Park Spark

Fun Nights at the Stadium

Giant JengaYouth are invited to come out to enjoy music, food and pick-up games of badminton, soccer, and more. We even have a social area with giant Jenga. ​It's free so bring your friends for a fun night!

  • Saturday, Oct. 26 | ​7 – 9 p.m.
  • 13 – 18 years
  • South end of Percy Perry Stadium, Town Centre Park
  • FREE

Join the Lights at Lafarge Light Brigade

sparky the fireflyWe're looking for volunteers, school groups or businesses who want to get involved in Lights at Lafarge. Help create new features for our pop bottle tulip lights, install special displays, take part in light-making workshops, or lead the community in song with carols on Park Spark nights or Jingle Bells night.

If you're interested, email parkspark@coquitlam.ca to get involved. 

Upcoming Light-Making Workshops

Drop by any of our upcoming workshops to make a pop-bottle tulip that will be added to the Lights at Lafarge display!

Park Spark RemembersCoquitlam Remembers

Join the Park Spark team at Blue Mountain Park to honour those who have service our country by contributing to a community display in preparation for Remembrance Day. 

  • Paint​ a​ Poppy – Paint a poppy onto the lawn area at Blue Mountain Park surrounding Veteran's Way
  • Messages of Remembrance – Write a message of remembrance on yellow ribbons and then tie it to a tree in Blue Mountain Park along Veteran's Way. After Nov. 16 messages will be transcribed and sent to a Canadian veterans group. 
  • Coquitlam Remembers Flag Painting – Help paint banners that will wrap the tennis court fencing along Veteran's Way. 

Join the Park Spark team at the following times to participate:

Nov. 1 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 2 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Nov. 3 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Nov. 4 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Nov. 5 | 3 – 7 p.m.
Nov. 6 | 3 – 7 p.m.
Nov. 7 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 8 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Nov. 9 | 1 – 4 p.m.
Nov. 10 | 1 – 4 p.m.

Free Sports Equipment Libraries

Free Sports Equipment LibraryFree sport equipment libraries will be popping up at 12 Coquitlam parks throughout the summer! We’re encouraging park visitors to borrow equipment while at the park, or to donate to the libraries sports equipment they’re no longer using.​

Watch for the libraries popping up in these parks: 

  • Blue Mountain Park
  • Bramblewood Park
  • Glen Park
  • Mackin Park
  • Mariner Park
  • Meadowbrook Park
  • Mountainview Park
  • Mundy Park (near the lacrosse box)
  • Oakdale Park
  • Panorama Park
  • Poirier (near the tennis courts)
  • Rochester Park

Interested in adopting a library? We’re looking for volunteers to monitor the equipment library and liaise with our Park Spark team to keep to help keep the libraries well-stocked and in good condition.

Email parkspark@coquitlam.ca to learn more and get involved

About Park Spark

Park Spark is your chance to have fun and gain meaningful experiences while enhancing Coquitlam’s parks. We offer a variety of opportunities for people to lend their expertise or experiences to connect with our parks.

Opportunities include:

  • Ongoing park care activities – Help take care of a park on your own schedule.
  • Drop-in volunteer activities – View upcoming events and examples of past drop-in activities below.
  • Group park projects – Involve your business, community group or school in a fun park project.
  • Park amenity additions – Donate a Little Library to your local park.
    Little Libraries are small wooden structures where people are free to take and leave books. 

For more information, please contact Park Spark Program Leader:
Phone: 604-927-3669
Email: parkspark@coquitlam.ca

 

Volunteering Opportunities 

Interested in volunteering with our Park Spark team? Check out our current opportunities and the application form here. If you're interested in volunteering with our Little Libraries program, see below.

Note: Most opportunities require volunteers to be registered City of Coquitlam volunteers with the following:

  • Police information check
  • Two references
  • A completed orientation

If you're interested in volunteering with our Little Libraries program, see below.

little-libraryLittle Libraries 

Little libraries were built or purchased by volunteers and placed in the park with assistance from the Park Spark Team. Local stewards monitor the libraries and help keep them stocked with books. Make sure to help them out by leaving a book for others to enjoy next time you’re in one of these parks! Books for adults and children are welcomed.

Little Libraries in Coquitlam Parks
• Blue Mountain Park
• Como Lake Park
• Galloway Park
• Millard Orchard Park
• Mundy Park (by the playground)
• Norm Staff Park
• Town Centre Park (two libraries – near the playground & at the Inspiration Garden)
• Walton Park

Interested in building and stewarding a Little Library in one of Coquitlam’s Parks? Read our requirements below.

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  • Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteer Duties

  • City Support

  • How to Sign Up

Past Projects

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  • Lights at Lafarge

  • Coquitlam Remembers 2018

  • Love Your Lake Town Centre Park Cleanup

  • TELUS Planting

  • New Little Library: Norm Staff Park

  • Town Centre Park Rain Stencils

  • Nature Kids B.C. Club & the Nature Guide

  • Little Libraries in Coquitlam Parks

  • Flag Painting with ISSofBC

  • Geocaching at Mundy Park with Mundy Road Elementary School

  • Telus Town Centre Park Clean Up

  • 10th Coquitlam Cubs Ridge Park Trail Marking

  • Volunteer Park Hosts and Dogtopia Earth Day Trail Visit

  • Francophone Scouts of Maillardville Beaver Group Riverview Forest Clean Up

  • 150th Celebration Garden Planting at Blue Mountain Park

  • Xylem Inc. Hoy/Scott Creek Watershed Clean Up

  • Apple Employees River Clean Up