McBride is composed of two parts; one, a large, open sports field and the other, a combination of tennis courts and children’s play area surrounded by mature trees. These large trees provide several quiet places perfect for reading on a bench or having a small picnic.
The Provincial Government donated this land to the Park Board on July 26, 1911. It was officially named on that date after Sir Richard McBride, Premier of British Columbia at the time. During World War I the park was used for the cultivation of vegetables.