Town Centre Park is one of Coquitlam’s largest urban parks at 42 hectares (103 acres). The Town Centre Park is developed to serve both the City Centre neighbourhood and act as a City-wide destination park, while also drawing visitors from across the Tri-Cities area.
Given the anticipated growth in the City and the opening of the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension in 2017, renewing the vision and the overall development plan for this important park is a significant step to maintain the quality of outdoor offerings in the park. The final Town Centre Park Master Plan will provide a practical community based vision and guiding principles, illustrative conceptual plans for future improvements and a phased construction strategy to implement developments to park over the next 15 to 20 years.
Implementation of the Town Centre Park Master Plan is underway. Recent and current projects are noted in the below sections.
Festival Lawn Expansion
Festival Lawn of approximately 8,000 square metres was added in 2019 east of the Town Centre Park Community Plaza area, providing increased open space for festivals and events, as well as year-round casual use and programs. A variety of trees were also planted for aesthetics and shade.
A new Festival Hub opened in December 2020 between the Town Centre Park Community Plaza and Festival Lawn areas. The hub includes:
Further enhancements to the lawn, gardens, pathways and lighting
New washroom and servery building
A 650-square-metre (7,000-square-foot) plaza for additional social and gathering space
Two new, fully-accessible washroom stalls at the southwest end of Lafarge Lake opened to the public in fall 2021. They are on the east-facing exterior of Evergreen Cultural Centre with easy access from the surrounding trails.
Lafarge Lake Loop
Council approved a final design in July 2021 for extensive improvements to the 1.2-kilometre lake loop and surrounding area. Spanning about 23 acres—about a quarter of the park.
Other planned features include:
New fully accessible pathways and gathering spaces
Stunning floral displays and substantial new plantings of trees and greenery