Victoria Park in Northeast Coquitlam is a beautiful green space with a playing field, ball diamond and playground. Located in the park is Victoria Community Hall, a large open plan facility that can be rented for family gatherings, meetings and special events. A variety of City programs are also available at the Hall.
A Look Back
Victoria Hall was originally called the Meridian Heights Farmers Institute Hall – later nicknamed ‘Dogpatch Hall’. Built in the 1930's, it was the activity centre for Northeast Coquitlam, supporting a variety of clubs, such as a women’s auxiliary, which raised money by raffling home-made quilts. Agricultural halls were important community hubs, where concerts, dances and community events were held. Developing the hall required the community working together to fundraise, plan, find supplies and materials, construct and maintain their building.
Source: “Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past,” District of Coquitlam, 1990; “Coquitlam Then and Now,” Coquitlam Public Library New Horizons for Seniors Committee, 2010