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Feb 18, 2016 Return to Headlines

Updates on Capital Projects

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, February 18, 2016 – Coquitlam currently has a number of Capital Projects underway with the objective of enhancing several parks around the City by the end of 2016. 

With Coquitlam's population projected to increase by approximately 90,000 in the next 30 years, the City is enhancing neighbourhoods by creating a balanced system of facilities, parks and amenities.

Highlights of the projects currently underway include:

  • Leigh Park – Park enhancements will include a picnic area, off-road cycling skills and course, a designated dog off-leash area, and walking trails. Construction is expected to be completed in May 2016.
  • Mundy Park Field House – Project includes replacement of the aging field house with a new one-storey building with new washroom facilities and a multi-purpose room as well as a warming kitchen for use by sports groups during tournaments and seasonal sports equipment storage space. It is anticipated that the new building will be complete in late spring 2016. Temporary washrooms have been installed during the construction of the project for park users. 
  • Rochester Park – Park redevelopment includes a skate park, splash pad, new play equipment, public washroom, a picnic shelter and walking trails. Construction will start in late spring 2016 with completion of phase 1 projected for fall 2016 and phase 2 for summer 2017.
  • Elementary School Sports Field at Smiling Creek Park  – This new park site in the Burke Mountain area is a joint development with School District 43 and will include a soccer field, ball diamond, walking trails and recreation space. Both the elementary school and park construction work to start in summer 2016.
  • Town Centre Park Plaza – This new outdoor stage and amphitheatre will have a seating capacity of 900 that can be increased to 1,300 for community events and festivals. Construction has started and the Plaza is planned to open in time for the 2016 Canada Day celebrations at Town Centre Park.
  • Victoria Park – Park enhancements will include a picnic area, playground, sport court, skate spot and improved grass playing field. The planned start for work on this site is spring 2016.

Planning, design and consultation for these developments has been ongoing throughout 2015 and into 2016. Steps are being taken to minimise the impact on park users and in the surrounding neighbourhoods. 

As design and development advance, information will be posted to www.coquitlam.ca/parkconstruction.  

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For more information, contact:
Perry Staniscia
General Manager, Strategic Initiatives
604-927-3017