Donations & Gifting Program

The City of Coquitlam offers a variety of opportunities for citizens to participate in the enhancement of community spaces and programs through the gifting of park amenities, financial donations, or other gifts.

Park Amenity Donation Program

Contributions to Coquitlam’s gifting program serve to enhance the beauty and enjoyment of the City’s parks and green spaces. Any interested citizen, community group, business or visitor can donate a park amenity.

Celebrate friends, family and important events with an inscribed bronze plaque on a park bench, specimen tree, picnic table, chair or games table. Or, consider a legacy amenity such as a sport court, picnic shelter or outdoor exercise equipment.

Look through the Parks Amenity Donation Catalogue to see what there is to choose from and also check out our park maps (listed below) to select the location. You can donate a new amenity, adopt an existing park bench or renew or replace a previously donated amentiy.

Official tax receipts will be provided to donors of new donations, adopted benches, and amenity donation renewals and replacements. Please see the application form for the terms and conditions.

Donation Site Park Maps

How to Donate a New Amenity

  1. Choose the amenity from the Amenity Donation Catalogue.
  2. Select a location from a Park Map - if your preferred amenity has not yet been identified, please contact Parks Customer Service to discuss options.
  3. Complete a Park Donation Application Form then:
    • Email: parks@coquitlam.ca or,
    • Mail: Parks Customer Service Donation Program,
      City of Coquitlam, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2
  4. Once the application has been reviewed and accepted by City staff, you will receive an invoice with payment information.
  5. Parks staff will forward a proof of your donation plaque for your approval.
  6. It will take up to ten weeks to install the amenity. 

How to Adopt an Existing Bench

  1. Review the park maps for adoptable benches.
  2. Select a bench site.
  3. Complete a Park Amenity Donation Application Form then:
    • Email: parks@coquitlam.ca or,
    •  Mail: Parks Customer Service Donation Program,
               City of Coquitlam, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 7N2
  4. Once the application has been reviewed and accepted by City staff, you will receive an invoice with payment information. 
  5. Parks staff will forward a proof of the donation plaque for your approval.

Amenity Plaques - Tributes

Donated park amenities are intended to enhance the use and enjoyment of all City park visitors. Donors are encouraged to choose plaque wording that is respectful and positive in tone. Donated amenities cannot be embellished with wreaths or other items which may discourage public use.

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  • Tribute Examples

Donations of Artwork or Other Gifts

While offers of gifts are appreciated, City facilities have limited space for storage or display. Any item accepted by the City must be compatible with the City’s goals and be appropriate for a public space. Please contact Parks Customer Service for more information. 

Financial Donation Program

If you would like to make a financial donation to the City to support a specific City program or project or for general community benefit, please contact Parks Customer Service so we can work with you to facilitate your contribution in the best possible manner.

Donations are given to the City unconditionally and voluntarily. For reciprocal business agreements, please see the Coquitlam Corporate Partners webpage for all the opportunities. View our Donation Policy.

How to Renew or Replace the Donated Amenity

Most amenities have a donation term of ten years. You may choose to continue the donation through renewal or replacement, or you may decide to end the donation. Nearing the end of the ten-year term, please contact Parks Customer Service to discuss next steps. If you know you do want to continue your donation, you can simply complete the Park Amenity Donation Application Form.

Tree donations are for the life of the tree with a ten year guarantee.

Parks Customer Service

For any concerns or enquiries, please contact us:
Phone:  604-927-6300
Email:  parks@coquitlam.ca