Brennan Park Fields and Lands Master Plan

The Brennan Park Fields & Lands Master Plan was adopted by Council December 21, 2021. Thank you to the community and in particular the many user groups who gave of their time and energy to inform the plan.

View the Master Plan.


The master plan for Brennan Park (the surrounding fields and land to the recreation centre) will accommodate a range of community needs and activities over time. Community discussion began in spring 2018 with residents and user groups sharing their vision for the future of the surrounding Brennan Park fields and lands, and what they value most about the whole site.

Development of the master plan incorporated those ideas received and engaged residents and user groups on a recommended course of action.


Project Timeline


Brennan Park Fields & Lands (from Centennial Way to Finch Drive) was made possible by the fundraising and hard work of volunteers and community groups and has evolved as community needs have arisen. As the land available for recreation use is limited, it is necessary to have clear direction to guide long-term decision-making on where and what facilities should be accommodated in Brennan Park.

The Parks and Recreation Master Plan from 2012/13 involved significant public engagement and laid out a path for the future of both the Recreation Centre and surrounding parkland. This plan provides a solid foundation for a community discussion to determine whether the findings are still valid five years later and after 14% growth in our community (change between the census populations of 2011 and 2016).

Brennan Park Fields & Lands Master Plan Phase 1 was completed in 2018 and through comprehensive community engagement a Vision and Values was created to guide decision making for the field and lands at Brennan Park.


Brennan Park fields and surrounding park lands is a welcoming and inclusive multi-use gathering place that brings the community together, promotes active and healthy living and is a fun, safe and playful hub for Squamish.


The Values identified by the community in Phase 1:

  1. Affordable programs and services: Any services and programs offered by the District of Squamish and partners must be affordable.
  2. Inclusion and accessibility: The District and partners will continue to improve existing facilities and new facilities will have a high level of accessibility.
  3. Healthy communities and individuals: Existing facilities will be improved and new facilities will be developed to maximize the health of the community.
  4. Shared use of facilities: To maximize space and reduce costs, existing and new facilities must be accessible to multiple community groups and demographics.
  5. Consideration of the natural environment: The District and partners will place a high value on considering the natural environment when developing new facilities and improving existing ones.

Other values for consideration brought forward by the community in regards to Brennan Park Fields & Lands Master Plan are financial responsibility, social partnerships and collaboration, and commercial partnerships.


Financial Realities: The planning process will consider ideas on what Brennan Park surrounding fields and park land should look like, while keeping in mind the financial realities and follow the guiding principles laid out in the Real Estate and Facilities Master Plan.

The financial reality is there are significant facility upgrades required throughout the District (Fire Halls, Recreation Centre, Municipal Hall, Operations Centre etc.). As such, recreation facility upgrades cannot be funded through taxation alone and any new projects will need to be funded with contributions from grants, fees, fundraising and sponsorship. Financial impacts to the community will be brought back for discussion prior to any financial investment decision.

Floodplain Management Bylaw: This pertains to floodplain construction requirements.

Development Permit Area 2: This pertains to maintaining the integrity of critical floodways through the community.

Sponsored Crown Grant: The provincial government transferred the ownership of the Brennan Park land to the District of Squamish with caveats restricting usage or disposition.

Outcomes of Stakeholder Meeting #1:

Stakeholder Themes:


Consensus achieved on:

Click here to see the maps created by the the stakeholder working groups.
Outcomes of Stakeholder Meeting #2:

Participants split into two groups and developed maps with a focus on a “Loggers Sports & Events Area” and a “Bubble Zone & Bike Area”.

Click here to see the maps created by the the second stakeholder working groups.

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  • Dave Stewart May 3, 2021, 3:57 PM (3 years ago)

    I would like to see RC airplanes, RC Helicopters, RC Vehicles, RC boats, Rocketry and Drones have a field to enjoy these recreations.

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