Park Spark

Park Spark RemembersCoquitlam Remembers 2018

Remembrance Day Ceremony 

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 263, will ​host a Remembrance Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Cenotaph in Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave.) For more information on that event, see here.

​City ​Activities  

​Join the Park Spark Team at Blue Mountain Park to honour those who have served 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 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 – New for 2018, you are invited to help paint 12 banners that will wrap the tennis court fencing along Veteran's Way.

Join the Park Spark team at the following times: 

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

All members of the public are invited! Supplies are included. Events take place rain or shine.


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. 

Town Centre Park Hosts

Town Centre Park Hosts enhance your park experience by providing information about Town Centre Park's amenities, special events, programs and activities. If you see ​them out and about wearing ​their yellow vests, please say, "Hello!".

Town Centre Park Hosts are part of the Park Spark Program. If you are interested in joining our fabulous team of volunteers, please ​email Park Spark for more information. 

For more information, please contact Park Spark Program Leader:
Phone: 604-927-​6327

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Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display

​Join in the magic of the Lower Mainland's largest free outdoor lights display at Lafarge Lake. ​The Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display open in November and remain on nightly into January 2019.

Expect stunning light displays, live entertainment and activities for the whole family. Free family fun! More information coming soon.

Past Projects

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  • Love Your Lake Town Centre Park Cleanup

  • TELUS Planting

  • New Little Library: Norm Staff Park

  • Coquitlam Remembers 2017

  • 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