The City of Coquitlam, in collaboration with Beedie Fraser Mills Limited Partnership (Beedie Living), is moving forward with planning and development of the public amenities in the future Fraser Mills neighbourhood. This includes parks, a community centre (which includes a pool) and public art.
Fraser Mills’ parks and community gathering spaces will create a unique, first-of-their-kind destination and amenities in Coquitlam along the waterfront. Current and future Coquitlam residents and visitors will be able to stroll along the Fraser River, experiencing and learning about unique natural features and their role in the community and region.
As these lands fall within kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation’s traditional and ancestral territory, it is an important opportunity for the City and its partners to continue to demonstrate a commitment to advancing reconciliation through ongoing engagement and collaboration with kʷikʷəƛ̓əm representatives.
As the City embarks on this new waterfront development, the project team is committed to gathering public input that will help shape how the amenities and programming can create a vibrant public realm. Learn more and provide your feedback at LetsTalkCoquitlam.ca/FraserMills.
In early 2024, we will be looking for your feedback on the public amenities included in the future Fraser Mills development.
Watch here for more information on how to learn more and get involved. If you would like to reach the project team, please email Fraser Mills.
Residents and visitors of all ages will have the option to walk and bike the riverside trail, play in the riverfront parks, enjoy the views of the Fraser River from the pier and wharf, visit the urban plaza and community centre, and learn about the history of the site from interpretative signage and public art.
The future 4,645 sq. m. (50,000 sq. ft.) Fraser Mills Community Centre is envisioned as a hub for socializing, health, aquatic leisure, and play for the growing community at Fraser Mills and the City of Coquitlam. It has a substantial role to play in creating a complete community in the Waterfront Village Centre.
Public art plays a vital role in helping to build complete communities, engage with our surroundings in diverse ways, and instill a meaningful sense of place for residents and visitors alike.
The public art component of the project will help us explore important themes that will impact how we understand and experience the neighbourhood. Themes are likely to be related to the natural and cultural history of the Fraser Mills area.
Public art elements will be incorporated with the planning and design of the parks and community centre. As the work progresses, the project team aims to bring community together to collaborate on various project elements.