Brennan Park Upgrades and Master Plan

Brennan Park Future

We are imagining our future Brennan Park and adjoining fields and lands. 

Brennan Park Fields & Lands Master Plan

A master plan is required for Brennan Park (the surrounding fields and land to the Recreation Centre) to accommodate a range of community needs and activities over time. A community discussion took place in the spring of 2018 where residents and all current user groups shared their ideas for the future of the surrounding Brennan Park fields and lands, and what they value most about the whole site. The master plan is the second half of this project and the master plan will incorporate those ideas received and engage residents and user groups on a recommended course of action. The result will be a park master plan for Brennan Park.

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Brennan Park Recreation Centre Upgrades and Expansion

Our community is growing and to meet current demand and future community needs, Brennan Park Recreation Centre requires significant upgrades and renovations. The cost of expanding Brennan Park Recreation Centre will need to be funded through various ways. The District of Squamish is actively exploring innovative funding models, including the development of a Recreation Foundation to generate sponsorships, partnerships and grants. The District of Squamish will develop a short term strategy to meet current needs while a funding model to expand and upgrade the Recreation Centre is developed.

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Thank you!

The District would like to thank everyone for their input so far and encourage the community to follow along with our progress here, on the project page, as we work towards a common vision and shared values!


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See what happened in the first phase of this project!

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  • Heather Lowe May 19, 2022, 5:01 PM (38 days ago)

    I've sent email communication before (no answer). Just moved to Squamish (after coming for 5 summers) last year from small town Ont. I'd like to know what the plan is regarding tennis facilities. Squamish seems to have closed down a number of courts, and the only "reasonable" courts now are Brennan Park, which are desperately in need of resurfacing, and are increasingly utilized and wait times are getting discouraging. Our small town (pop 6,000) in Ont. had beautiful public tennis courts, with lights that you could turn on at night as needed. What is the PLAN to support tennis players here, as we see increasing numbers of inspiring Cdn tennis players bringing kids and many other ages brackets into the game in increasing numbers! The downtown courts are now pickleball courts, the old court in Valleycliffe is a skateboard park, Quest is locked off, does Boulevard Park even exist? Please provide information. Driving to Whistler or North Van to play tennis isn't very economical or environmentally friendly. Thank you.

  • Nick Searancke Oct 17, 2021, 8:25 PM (8 months ago)

    Are we getting indoor places for basketball, volleyball etc, in the new Brennan park facility?

  • Rick Vanderham Nov 21, 2019, 8:48 PM (3 years ago)

    I am shocked and dismayed that the recently renovated 4-court outdoor TENNIS courts are being taken over by unskilled and unfit pickleball players with a desire of conquest and facility hijacking. They've already ruined the two court tennis courts downtown behind SaveOn and the townhouses there. Those courts are now ruined for tennis with bold illegible lines conflicting with tennis court lines. Not satisfied with their destruction of tennis habitat there they now want ALL the courts at Brennan Park. The long history of tennis at that location has benefited Squamish residents for a generation or more and with tennis having a strong revival with the recent success of our Canadian Professionals on tour with fine role model players like Bianca Andrescu, who won the Rogers Cup in Canada and beat Serena Williams at the US Open for the Championship. With such strong and admirable role models Squamish kids wishing to learn the sport NEED facilities to play and practice. tennis. Cloudsly Hoodspith, Owner and publisher of the Squamish Times [remember that] would sponor the Squamish Open Doubles Tournament and present the trophy himself. Shame to anyone who things TENNIS is dead. Pickled ballers should have their own facility seperate from tennis and preferably indoors where I don't have hear the silly sound of raquets hitting their silly plastic balls. Utterly annoying....save the tennis players, please. I personally use the tennis courts and the practice boards whenever time and weather allow. We cannot call ourselves the recreational capitol of Canada without tennis and facilities for the sport for future professinal players to develop their skills.

    • Communications Nov 22, 2019, 9:31 PM (3 years ago)

      Hi Rick, Thank you for your note.

      Recreation Services is always interested in supporting the recreational interests of the community. Currently we are seeing a lot of interest and continued growth in Pickleball, as are many other communities across BC and Canada and the District tries to balance needs by sharing facilities and maximizing existing facility usage.

      Courts are shared in many communities and the District made the decision to paint one of the four courts at Brennan Park for Pickleball to meet demand and to understand impacts before committing to painting any additional courts.

      The District will also be undertaking a Master Planning Process for the fields, courts, and parkland at Brennan Park in the early 2020 and their will be opportunity for the community to advocate and comment on existing and future facilities.

      Best Regards,
      Devon Guest
      Acting Director, Recreation Services

  • Janice Nov 13, 2019, 11:39 PM (3 years ago)

    There are many great contributions to re-envisioning Brennan Park, and I agree with every single one. In addition, this is an opportunity to really look at our future and ensure we include performing arts - a theatre for plays, dance, music, speakers and film. The Eagle Eye Community Theatre at Howe Sound Secondary has not served our community well, when it is managed and controlled by the School Board. Bringing all performing arts under one roof in our "community centre" will benefit everyone.

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