A little History on Trout Lake located in the Heart of East Vancouver.
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.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.In 1963 the Grandview Community Center, located near Victoria Drive, was constructed. The community center was later renovated in 1977 and renamed Trout Lake Community Centre.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.
Its a great park for dogs but has strict on/off leash areas. I would also suggest you hose your dog down when you get home as the lake over the years has a lot of Bird poo. In summer months this can make for a very stinky dog. If your dog is like mine. you’ll find them chasing the ducks and squirrels of the park. All in all I think this is a great park!