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Coquitlam Invites Input on Future Plans for Parks, Recreation and Culture

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COQUITLAM, BC, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – The City of Coquitlam is inviting resident input to help guide parks, recreation, arts and culture planning and spending for the next 10 - 15 years. On September 20, 2014, the City is holding an Open House at five of its recreation facilities as part of its community engagement fo the Parks Recreation and Culture Master Plan.

Residents can use interactive surveys to tell the City what activities are most important to them, what activities they would like to see offered  as well as identify where City amenities, buildings and parks are needed. The Open Houses will also feature a number of free ‘Try-It’ activities and information sessions.

Since 1998, the Parks, Open Space and Leisure Facilities Master Plan has been the City’s guiding document for planning and prioritizing its facility, service delivery and parkland needs. Continuous and rapid community growth, increasing cultural diversity, and changing demographics challenges the City to respond to the current demands and plan for future parks, recreation and culture services and buildings make it necessary to update this guiding document.

The purpose of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Draft Master Plan is to provide an overall framework that:

  • Captures the community’s values and aspirations.
  • Defines the role of the City and other service providers.
  • Provides a baseline assessment of the Parks, Recreation and Culture service areas.
  • Identifies clear priorities and capital funding costs over the next 10 - 15 years for buildings, parks, and programs.

The City is encouraging residents to attend one of the Open House events to try something new, as well as use simple, interactive surveys to tell them what they like and want to see for the future of parks recreation and culture in Coquitlam. There will also be an additional event on September 25, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Victoria Community Hall and Park (3435 Victoria Drive).

Open House Locations and Try-it Activities
Meet with City of Coquitlam’s friendly staff and try something new. All activities are offered free of charge.

  • Centennial Activity Centre ( 570 Poirier Street)
    • Badminton
      • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 7 + yrs
      • 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.11 – 18 yrs 
  • Glen Pine (1200 Glen Pine Court)
    • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Painting Group Session
    • 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Total Fitness with Janice Domingo
    • 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Chronic Pain Disease Management – Diabetes Workshop
    • 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Line Dancing Demonstrations
    • 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Canasta
    • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Jamming session with Glen Pine’s “house band”
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Yoga
  • Victoria Community Hall and Park (3435 Victoria Drive)
    • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Children’s Games and Hot Dogs
  • Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex (633 Poirier Street)
    • Learn to Skate
      • 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
      • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
    • Free Skate
      • 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
      • 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
  • Town Centre Park Plaza ( 1299 Pinetree Way)
    • 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Gardening Craft
    • 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Winter Planting Displays
    • 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Bulb Planting Demonstrations
    • 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Gardening Q & A

On June 16, 2014, Council unanimously endorsed the Parks, Recreation and Culture Draft Master Plan strategic directions and recommendations, and directed staff to proceed with public consultation. Visit www.coquitlam.ca/prcmasterplan for more details and background on the Parks Recreation and Culture Master Plan, to complete a more in-depth survey and for additional details on the Try-It events taking place.

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Media contact:
Michelle Hunt
Director, Planning & Business Services
P: 604-927-3531