Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities

Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities has responsibility for maintaining City parks, public green spaces and outdoor recreational and cemetery spaces; planning and delivering recreation activities for all ages and supporting local community and cultural groups; and maintaining the health, safety and reliability of City facilities.

The department also coordinates the planning of future civic, recreation and culture facilities and guides projects through expertise in new park and facility design and construction.

Work is carried out by the following divisions:

  • Community Recreation and Culture Services
  • City Assets
  • Park Services
  • Park Planning and Urban Forestry
  • Policy and Business Services
  • Recreation and Culture Facilities Planning
  • Strategic and Capital Projects

The Department also liaises with community organizations and cultural groups to deliver programs and events.

Community Recreation, Arts and Culture Services

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing a range of community recreation services across the City including aquatics, arenas, fitness and community health and wellness programming targeting children, youth, adults and seniors as well as other specialized populations
  • Partnering with Coquitlam’s cultural partners to advance the City’s strategic objectives with respect to arts, culture and heritage: the Coquitlam Public Library, Place des Arts, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Place Maillardville Community Centre, and Coquitlam Heritage

City Assets

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing and maintaining the City’s civic facility assets to provide long-term, sustained community value
  • Ensuring adequate, safe, clean and functional civic facilities for the community


Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing the City’s parks and public green spaces
  • Promoting civic pride, community beautification initiatives and gardening through public education programming
  • Fostering community engagement through the Park Spark and volunteer programs
  • Maintaining, allocating and managing lifecycle replacement of the City’s outdoor recreation amenities including fields, courts, playgrounds, etc.

Park Planning and Forestry

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and designing future parks and park capital improvements
  • Providing GIS mapping and analysis services to the entire PRCF Department
  • Managing the City’s cemetery, trails, forests and trees
  • Administration of the private property Tree Management Bylaw
  • Reviewing development applications for park provision and offsite landscape requirements

Policy and Business Services

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing policies and conducting strategic and business planning
  • Managing facility bookings and point-of-sale systems
  • Securing strategic partnerships and corporate sponsorship

Recreation and Culture Facilities Planning

Key responsibilities include:

  • Strategic and conceptual planning for new and upgraded recreation, culture and community facilities

Strategic and Capital Projects

Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaboratively developing strategic and capital plans and construction for City facilities
  • Project management of design and construction for City facilities and parks projects