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Aug 04, 2015 Return to Headlines

August Activities at Coquitlam’s Pop-up Beach

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, August 4, 2015 – Join the City of Coquitlam for some extra fun at the Pop-up Beach in August.

  • 50s Night – Thursday, August 6, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    50s style picnic and games night.
  • Activity Day – Tuesday, August 11, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Hula hoop contests, tug-of-war and other fun activities.
  • Sand Castle Competition – Thursday, August 20, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Coquitlam’s Pop-up Beach  beach is in place at Blue Mountain Park (south side off 975 King Albert Street) as part of the Coquitlam in Bloom program. 

The temporary, sandy beach area will remain in place until August 21 and features beach-themed elements including Adirondack chairs, beach toys, flags, seashell digs and sand castle displays. Residents are encouraged to bring their pails and shovels and build a sand castle.

Blue Mountain Park is one of Coquitlam’s original and most popular family parks. In addition to the Pop-up Beach experience, visitors can also enjoy the many regular park features, including a spray park and wading pool, playground, cycling paths, and picnic amenities.

About Coquitlam in Bloom
Presented as part of Coquitlam in Bloom, the Blue Mountain Park Pop-up Beach is in support of Coquitlam’s entry into the 2015 Communities in Bloom competition. Throughout the summer, the City’s Coquitlam in Bloom team have hosted a variety of fun and interactive events and invite the public to participate in adding summer colour and excitement to our parks. Pop-up Beach weekly activities will be updated at www.coquitlam.ca/CiB

About Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification of public spaces. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community. 
Judges visited Coquitlam earlier this summer to assess the community’s performance in four sectors:
  1. Municipal; 
  2. Business and institutions; 
  3. Residential; and 
  4. Community involvement. 

More information about Communities in Bloom is available at www.communitiesinbloom.ca 

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Media contact:
|Kathleen Reinheimer
Manager, Parks
604-927-3533