May 18, 2016 Return to Headlines

New Look for Princeton Park

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, May 18, 2016 – Princeton Park is going to look significantly different following Coquitlam Council’s approval of the detailed final design and budget. 

Princeton Park is currently an undeveloped 0.7 acre park site in the Upper Hyde Creek Neighbourhood of Burke Mountain. The park development includes building creative play elements and adding new amenities to this community park. 

Designed for all members of the family, play elements and amenities will be based on an outdoor nature theme and will include: 

  • a park entry feature with plantings to provide seasonal colour;
  • play areas for children and youth of all ages, interests and abilities;
  • built-in seating by the playground;
  • informal grass areas for picnicking; and
  • a fully accessible pathway within the park.

The final design considered demographic data for children in this area and additional age-appropriate park elements were planned accordingly.The design process also took into account the amenities in nearby parks, including Queenston and Galloway parks as well as Millard/Orchard Park, Marguerite Park and the Hyde Creek Natural area.
The Princeton Park site has also benefited from the film industry. Wayward Pines TV Productions Inc. has been using the undeveloped park site for filming since March 2016 and is making an amenity contribution that would add another play element to the park.

Planning, design and consultation for the park took place throughout 2015 and into 2016. Construction will begin in summer 2016, with completion anticipated by the end of 2016, at a total cost of $905,000. 

Additional project information is available at on the Parks Planning webpage.

See also Rendering – Princeton Park Play Structures

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Media contact:
Michelle Hunt
Director, Planning & Business Services
Parks, Recreation and Culture Services