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Jun 06, 2017 Return to Headlines

Victoria Park Official Opening on June 13

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, June 6, 2017 – The completion of major renovations at Victoria Park on Burke Mountain will be celebrated at a community event on June 13. 

Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Victoria Park, 3435 Victoria Drive

Members of the media and public are invited to the event, which will include opening speeches and a ribbon cutting, staff-led games and light refreshments. About 100 to 150 people from the neighbourhood are expected to attend.

Park and project highlights:

  • Renovated 3.6-acre neighbourhood park on Burke Mountain
  • Home to one of 12 Coquitlam 125 legacy salmon sculptures – painted by Squamish Nation artist Cory Douglas and featuring Coast Salish elements
  • Park planning and design began in 2013, design approved in 2015
  • Designed to complement the design of Leigh Park, which opened in 2016
  • Features include:
    • Fenced grass field for super 8 soccer and other field activities
    • Full-sized fenced sport court for basketball, street hockey etc.
    • Youth area with skate spot (beginner and intermediate)
    • Enhanced playground integrated into the topography
    • Benches, picnic tables and landscaping
    • Enhanced park entries at Victoria, Holtby and Wilkie

Coverage opportunities:

  • Speeches and ribbon-cutting by Council and staff; opportunity for interviews following.
  • Staff-led games in the park and playground following the speeches – opportunity to take photos and speak to local families.

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Media contact:
Kathleen Vincent
Manager Corporate Communications
City of Coquitlam
604-927-3019 or 604-218-1319