Mundy Park is among the community’s most treasured assets. The 178 hectare park and trail system offer visitors an exceptional recreation experience in a rare urban forest.
The park’s 5.5 kilometre multi-use community pathway encircles the park and can be completed on foot within an hour. Shorter walks on the interior trails will guide visitors on a scenic loop around Mundy Lake or to the viewing benches at Lost Lake.
There is currently construction happening at Mundy Park. To find out how it may affect your visit, please check out Park Projects page.
There is also work happening adjacent to Mundy Park as part of the Austin Works Yard Renewal project. The renewal project also provides the opportunity to undertake a separate initiative to realign two trails that currently pass outside of the Mundy Park Forest Reserve and into the Austin Works Yard lot boundary. These trails include the Mundy Park Community Path Greenway, which passes north of the existing Austin Works Yard footprint and the Austin Trail path which travels west of the existing Austin Works Yard footprint. View an illustration of the trail closures and detours.
As a temperate rainforest, the Park’s mix of deciduous woodland and coniferous forest trees play a central role in the park ecosystem. The tree habitat supports many bird, insect and mammal species, such as owls, butterflies and bats. Larger animals, such as deer and black bears also frequent the forest at various times of the year.
The recovery team from the Coastal Painted Turtle Project, part of the Coastal Partners in Conservation Society, will be creating a new sand nesting beach for endangered Western Painted Turtles at the Lost Lake’s south end. Park visitors can expect some machinery along the trails - which will remain open during the work - and temporary fencing to protect the nesting area. The City will install permanent split-rail fencing this fall.
We are looking for residents, businesses, property owners and community organizations to get involved. Sign up for the direct email service to learn about different volunteer opportunities available in Mundy Park.
An array of recreational amenities are available on west side of Mundy Park including:
The fenced off-leash dog area on the east side of the park is located a few minutes walk from the Chilko parking lot. All trails within Mundy Park are off-leash from dawn to 10 a.m. with the exception of the trails leading to Mundy Lake (dogs are prohibited from this area at all times) and the Mundy Park Community Path (i.e. dogs must be on-leash on this trail at all times).
Picnic shelters are available for rent from April to September on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, visit our Picnic & Outdoor Spaces page.
Recognizing the need to balance the needs of various park users, the City of Coquitlam developed a Forest Management Plan for the park that was adopted by Council in June 2015.
The Mundy Park Forest Management Plan (PDF) lays out a road map for managing this dedicated Urban Forest to ensure the full range of public benefits will be sustained and celebrated by current and future generations of Coquitlam residents. The following initiatives from the Plan were undertaken in 2016:
In 1869, George and Constance Munday emigrated from England to Canada, stopping first in Ontario then moving to California, before finally settling in Sapperton with their growing family. In 1888, George applied for “homestead entry” of 150 acres in Coquitlam (the area that is now Mundy Park), believing the land would be worth a lot of money if the railroad came in. However, the venture proved disappointing as land values did not increase when the Canadian Pacific Railway spur line was built.
The land changed hands several times until 1910 when it was subdivided; only the lots facing Austin Road were sold. In the 1920’s much of the old growth trees were logged to provide lumber for a quickly developing region. Later this land would be transferred to the Municipality in a tax sale and would become Mundy Park.
May 29, 1970 was the first day of operation of the Raymond L. Spani Memorial Pool in Mundy Park. In the 1950’s Mr. Spani was a Parks Board Commissioner and his family was a major residential developer in Coquitlam.
“Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past,” District of Coquitlam, 1990
Don Cunnings, anecdotal account of Mr. Raymond Spani
The series, "Supernatural", was filmed at many locations in Coquitlam including Mundy Park.
Mundy Park Lacrosse Box - Four courts