Code of Conduct – Parks, Recreation and Culture Facilities

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The City's Parks, Recreation and Culture Services Department exists to provide residents with opportunities to participate in recreational activities in a safe and positive atmosphere.

Each visitor to Park, Recreation and Culture Services facilities is expected to behave or act in a manner that respects the right of others, so that everyone may use and enjoy these facilities, programs and services.

It is understood that organizations utilizing City facilities must take primary responsibility for the bahaviour and actions of all persons associated with their program or event.

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  • Reason For The Policy

  • Guide Principles

Inappropriate Behaviour

These behaviours can be intentional or unintentional and can be between but are not limited to coach to participant, participant to participant, participant to volunteer, spectator to participant, participant to staff. Any inappropriate behaviour is a breach of the Code of Conduct.

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  • Inappropriate Behaviours


Individual(s) and/or organizations that breach the Code of Conduct will be subject to immediate expulsion from the facility at which the breach occurs. In the case of a breach by an organization, staff my take steps to shut down or otherwise make the Parks, Recreation and Culture Services facilities unusable by that organization.

Depending on the severity of the breach, a further suspension from all City facilities for a period of time to be determined by the General Manager Parks, Recreation and Culture Services, or designate, may be imposed in accordance with the Suspension Procedures herein.

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  • Enforcement Procedures

  • Suspension Procedure

  • Appeal


City of Coquitlam Bylaw No. 3617, 2004. A Bylaw to establish regulations governing the use of Parks and Community Facilities on property owned or held by the City of Coquitlam for recreation or community users.