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Parks and Playgrounds

Email Shallon Touet, Arena and Parks Manager

Riverside Park and Campground

⇒ Call 250-567-4710 for the Campground Office (Mid June - Mid September)

Riverside Park is Vanderhoof's largest park located on Burrard St. heading north - the entrance is before the bridge over Nechako River. The Park Office is open from May long weekend to the end of September from 7am to 10pm. The campground has 38 camping spots that accommodate tents to RV's. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Use of showers, sani-dump, and firewood are available when campsite fees are paid.

The park is very large with plenty of space for leisure activities including beach volleyball with 2 courts, a children's play ground, a walking trail with plenty of sitting benches and an unsupervised swimming area. There is a covered picnic area with picnic tables that can be reserved in the summer months for reunions, fundraisers, birthdays and more.

The 1.2 km loop walking path is lamp-lit and the trail is maintained year round for running, walking, and cross-country skiing. Horses, bikes and motorized vehicles are prohibited from using the path. Please pick up after your pet by using bags provided from the dog sanitation stations located along the path.

Riverside Park is home to the Nechako Migratory Bird Sanctuary where thousands of Canada Geese, trumpeter swans and other migrating birds can be seen each spring and fall. The observation and viewing tower provides the perfect place to watch the birds without causing undue disruptions to the flocks.

Ferland Park

This wooded park is centrally located between Church Avenue and Lampitt Avenue and is home to the Kinsmen Spray Park. The Spray Park is operational during the summer months. Ferland Park also has a children's play ground with climbing structures, slide, swings and more! There are public toilets, picnic tables and the park offers plenty of space for informal gatherings, picnics and relaxing.

Bradley Park

Located south of the alleyway between 4th and 5th Street W. The park is well lit, has picnic tables, a play structure, swings and an open playing area.

Leiding Park

Located on the east side of Victoria St. near Peach Lane, Leiding Park has an open, grassy play area and swing set.

Vanderview Playground

Located west of the Nechako Christian Fellowship Church on Vanderview Drive, the playground has an open play area and swing set.

Rip N the North Bike Park

Built in 2009, the bike park is located at the end of 7th Street West. It offers many jumps and trails for a variety of skills and confidence levels! The park is maintained by the Rip N the North Bike Club. Make sure your bike is in good working order, and bring helmuts, bug spray, small first aid kit, and quick fixing tools for your bike!

Ride Guide at the Rip'N the North Bike Park in VanderhoofWatch a video by two pros from Ride Guide who came to ride at the Rip N' the North Bike Park in Vanderhoof. "It is sick!"

Baseball Diamonds

Vanderhoof is buzzing with baseball each spring!

• Mike Kenner Ball Diamonds on the corner of Stewart Street and Recreation Drive.
• Markay Drive Ball Diamond on Markay Drive.
• School District 91 Ball Diamonds located at Prairiedale School, Sinkutview, W.L. McLeod, Evelyn Dickson, & Nechako Valley Secondary Schools.