2015

Jun 09, 2015 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Opens Queenston Park on Burke Mountain

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, Saturday, April 25, 2015 – Coquitlam celebrated its newest park today with the official opening of Queenston Park in the Smiling Creek neighbourhood on Burke Mountain. Community neighbours, Council, City staff and project consultants were on hand to officially open this 1.38 acre park and innovative playground and celebrated with games and light refreshments.

Queenston Park is a neighbourhood park intended to help create a sense of community in Burke Mountain and provide a focal point for socializing, as well as children’s play and recreation. 

The slope and site presented both challenges and opportunities in design and has resulted in a neighbourhood park with some unique features: 

  • Play equipment that was selected to work with the slope and includes a unique hillside adventure play area. 
  • Open lawns, sport court, and play area. 
  • A main pathway that allows for wheeled access through the park from Princeton Avenue to Queenston Avenue. 
  • Significant riparian areas along the stream that are protected or restored with native plants to improve habitat diversity. 

The development of Queenston Park was approved by Council in December 2013 with the majority of the $1 million project funding provided through development by Park Development Cost Charges. Tire Stewardship BC also provided a grant in the amount of $30,000 for the playground’s rubberized surfacing.

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Media contact:
Andre Isakov
Parks Planning and Design Manager 
Parks, Recreation and Culture
604-927-3541