitness centre, art and dance studios and a range of class and meeting rooms! There will be something for everyone, from basketball and volleyball, to pilates, yoga and zumba, to English, Mandarin, Spanish or cooking classes! A remarkable state-of-the-art family facilty, built to LEED Gold equivalent standards, and using the latest wood technology, opens October 2015! Register for your favourite program this Fall with our online program guide!



The Old Barn Community Centre

The Old Barn Community Centre is at the heart of our growing community.  The community centre, located in Hawthorn Place at 6308 Thunderbird Blvd, serves as a gathering place for the community and includes the following facilities and programs:

    • Exercise room
    • Meeting rooms
    • Coffee shop
    • Public gathering place
    • Indoor children’s play area and library
    • Outdoor playground and green space

Parks and Community Gardens

The UNA community is blessed with generous green spaces.  Besides the Pacific Spirit Regional Park that comprises 763 hectares of forest and foreshore, there are 7 neighbourhood parks in the five neighbourhoods. Another 5 neighbourhood parks are under design and will be built in the near future. Read more about the neighbourhood parks.

The UNA currently has one Community Garden located in Hawthorn Place and another garden opening in 2012 in Wesbrook Place. Read more about the community gardens.

Other Cultural and Recreational Facilities

The UNA residents can access other recreational services provided by UBC or the City of Vancouver. Read more about the facilities access.

Events in the Park

Every year, the UNA holds various events in different parks. To keep up to date on the upcoming park events, visit the events calendar or subscribe to the myuna announcements.

  • Canada Day (July) in Jim Taylor Park
  • Evening in the Park (July and August) in Jim Taylor Park, Michael Smith Park and Iona Green
  • Drop-in Activities in the Park (July and August) for children
  • Annual Barn Raising (September) in Jim Taylor Park