Park Spark

Lights at Lafarge

Presenting Partner Coquitlam Centre



Join the Lights at Lafarge Light Brigade

We're looking for volunteers, school groups or businesses who want to get involved in Lights at Lafarge. Help create new features, install special displays, lead the community in song with carols on Jingle Bells night or host a pop-up activity night with the Park Spark team.

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

sparky the fireflyFree Weekly Activities!

Enhance your Lights at Lafarge experience by participating in free activities ​at the lake. Join Coquitlam's Park Spark staff and volunteer team for pop-up activities including scavenger hunts, caroling and special themed nights. Share your photos using #parkspark — we want to see how much fun you're having!

Meet in the Park Spark Zone on the TD Community Plaza, 5 – 9 p.m. Free parking is available in Town Centre Park. No parking available at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. 

Wednesday, Dec. 11 – Oh Tractor Tree

  • Even our Parks Tractor is getting in on the fun! Stop by the TD Community Plaza and take a selfie. 

Thursday, Dec. 12 – Foursquare Church Night

  • Get into the spirit of the season with Foursquare Church. They will lead a festive caroling sing-a-long.

Friday, Dec. 13 – Environmental Services Night

  • Take a walk on the wild side with Coquitlam’s Environmental Services.

Saturday, Dec. 14 – Winter Sweater Night

  • Dress in your best holiday sweater while visiting the Lights at Lafarge. Prizes will be awarded for the best sweaters.

Sunday, Dec. 15 – Light it Up Sports

  • Join the Park Spark team and play light up Frizbee, badminton and much more at the Park Spark Zone in the TD Community Plaza. 

Monday, Dec. 16 – Carnival Night

  • Come one, come all! Try your hand at some fun games at the Park Spark Zone in the TD Community Plaza.

Tuesday, Dec. 17 – Disco Night

  • Grab your friends and family, wear your brightest outfit and join us for a dance party around Lafarge Lake.

Wednesday, Dec. 18 – CA Church Host Night

  • Get in to the spirit of the season with CA Church as they lead a festive caroling sing-a-long on the West side of Lafarge Lake.

Thursday, Dec. 19 – Let it Snow!

  • Step into the winter season with our life-sized photo snow globe at the  Park Spark Zone in the TD Community Plaza.
  • Get in to the spirit of the season with CA Church as they lead a festive caroling sing-a-long on the West side of Lafarge Lake.

Friday, Dec. 20 – Jingle Bells Night

  • Help set a world record at Jingle Bells Night on Friday, Dec. 20, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Saturday, Dec. 21 – Mascot Parade

  • Discover hidden mascots around Lafarge Lake in this fun, interactive hunt. Don't forget to snap a selfie or pose for a picture with the ​mascots. 

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-​6329
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