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Jan 25, 2017 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Moves Forward On Riley Park Design

by Heather Escaravage |

COQUITLAM, BC, Jan. 25, 2017 – The proposed conceptual plans for Riley Park in northeast Coquitlam will now move forward for public consultation and completion of detailed design.  

Riley Park is a new, undeveloped 3.5 acre neighbourhood park at the corner of Burke Village Promenade and Riley Street. The proposed amenities for Riley Park will take into consideration the topography and views and potentially include a climbing play structure; embankment play elements; pathways through the park; a passive green space for picnicking; and a wooden deck seating area. 

A number of other considerations will also be evaluated in the upcoming consultation process, such as parking options and other types of both local-serving and destination-type amenities and enhancements that may be appropriate for this future park.

City staff have also turned their mind to the potential of Sheffield Park, which is in close proximity to Riley Park, to ensure both parks are planned with amenities to complement each other and provide a wide range of services to the community. 

Planning for Sheffield Park will continue when the plans for Riley Park have been completed in late 2017.  

City staff will now work towards setting a date for a public consultation session for Riley Park in spring 2017. Feedback will be incorporated into the final detailed design and budget and then presented for final Council approval in fall 2017, working toward an early 2019 opening.  

More information is available on the Park Projects webpage


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General Manager, Parks, Recreation & Culture


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