May 15, 2014 Return to Headlines

New Spray Pad Opens in Burns Park

by GS GS |

COQUITLAM, BC, Thursday, May 15, 2014 – Just in time for summer, the City of Coquitlam has renovated and reopened its oldest water park – the spray pad in Maillardville’s Burns Park

The updated spray pad includes a number of new interactive water features, including low-spraying nozzles especially well-suited to small children. The area is accessible and includes shaded and grassed areas for picnic blankets.

These renovations follow Council’s 2013 adoption of an Aquatic Infrastructure and Service strategy. The study indicated that Burns Park should be the first to be updated. Other future spray pad upgrades include Blue Mountain Park and Town Centre Park. 

These upgrades also include plug and play features which are interchangeable with those at Mackin and Galloway Parks. This allows for the parts to be switched, keeping the spray pads ‘fresh’ for users, as well as enabling service continutity should parts be broken or damaged.

Spray pads are a free service designed to serve the local neighbourhood, and are an integral part of recreational fun, respite from the summer heat and water orientation for toddlers.

Prior to these renovations, the Burns Park spray pad was the oldest in Coquitlam and first opened in 1968.

The opening of the new spray pad at Burns Parks coincides with the City-wide opening of all seven spray parks on May 17th.

For more information on spray parks available in your neighbourhood, visit www.coquitlam.ca/outdoorpools


For more information, media may contact:
Kevan Cornes
Manager, Facilities Operations & Construction   604-927-6055

Kathy Reinheimer
Manager, Parks