The Fleetwood family owned much of the land in this area in the early 20th century. In 1917, their son Tom, Lance Corporal Arthur Thomas Fleetwood, was killed while serving in France during World War I and was buried in Flanders Field. The park was named after him and opened in the late 1930's on the eve of World War II. The majority of the forest in the southern area of the park has been set aside through referendum as an urban forest to be managed in perpetuity for its intrinsic values.
In addition to forested trails and a creek, Fleetwood Park offers a playground, water playground and picnic area, which make it ideal for family outings. If you are hoping to spot fish or other wildlife in and around the creek please use one of the bridges indicated on the map. Riparian areas (the areas around streams) are extremely valuable and sensitive habitat. These areas are susceptible to trampling and erosion, which degrade the habitat value of the area and the quality of the spawning habitat in the stream.
Trail Round Trip:
Approximately 1.8 km. Allow 30 minutes.
How to Get There:
From King George Highway turn southeast on Fraser Highway. Turn right on 160 Street, right again at 80 Avenue, and immediately turn left into the parking lot.