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May 17, 2017 Return to Headlines

Comment on Town Centre Park and Pipeline Road Plans

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, May 17, 2017 – Interested in the future of Town Centre Park or Pipeline Road? Coquitlam residents can learn about and comment on the City’s long-term plans for both at information sessions May 24 and 27 or online. 

The City will be collecting feedback for both projects at the information sessions, set for May 24, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Town Centre Park Plaza and May 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Percy Perry Stadium in Town Centre Park.

As part of the Town Centre Park Master Plan project, residents will be asked to comment on a Draft Land Use Plan that includes proposed future programming, facilities, amenities and infrastructure for the park. Planning started more than a year ago and has already included consultation with stakeholders and the public.

By comparison, this is the first phase of consultation for the Pipeline Road Design Project, which will look at ways to to enhance travel, street conditions and safety on the important roadway while meeting the needs of a growing community. The City will be asking all Pipeline Road users – including motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and park users – what is important to them about the corridor and what improvements they suggest.

Staff will be on hand at both information sessions to answer questions about the two projects. Residents who cannot attend can learn more about the plans and fill out online surveys between May 24 and June 7 at:

Population growth and Evergreen Extension of the Millennium Line prompted the City last year to launch a master planning process for Town Centre Park to guide development for the next 15 to 20 years.   

The vision is a timeless park with something for everyone – a community focal point that respects the park’s historical and existing feel and character, while providing modern amenities and capturing new and evolving opportunities. The plan’s four guiding principles have centred around Town Centre Park being a place of destination, connection, evolution and celebration for the community. 

Improvements included in the Draft Land Use Plan include:

  • New restrooms in several locations; 
  • Replacement of the North and Central Fieldhouses;
  • More open lawn space in the south portion for gatherings, events and leisure use;
  • A lush, colourful Garden Walk that extends from the Inspiration Garden through the northwest portion of the park and around Lafarge Lake;
  • An enhanced park core for active play and recreation, including a spray pad that can double as a dry play space and a creative playground for children of all abilities;
  • A defined sports hub and sport facility upgrades; and
  • Improved directional signage, pedestrian pathways and entry gateways throughout the park.

The feedback received on the Town Centre Park Master Plan will be considered as the City develops the final concept plan for approval in June. Completion and approval of the master plan, including construction phasing, will follow in the summer.

At 100 acres, Town Centre Park is one of Coquitlam’s largest urban parks and is a destination for sports, recreation, culture, and leisure activities. With the City’s population projected to increase by approximately 90,000 in the next 30 years, along with the new SkyTrain station adjacent to the park, the number of Town Centre Park users is forecasted to increase substantially. This growth will put additional demands on the park's amenities and supporting infrastructure.

The existing 1998 Master Plan has guided the development and ongoing evolution of the park space and amenities since the park opened in 1989.

For more information on the Town Centre Park Master Plan, visit www.coquitlam.ca/tcpmp.

For more information about the Pipeline Road Design Project visit www.coquitlam.ca/pipelineroad.

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Media contacts:
Town Centre Park Master Plan
Andre Isakov
Park Planning & Design Manager
Parks, Recreation & Culture Services
604-927-3541
aisakov@coquitlam.ca

Pipeline Road Design Project
Carlos Perez
Manager Transportation Planning
Engineering & Public Works
604-927-4303
cperez@coquitlam.ca