Park Spark

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Youth Week

Outdoor Youth Park Pop-Up/Amazing Race
Friday, May 3,  3:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Mundy Park, 641 Hillcrest St.

Join the Park Spark crew for their version of the Amazing Race challenge! Think you know Mundy Park? Race against the clock and put your skills to the test. Once you’re done, sit back and hangout in the new outdoor youth lounge, which features giant Jenga, balloon volleyball, music, snacks and more! Call Mo at 604-927-6329 or email masadian@coquitlam.ca to sign up your team.

Game Day at the Stadium
Saturday, May 4, 3 – 6 p.m.
Percy Perry Stadium, 1290 Pipeline Rd.

Come to Percy Perry Stadium at Town Centre Park for an exciting Saturday afternoon of games, eats and tunes! Race against your friends on an inflatable obstacle course, try to stay on your feet during giant soccer and test out a variety of other sports. Then finish the day with prizes, free food and more!​

What’s the Buzz?
Sunday, May 5,  1 – 3 p.m.  
Good Neighbour Park, 1415 Foster Ave.

Help the bees by planting pollinator-friendly flowers in Good Neighbour Park and learn more about local pollinators. Enjoy honey-infused ice cream after your hard work! Please wear suitable clothing for working outdoors and dress for the weather. Gardening gloves and tools will be provided.

Garden Mocktail Bar
Tuesday, May 7, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. 
Inspiration Garden (Town Centre Park at Guildford Way & Pipeline)

Join us at the Inspiration Garden and become a garden mixologist! Mix and match various garden elements to make delicious mocktails that will be sure to impress family and friends. Build and take home your very own herb planter to enjoy your favourite garden blends all summer long!

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