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Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park

Rocky Point Park in Port Moody

Rocky Point Park is a municipal park with a large grassy lawn, pier, outdoor swimming pool, band shelter and giant kids play area in the town of Port Moody.

The park also has walking trails, a free water play area in the summer and beautiful views.

 

Rocky Point Park

Rocky Point Park is located at 2800 Murray Street in Port Moody which is located at the far eastern tip of Burrard Inlet. It’s a beautiful city park and arguably one of the nicest in the Lower Mainland.

The park is adjacent to Shoreline Park which runs through the forest along the waterfront from Rocky Point to near the Port Moody Rec Centre and beyond. It’s all connected with the Trans Canada Trail.

In Shoreline Park there are walking trails which are mostly gravel, but also include wooden boardwalks in marshy areas towards the eastern end of the inlet. There is also a paved cycling trail which is shared with pedestrians. Dogs are welcome in the area, but must be on a leash.

Rocky Point Water Park
The water park at Rocky Point Park

Park Amenities

Rocky Point Park offers excellent amenities. There’s a pier out into the water, plus a pathway all along the waterfront. There are also forested walking trails, a large grassy field, an outdoor performance stage and boat launch facilities.

The children’s play facilities at Rock Point Park are exceptional. There’s a large playground, a water park area in the summer and an outdoor pool.

At the park there are also a couple of good restaurants including the Boathouse and Rocky Point Ice Cream Shop., plus a take-out fish and chip shop.

Events at Rocky Point Park

A number of great events take place at the park each summer including the following:

  • Port Moody Penguin Plunge – a polar bear-style swim at Rocky Point Park on January 1st.
  • Summer Sundays – free live music on Sunday afternoons between early July and the beginning of September.
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day – an event celebrating First Nations’ culture on or around June 21st each year.
  • Golden Spike Days – a weekend of Canada Day celebrations at the end of June and beginning of July.
  • Port Moody Rotary Ribfest – a weekend event in mid-July with BBQ rib competitions and outdoor concerts.
  • Terry Fox Run – a fundraising event for cancer research where people run from Rocky Point Park and along trails around the Port Moody waterfront in September.
  • Holiday Cheer at the Pier – a free Christmas-themed event in late November or early December.
Port Moody Pier
The pier at Rocky Point Park

Tips and Advice

Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your visit to Rocky Point Park.

TIP #1: Visit the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the summer. That’s when Summer Sundays take place and a band or two entertain with free concerts. The events are highly recommended.

TIP #2: Be sure to explore the trails through the forest in Shoreline Park. The eastern end of the park, near the Port Moody Rec Centre, is especially interesting as there are boardwalks through the marshland and mud flats.

TIP #3: Don’t walk out onto the mudflats. You can potentially sink into them in areas and get stuck!

TIP #4: The cycling path in Shoreline Park is flat, paved and great for young families. Don’t forget to take your bicycles if you have some.

TIP #5: On busy summer days, especially on weekends when an event is going on, parking can be a challenge. You may need to park quite a ways down the street and walk back. Or, if you brought your bicycles, you can ride back.

Other Information

For a list of other things to do in the area click Port Moody.

For a list of other Lower Mainland parks, click Parks & Nature.