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Sep 21, 2017 Return to Headlines

Trail Rehab Work Taking Place in Mundy Park

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, Sept. 21, 2017 – As a result of tree damage and fires in the park, Coquitlam is de-commissioning a hub of unsanctioned trails and an unsanctioned bike park in the forest of Mundy Park. 

Coquitlam’s Mundy Park, is the city’s largest park with 400 acres of coastal rainforest and an established 16-km trail network for the enjoyment of park users. As the result of an unsanctioned bike park and a number of unsanctioned trails in the park’s forest, the surrounding area within the park has sustained significant vandalism, tree damage and has been put at risk by fires in the bike park area.

In order to protect the park’s ecosystem and restore the health of the forest in the unsanctioned bike park area, the City is proceeding with work to remediate the degraded areas. This will include removing trees in the southwest area of the park that have been heavily damaged and de-commissioning both the unsanctioned bike park and the hub of unsanctioned trails. This work is a priority in the Forest Management Plan for the park and is being done in partnership with community groups and schools.

Over the next two months, Mundy Park visitors should anticipate trail closures for short periods of time and equipment for tree removal in the park as the restoration work takes place.

The City will also be undertaking large compensation planting and park visitors are encouraged to come out and assist with planting and learn more about Mundy Park. Planting event details will be released at a later date.

Park users and residents interested in learning more about Mundy Park and the Forest Management Plan, or in becoming involved in park stewardship, are encouraged to visit ​the Mundy Park webpage.

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Media contact:
Lanny Englund
Manager, Park Planning and Forestry
604-927-3549

 

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