Jun 15, 2016 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Opens Leigh Park

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, June 15, 2016 – Coquitlam celebrated its newest park today with the official opening of Leigh Park in the Lower Hyde Creek neighbourhood on Burke Mountain. Community neighbours, Council, City staff and project consultants were on hand to officially open this 3.7 acre park and off-road cycling adventure area and celebrated with games and light refreshments.

Leigh Park is a neighbourhood park intended to help create a sense of community in Burke Mountain and provide a safe area for adventure biking and a protected area for off-leash dogs. 

The slope and site presented both challenges and opportunities in design and has resulted in a neighbourhood park with some unique features: 

  • Off-road cycling adventure park located in the northwest portion of the Park.
  • A designated dog off-leash area for both large and small dogs.
  • Walking trails through the forested area in the northwest portion of the Park.
  • A special viewing area at the southwest portion of the site that has unobstructed views of Mount Baker on a clear day. 

The development of Leigh Park was approved by Council in April 2015 with the majority of the $1.2 million project funding provided through development by Park Development Cost Charges. Staff worked on the park design in collaboration with the Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee (UAAC), school representatives of Leigh Elementary School, and local residents through a Public Open House.

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Michelle Hunt
Director, Planning & Business Services
Parks, Recreation and Culture Services