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Mundy Park

641 Hillcrest Street

Amenities:
Off-Road CyclingWashroomstrailsPlaying FieldPlaygroundPicnic ShelterOutdoor PoolLacrosse BoxDog Off-LeashDisc GolfBall Diamond

Description:

Mundy Park is among the community’s most treasured assets. The 178 hectare park and trail system offer visitors an exceptional recreation experience in a rare urban forest.

The park’s 5.5 km multi-use community pathway encircles the park and can be completed on foot within an hour. Shorter walks on the interior trails will guide visitors on a scenic loop around Mundy Lake or to the viewing benches at Lost Lake.

As a temperate rainforest, the Park’s mix of deciduous woodland and coniferous forest trees play a central role in the park ecosystem. The tree habitat supports many bird, insect and mammal species, such as owls, butterflies and bats. Larger animals, such as deer and black bears also frequent the forest at various times of the year.   

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Amenities

An array of recreational amenities are available on west side of Mundy Park including Spani Outdoor Pool, sports fields, ball diamonds, a lacrosse box, playground, a sheltered picnic area, and nine-hole disc golf course.

Off-Leash Area and Trails

Off-Leash Fenced Area
Fenced, off-leash site on the west side of Mariner Way in the hydro right-of-way, south of the Chilko Drive parking area. This site has a dedicated fenced area for large dogs and a separate similar fenced area for small dogs.

Access to the fenced areas is managed by a double gate system. The site is approximately a 3 – 5 minute walk from the Chilko parking area along an asphalt pathway.

The fenced off-leash area is open daily, dawn to dusk. A maximum of three dogs per person is allowed in the off-leash area.​ Owners are responsible and liable for their dogs at all times.​

Off-Leash Trails
Please refer to this map to review where and when dog may be off-leash. On many gravel trails, dogs are permitted to run off-leash from dawn to 10 a.m. daily and must remain on trails. After 10 a.m., dogs can remain off leash on the designated Dog Off Leash Trails. Dogs must be on leash after 10 a.m. in all other areas of the park. 

Exceptions include the paved community path, where dogs must be on leash at all times of the day, and the nature interpretive trails where dogs are not allowed.  Please remember that dogs must remain on the trails at all times and must not chase wildlife. 

Please refer to the information at bottom of the page with regard to our Dog Management Initiatives.

Playground CLOSED for Construction

Some exciting new improvements are coming for the playground at Mundy Park, so unfortunately it is closed for the summer.  Here are nearby playgrounds to visit in the meantime:

  • Good Neighbour Park – 1415 Foster Ave.
  • Poirier Playground – 624 Poirier St.
  • Rochester Park – 1390 Rochester Ave. 
  • Blue Mountain Park – 975 King Albert Ave.
  • Como Lake – 700 Gatensbury St. 
  • Mariner Park – 2985 Mariner Way

Construction on the new playground is expected to complete in Fall 2020.

Painted Turtle Habitat at Lost Lake

The recovery team from the Coastal Painted Turtle Project, part of the Coastal Partners in Conservation Society, will be creating a new sand nesting beach for endangered Western Painted Turtles at the ​Lost Lake's south end. Park visitors can expect some machinery along the trails – which will remain open during the work – and temporary fencing to protect the nesting area. The City will install permanent split-rail fencing this fall. 

Get involved!

We are looking for residents, businesses, property owners and community organizations to get involved. Sign up for the direct email service to learn about different volunteer opportunities available in Mundy Park.

Picnic Shelter Rentals 

Picnic shelters are available for rent from ​April to September on a first come, first serve basis. Visit the Picnic & Outdoor Spaces page for information on available amenities, costs and booking. 

For more information:
Phone: 604-927-6915
Email: picnics@coquitlam.ca

Forest Management Plan Enhancements & Dog Management Initiatives

Recognizing the need to balance the needs of various park users, the City of Coquitlam developed a Forest Management Plan for the park that was adopted by Council in June 2015.

The Mundy Park Forest Management Plan lays out a road map for managing this dedicated Urban Forest to ensure the full range of public benefits will be sustained and celebrated by current and future generations of Coquitlam residents.​

The following initiatives from the Plan were undertaken in 2016: habitat enhancement for Species at Risk, new trail development including an dog off-leash loop and a nature loop, wildfire risk abatement activities and invasive plant removal.   ​

A Look Back

In 1869, George and Constance Munday emigrated from England to Canada, stopping first in Ontario then moving to California, before finally settling in Sapperton with their growing family. In 1888, George applied for “homestead entry” of 150 acres in Coquitlam (the area that is now Mundy Park), believing the land would be worth a lot of money if the railroad came in. However, the venture proved disappointing as land values did not increase when the CPR spur line was built.  

The land changed hands several times until 1910 when it was subdivided; only the lots facing Austin Road were sold. In the 1920’s much of the old growth trees were logged to provide lumber for a quickly developing region. Later this land would be transferred to the Municipality in a tax sale and would become Mundy Park.  

May 29, 1970 was the first day of operation of the Raymond L. Spani Memorial Pool in Mundy Park. In the 1950's Mr. Spani was a Parks Board Commissioner and his family was a major residential developer in Coquitlam.

Source: “Coquitlam 100 Years: Reflections of the Past,” District of Coquitlam, 1990
Don Cunnings, anecdotal account of Mr. Raymond Spani

Fun Fact

  • The series, "Supernatural", was filmed at many locations in Coquitlam including ​Mundy Park.