Youth Recreation Plan

Coquitlam Parks, Recreation and Culture Services is updating its Youth Plan to support youth in achieving a healthy, balanced lifestyle that includes opportunities to play, move, create, connect and explore.

Did you know?

  • Youth who engage in outdoor active play in natural environments show increased resilience and coping skills.
  • Youth who participate in the arts and creative activities show increased learning and community involvement.
  • Youth who feel connected to their community are more likely to report a positive outlook.
  • Youth who get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day are much more likely to get sufficient sleep and feel happy.

The project will include two consultation phases: a focused youth participant survey in the summer and a community survey and other engagement opportunities in late fall.

Phase I:  Youth Recreation Participant Survey - Summer 2018

To help us understand the diverse and dynamic needs, interests and aspirations of youth, we asked youth (11-18 years) and young adults (19-24 years) ​to provide feedback on programs, parks and facilities and for their suggestions for other activities or amenities, and how we can help more youth enjoy the benefits of recreation.

Phase II: Community Recreation Survey - Fall 2018

In late Fall 2018, we also want to hear from youth who may not be familiar with these opportunities, as well as from adults who support youth at home, at school, and in the community. Everyone interested in youth recreation and wellness, including teens and young adults, parents, leaders, and other community members will be invited to provide input and participate in the consultation.  

The information gathered will support the development of goals to ensure that young residents can access the quality park, recreation and culture experiences they value, have opportunities to develop skills, contribute ideas, make new connections and try new things.  And most of all, enjoy a healthy lifestyle now and into the future.