Parks & Trails
Walden Park offers a loop trail system with grassy areas, ponds, bridges and scattered trees. The loop may be expanded by including the perimeter trail around the ball fields.
- Difficulty: easy – gravel trail with bridges
- Length: 0.6km / elevation gain: flat
- Parking: on-site
- Facilities: picnic tables, benches, playground, ball fields
- Disc golf
Chilliwack installed its first disc golf course in Walden Park in 2017. This park is located in the northeast section of downtown Chilliwack, adjacent to F.G. Leary School. Visitors of Walden Park and the nearby sports fields can use the paved parking lot at the north end of Walden Street or access this park by way of public transportation from two blocks west at the corner of Carleton Street and First Avenue. The park was selected as being suitable for a 9-hole disc golf course for several reasons, including its beautiful trees and ponds, which become challenging obstacles to disc golf players.
Interestingly, Wikipedia reports that this sport was first played in Bladworth, Saskatchewan in 1926. The sport was slow to gain popularity until the 1960s it when it was embraced. The 1970s witness this sport morphing from a casual game into a competitive sport.
A professional designer from the British Columbia Disc Golf Association was brought in to help with the course design and the Walden Disc Golf Course was designed as an entry level, par 27 beginner to intermediate course. The community is invited to bring out a flying disc and give it a try. Other more serious players are often equipped with multiple throwing discs of different weights and flight capabilities.
User groups are asked to use good judgment when determining whether to access a field or not. If the field status says open but the weather has changed and caused unfavorable conditions please do not access. Charges will be placed accordingly if any damage is caused.
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.