Vancouver’s John Hendry Park is home to Trout Lake, the Trout Lake Farmers Market, Trout Lake Community Centre, a small sandy beach and a great children’s playground.
Vancouver’s John Hendry Park
At the John Hendry Park there are also walking trails, an off-leash dog park, various sports facilities and the Trout Lake Community Centre. It’s one of the nicest and most popular parks within the City of Vancouver, especially in the summer.
John Hendry Park is located in Vancouver along Victoria Drive between 13th Avenue and 19th Avenue.
The Trout Lake Community Centre is located close to the southwest corner of the park at 3360 Victoria Drive. The Trout Lake Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays in warmer months at the north end of the park.
About John Hendry Park
John Hendry Park is a great park to visit, especially between mid-spring and early fall.
In the winter when the trees are all bare the park is okay, but not so special. In the summer, however, it’s an especially beautiful and vibrant park with grass lawns, walking trails around Trout Lake and the occasional festival or event, including the weekly Saturday Trout Lake Farmers Market from May until October.
If you like farmers markets, then the one at Trout Lake is one of the best to see.
Trout Lake and Trout Lake Beach
Trout Lake is a small lake located at John Hendry Park. It has walking and jogging trails all around it and a couple of small sandy beaches.
There is a concession stand near the beach that’s open in the summer, and there are lifeguards on duty from late May until early September. Seasonal fire restrictions permitting, BBQs are allowed in the area. Except with special permission, boating is not permitted.
Trout Lake Community Centre
The Trout Lake Community Centre is a neighbourhood community centre that offers year-round programming, a fitness centre, and outdoor tennis and basketball courts. It’s also where you find the park’s best parking.
Other Park Amenities
Other great features of John Hendry Park include its popular off-leash dog park at the north end, a couple of great children’s play areas, picnic sites, jogging and walking trails and a couple of baseball diamonds.
In addition to its weekly summer Farmers Market, each year on June 21st John Hendry Park hosts Vancouver’s main National Aboriginal Day Celebrations which include First Nations’ arts and crafts, performing arts and canoe demonstrations.
For information on other parks in the Lower Mainland, see Vancouver’s Best Places in Parks and Nature.
For details on the weekly Saturday summer farmers market at John Hendry Park, check out the Trout Lake Farmers Market.