Mackie Park

10900 82nd Avenue
Delta, BC

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Located off 82nd Avenue adjoining Sands Secondary and Gray Elementary, this park memorializes the family of George T. Mackie (1869-1935), whose sons, George Jr., William, John, Robert, and Angus, wanted to create a legacy for North Delta and sold property to Delta.

Mackie Park
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Mackie Park heralds the accomplishments of one of North Delta's Pioneer families. The sign at the park tell the story of George Mackie Sr. who arrived in British Columbia in 1888 and found work in sawmills and fishing. Like many early immigrants, George saw opportunity in his adopted land. His vision of "Steel City", a planned industrial town in the Sunbury area, was a grand scheme that was never realized. The Mackie family, however, would go on to create other successes in Delta. Development has included the first artificial turf field in 2002 and the upgrade of the diamond in 2003. George T. Jr. was particularly active in community activities. He was often referred to as the "unofficial mayor of North Delta" and the public library is named after him.