Park Spark

park sparkBring Coquitlam Parks Alive!

Park Spark is your chance to have fun and gain meaningful experiences while enhancing Coquitlam’s parks. We offer a variety of opportunities for people to lend their expertise or experiences to connect with our parks.

Opportunities include:

  • Ongoing park care activities – Help take care of a park on your own schedule.
  • Drop-in volunteer activities – View upcoming events and examples of past drop-in activities below.
  • Group park projects – Involve your business, community group or school in a fun park project.
  • Park amenity additions – Donate a Little Library to your local park.
    Little Libraries are small wooden structures where people are free to take and leave books. 

For more information contact the Park Spark Program Coordinator:
Phone: 604-927-6312
Email: parkspark@coquitlam.ca
Fax: 604-927-6301

Upcoming Events

We’re looking for Mundy Park Photo Champions!

Join us for a free training session to find out how you can be a Mundy Park volunteer photographer. We’ll showcase select photos on our social media channels and on our website, and also use them for upcoming City projects. Help share the unique beauty of Coquitlam’s largest City owned park. Interested participants should be comfortable with a one hour trail walk. This session is open to all levels with all types of cameras.

Date: Oct. 15, 2016
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mundy Park, meet at the field house, 629 Hillcrest St.

For more information and to register, please contact Jennifer Urbaniak at jurbaniak@coquitlam.ca or 604-927-6312.

To find out about future Mundy Park volunteer opportunities, please join our Mundy Park direct email service. 

Past Events

 Toy Library at Blue Mountain ParkBlue Mountain Park Toy Library ​& Pop Up Beach

The Envision Financial Community Crew and the Park Spark team kicked off this season’s pop-up beach and new toy library in Blue Mountain Park.

The toy library is sponsored by Envision Financial and is stocked with toys which are available to borrow while enjoying ​the park.

 

125 Laughter Challenge125 Laughter Yoga Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Laughter Yoga Challenge. It was a dynamic and engaging session led by Laughter Yoga Practitioner Purnima Gosavi, wellnessworkshophq.

 


TELUS Day of Giving PlantingTELUS Day of Giving

Coquitlam’s Park Spark teamed up with TELUS employees as part of their TELUS Days of Giving to help enhance Mackin Park.

Volunteers planted lawn alternatives such as sedums, creeping thyme and pratia in the Mackin Park parking lot, off King Edward Street, which had been heavily damaged by the chafer beetle. This new planting is more drought tolerant than grass, less susceptible to chafer beetle damage and very beneficial for our bees.

Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise Little LibraryTown Centre Park Little Library

A big thank you to the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise for donating a beautifully decorated Free Little Library for Town Centre Park.  It is located between the playground and the spray park- so drop-by to take a look or lend a book!

 

Meet Sprout – Inspiration Garden AppSimon Fraser Students Community Garden App

A shout out to Simon Fraser Interface Design IAT 334 students Veronica, Charlene, Jeff, Stephen and Boyee who designed a Community Garden App as part of the Park Spark Program.  

The students listened to feedback from community garden members and designed an app that would help develop a sense of community in the garden and improve day to day operations. Their trial app was appropriately named “Sprout”. Thanks for your hard work!  

Park Spark Mackin Park Clean UpGeocaching Community's "Cache in, Trash Out" Mackin Park Clean Up

On April 23 local geocachers teamed up to clean up Mackin Park. Over 20 bags of litter were ​gathered and many geocaches were discovered and stocked up. Thank you for "Bringing Coquitlam Parks Alive!".​

 

Scott Creek Community GardenScott Creek Middle School Real Acts of Caring

Scott Creek Middle School’s grade 6 Mandarin Bilingual class visited the Scott Creek Community Garden to help celebrate 'Real Acts of Caring Week' with the Park Spark team. Students weeded around the gravel pathways, added soil to plots, picked litter, and created painted garden markers. They even planted spring blooming flowers to add some colour to the garden. Thanks for all your hard work guys!  


Como Lake Family DayComo Lake Family Day Clean Up 

Thanks to everyone who attended our Family Day clean up at
Como Lake Park!  

Members of the community helped us plant spring flowers, rake leaves, remove invasive species, pick up litter and decorate our newest Little Library.  We had a great turnout and the weather was fantastic!