A new washroom building and expanded festival lawn will be constructed in Town Centre Park near the new event plaza, south of Parking Lot D. The washroom building will serve the event plaza area, tennis courts and park users. The washroom building will consist of the following:
Men’s and women’s washrooms
In addition to the washroom building, this project will also include the expansion of the festival lawn area. This work will entail:
Demolition of the existing BMX track
Excavation and backfill
Irrigation system for the expanded portion and pathways
Staff are developing a detailed design, implementation plan and budget to present to Council in summer 2020 for extensive improvements to Town Centre Park’s lake loop and surrounding area.
Part of the Town Centre Park Master Plan (TCPMP), the upgrades will span about 23 acres of area – about a quarter of the park – focused around the 1.2-kilometre loop trail.
Improvements will be organized into four distinct zones, all of them fully accessible with new lighting, social gathering spaces and plantings. Other improvements include:
Forest Walk, along the south side of the lake, will include a widened asphalt trail with sections of boardwalk, extensive tree planting and new meandering trails.
Garden Walk will extend north from the Inspiration Garden along the east side of the lake and include stunning floral displays, custom seating areas and tiered steps to the water’s edge next to the TD Community Plaza.
Island Walk, on the north side of the lake, will allow park users to experience the island for the first time and enjoy views of the lake and City Centre.
Urban Walk will parallel Pinetree Way on the lake’s west side and feature a new wharf and two-stall universal washroom near Evergreen Cultural Centre.
Construction has begun on new public washrooms at the southwest end of Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park, which will be built on the east-facing exterior of Evergreen Cultural Centre with easy access from the surrounding trails.
Building features include:
Two universal and fully accessible stalls, each with their own entrance, toilet, sink and folding change table;
An exterior drinking fountain and water bottle filler;
Wayfinding signs in the surrounding area to direct trail users to the washrooms; and
Lighting to enhance visibility, surveillance and safety.
The construction will have no impact on nearby trail use or Evergreen Cultural Centre operations, and the new washrooms are anticipated to be ready for public use by spring 2021.