Oct 23, 2017 Return to Headlines

Preparations Underway for 2018 Park Upgrades

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 23, 2017 – Planning is underway to upgrade four more Coquitlam parks in 2018 through Phase Two of the City’s Park Blitz program.

The Park Blitz initiative was approved in Sept. 2016 as a three-year plan to revitalize ​12 aging parks in Southwest Coquitlam. The one-time capital program, with a $2.5 million investment, will replace failing and outdated components to bring the parks to a modern standard.

Phase Two will begin in March 2018 and will focus on Poirier playground, Cape Horn, Meadowbrook and Mariner parks. Enhancements to these four parks will include new playground equipment, new pathways, retaining walls, upgraded landscaping and irrigation, new furnishings (e.g. picnic tables and benches) and improved signage.

In 2017, the first year of the program, Shiloh, Crestwood, Dawes Hill and Good Neighbour parks were all refurbished with new playgrounds, sport court improvements, asphalt, pathways, landscaping and new furnishings. The final phase in 2019 will focus on the installation of new playgrounds and renovation of Guilby, Lower Lougheed, Ranch and Oakdale parks.

Additionally, planning is underway for minor improvements to four more parks through the annual Park Asset Management Program (PAMP). This includes paving Mundy Park / Hillcrest parking lot, paving the south parking lot and replacing the east dock at Como Lake, playground replacement at Blue Jay Park, and asphalt repairs at Town Centre Park.

To learn more about the Park Blitz program, visit www.coquitlam.ca/parkblitz. To learn more about parks planning and construction projects, visit www.coquitlam.ca/parkprojects.


Photos of completed Park Blitz programs are available for download at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5R4twc

Media contact:
Kathleen Reinheimer
Manager, Parks