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Mundy Park

641 Hillcrest Street

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

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Bear Activity Prompts Food Restrictions in Mundy Park

Bears have always been a common presence in Mundy Park, but recent bear activity has prompted the City to prohibit cooking and hot food in the park until further notice, and enforce dilligent garbage cleanup.

What to Know

If you plan to visit Mundy Park, here are some things to remember:

  • No barbeques, cooking or hot food is permitted until further notice. Packaged or cold foods are ok but must be properly disposed of in bear-proof bins or taken home.
  • Avoid bringing smelly foods to the park.
  • Never leave food or garbage unattended, and do not leave bags or backpacks containing food unattended.
  • Always dispose of garbage in the bear-proof bins throughout the park.

The City of Coquitlam will be notifying park user groups and event organizers of the restrictions, and summer day camps at the park will hold lunch and snack times indoors. The City will also be increasing garbage removal and maintenance, and bylaw officers will be present to enforce the temporary restrictions.

Current Bear Activity

Currently, a bear sow and cubs have been sighted frequently in Mundy Park and there have been human-bear conflicts when there is food available. The BC Conservation Service has set a humane trap in the park to locate the bears and ensure they have not become habituated to food sources.

Once the bears have been relocated, the food restrictions will be lifted.

For more information about bear and wildlife safety, visit coquitlam.ca/wildlife.​


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.  

Neighbourhood Night: Thursday, ​Aug. 1 (6:30 – 8 p.m.) in the playground
Come out and get to know your neighbours this summer! Neighbourhood Nights is a free family event, held at various park locations over the summer​ ​and include kids’ games, family activities and light refreshments. Learn more. ​

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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.

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.

The fenced off-leash dog area on the east side of the park is located a few minutes walk from the Chilko parking lot. All trails within Mundy Park are off-leash from dawn to 10:00 a.m. with the exception of the trails leading to Mundy Lake (dogs are prohibited from this area at all times) and the Mundy Park Community Path (i.e. dogs must be on-leash on this trail at all times).

Please refer to the information below with regards to our Dog Management Initiatives.

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.