Jul 08, 2015 Return to Headlines

Pop-up Beach at Blue Mountain Park

by Kevin Henkelman |

COQUITLAM, BC, July 8, 2015 – Pop over to Coquitlam’s Pop-up Beach at Blue Mountain Park (south side off of 975 King Albert Street) on July 14 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with a sand castle competition and judging at 12:30 p.m. and free freezies for participants.

This summer the City is inviting residents to bury their toes in the sand and join in the fun at a temporary sandy beach to be located in the middle of Coquitlam. The Pop-up Beach will remain in place until August 21 and will feature beach-themed elements and activities every week including Adirondack chairs, beach toys, flags, seashell digs and sand castle displays. Residents are encouraged to bring their pails and shovels and build a sand castle.

Blue Mountain Park is one of Coquitlam’s original and most popular family parks. In addition to the Pop-up Beach experience, visitors can also enjoy the many regular park features, including a spray park and wading pool, playground, cycling paths, and picnic amenities.

Those visiting the Pop-up Beach are reminded to take advantage of the Coquitlam Selfies Contest, which runs until July 26. Snap a selfie and enter the contest for a chance to win a $50 Canadian Tire gift card. Contest details at coquitlam.ca/CiB

About Coquitlam in Bloom
Presented as part of Coquitlam in Bloom, the Blue Mountain Park Pop-up Beach is in support of Coquitlam’s entry into the 2015 Communities in Bloom competition. Throughout the summer, the City’s Coquitlam in Bloom team have hosted a variety of fun and interactive events and invite the public to participate in adding summer colour and excitement to our parks. Pop-up Beach weekly activities will be updated at coquitlam.ca/CiB

About Communities in Bloom
Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification of public spaces. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community. Judges will visit Coquitlam over a two day period this summer to assess the community’s performance in four sectors:

  1. Municipal;
  2. Business and institutions;
  3. Residential; and
  4. Community involvement.

More information about Communities in Bloom is available at communitiesinbloom.ca 


Media contact:
Kathleen Reinheimer
Parks Manager
P: 604-927-3533