John Hendry Park

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John Hendry Park
Trout Lake beach, Vancouver.JPG
Trout Lake beach, south of the lake
Location2100 block East 19th Avenue
John Hendry Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates49°15′16″N 123°03′40″W / 49.25444°N 123.06111°W / 49.25444; -123.06111 (John Hendry Park, Trout Lake)Coordinates: 49°15′16″N 123°03′40″W / 49.25444°N 123.06111°W / 49.25444; -123.06111 (John Hendry Park, Trout Lake)
Lake typeFresh water lake
Primary inflowsCreek filled in. Supply is from rain fall & city water.
Primary outflowsCity drainage. Creeks filled in.
Catchment areaGrandview, Vancouver
Basin countriesCanada
Max. length0.4 kilometres (440 yd)
Max. width0.2 kilometres (220 yd)
Surface area80 hectares (200 acres)
Surface elevation37 metres (121 ft)

John Hendry Park is 27-hectare park in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Trout Lake is located in the centre of the park and is operated by the Vancouver Parks Board and the Grandview Community Association. The park is often referred to, by the locals, as Trout Lake.


The park was one of Vancouver's first lumbering operations in the late 19th century. The Hastings Sawmill was owned by John Hendry and the lake was the water source for the mill.[1][2]

In 1926, Hendry's daughter, who was married to the governor of the province, Eric Hamber, donated the mill property to the Park Board with the condition that it be named after her father.[1][2]

In 1963 the Grandview Community Centre, located near Victoria Drive, was constructed. The community centre was later renovated in 1977 and renamed Trout Lake Community Centre.[1][2]

In 2010 the new ice rink and renovations were completed for the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, as the figure skaters training venue, with finances of $13.15 million from Vancouver’s Park Board. $2.5 million from Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympics (VANOC) and $250,000 from the Grandview Community Association. However, the real cost of the ice rink is estimated at 15.9 million. [2] [3] [4][5] [6]


Trout Lake, north beach (dog's beach)

Trout Lake
Located at 2100 block East 19th Avenue just off Victoria Drive

  • Lifeguards from May to September
  • No boating allowed
  • Designated swimming area
  • 26,000 square metre dog off leash area north end of lake

John Hendry Park

  • 1 grass & 1 gravel soccer field
  • 5 baseball diamonds
  • 2 concession stands
  • 2 washrooms
  • Picnic area
  • BBQs are permitted
  • Free parking
  • Biking trails
  • Walking & jogging trails
  • 2 play grounds
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
Trout Lake Ice Rink & Tennis Courts

Trout Lake Community Centre
Located at 3300 Victoria Drive and E 15th Avenue

  • Ice rink
  • Gym facilities
  • Games room
  • Weight room
  • Sauna
  • Class rooms
  • Hall


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