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
Fax: 604-927-6301

What's Happening

 125 Laughter Yoga Challenge

Join the collective laughter of 125 people during this free, fun-filled activity with yoga practitioner, Purnima Gosavi! ​

Our objective is to get 125 community members to experience Laughter Yoga at the Inspiration Garden. Rain or shine!

Date: Friday, May 20
Time: 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.
Location: Inspiration Garden | map

Past Events

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!