Park Spark

Upcoming Events

Winter Light DisplayLights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display

Nov. 26 – Jan. 22

More than 100,000 twinkling lights will illuminate Lafarge Lake this holiday season in a magical outdoor display that’s sure to delight visitors of all ages. Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display is one of the largest free outdoor light events in the Lower Mainland, and this season’s spectacle will be even bigger and brighter than ever before.

View the winter light displays at these locations | map:  

  • City Hall and Spirit Square, 3000 Guildford Way
    View the dazzling display of 10,000 lights located by the Burlington St. entrance to City Hall and Spirit Square. The Christmas tree alone has over 2,500 lights and is approximately 30 feet tall.
  • Lafarge Lake, Guildford Way & Pinetree Way
    For the first time, the Winter Lights Display will wrap its way entirely around Lafarge Lake, leading visitors on a 1.2-kilometre loop through 10 themed zones. 

Park Spark Welcome Tent, Upcoming Activities

On selected evenings the Coquitlam’s Park Spark team, along with volunteer Park Hosts, will be greeting visitors and hosting a range of free pop-up experiences, including caroling, hot chocolate nights, and workshops. 

Drop in anytime between 6 – 8 p.m. The Welcome Tent will be located on the east side of Lafarge Lake. Come and discover what's happening!

  • Fri, Dec. 2: Tulip Workshop – Build a pop bottle tulip to add to our display!
  • Sat, Dec. 3: Dogtopia Night – Bring your dog to enjoy the lights! Dress up your pet and drop in at 7 p.m. to enter your dog in the most festively dressed dog competition!
  • Mon, Dec. 5: Scavenger Hunt
  • Wed, Dec. 7: Join Simusique Studio VOX Choir from 7:30 – 8 p.m.; Scavenger Hunt: 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Fri, Dec. 9: Lantern Workshop – Build a lantern to add to our Bright Reflections Display!
  • Sat. Dec. 10: Join Simusique Studio VOX Choir from 5 – 5:30 p.m.; Scavenger Hunt 6 – 8 p.m.

Jingle Bell Night

Join us for our 3rd annual Jingle Bell Night at Lafarge Lake to sing carols and enjoy the light display together. This year's caroling takes place at the Town Centre Park Plaza, located on the east side of the lake. Rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather.

Date: Wed, Dec. 21
Time: 7 p.m. | Lafarge Lake, meet at the Town Centre Park Plaza

Bring 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

Past Events

Coquitlam Remembers

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Coquitlam Remembers project at Blue Mountain Park. The messages of remembrance will remain on display until November 18, at which time they will be taken down, transcribed and forwarded to Veteran's Affairs Canada.

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  • 150th Celebration Garden Planting at Blue Mountain Park

  • Mundy Park Volunteer Photographers

  • Xylem Inc. Hoy/Scott Creek Watershed Clean Up

  • Scott Creek Community Garden Little Library

  • Flag Painting

  • Blue Mountain Park Toy Library & Pop Up Beach

  • 125 Laughter Yoga Challenge

  • TELUS Day of Giving

  • Town Centre Park Little Library

  • Simon Fraser Students Community Garden App

  • Geocaching Community's "Cache in, Trash Out" Mackin Park Clean Up

  • Scott Creek Middle School Real Acts of Caring

  • Como Lake Family Day Clean Up