Jun 08, 2018 Return to Headlines

Share Your Ideas on the Future of Brookmere Park

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, June 8, 2018 – Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood residents are invited to share their ideas on the future of Brookmere Park in order to help create a park that is enjoyable and better connected to the neighbourhood.

Community Information Session
The City will be hosting two community information sessions in the park (565 Austin Ave.) where interested residents can come hear about future plans for the park and share their ideas for what they’d like to see.

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – 3 – 7 p.m.

Both sessions will take place in the parking lot in the south end of the park.

Residents who are unable to attend the session can provide their input online at www.coquitlam.ca/parkprojects.

Phase 1 – Utility and Multi-Use Trail Work
The first phase of work at Brookmere Park is beginning in June, and is being handled by the City’s Engineering & Public Works Department. It will include: 

  • Water and storm utility upgrades to keep pace with the rapidly developing neighbourhood;
  • Extension of the Fairview/Dogwood Greenway through the construction of a barrier free 4.0 m wide asphalt path connecting Austin Road to Brookmere Avenue; and
  • New path lighting along the multi-use path. 

Phase 2 – Park Amenities
The second phase of work at Brookmere Park will bring improvements to the park in this rapidly-changing neighbourhood.

Potential improvements aim to provide recreational opportunities for residents of all ages, including: playground equipment for children aged two to 12, a half-court sport court, a youth activity area, social gathering spaces and picnic areas.

Following the public input, park construction is anticipated to begin in mid 2019, pending Council’s approval of the detailed design and budget in late 2018.

About Brookmere Park
Brookmere Park is a 5.3 acre (2.2 hectare) community park located with the Burquitlam-Lougheed Neighbourhood. Current amenities include a natural grass sports field with an overlaid baseball diamond and an informal grass area supported by a parking lot for 32 cars. While these amenities are in good condition, the goal of this project is to create a more complete park experience with a variety of opportunities for this growing neighbourhood.

Upgrades to the park will take place with the support of a $400,000 contribution from the Onni Group. 

Media contact:
Andre Isakov
Park Planning & Design Manager