Parks, Recreation & Culture Services Plans, Strategies & Policies

  1. Master Plan
  2. Related Plans, Strategies and Policies

Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan

The Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan (PDF) was unanimously endorsed on June 19, 2017 (PDF).

The City of Coquitlam is currently home to over 150,000 people and is expected to reach over 235,000 residents by 2046. To manage the impact that this growth will have on sport and recreation, parks, arts and culture programs and services, the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan and the Implementation Strategy will provide the policy framework and a capital investment strategy to support the City’s ongoing delivery of services in these areas.The City’s long-term estimated capital needs to deliver these services will total $500 million over the next 30 years and will bring with it change to all areas. The new assets and infrastructure will primarily be funded by developer contributions as the City grows.

Plan Purpose

The purpose of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan (PDF) is to provide an overall framework and plan that:

  • Conveys the community’s values and aspirations for Coquitlam’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Services
  • Defines the role of the City and other service providers in providing these programs and services
  • Aligns the department’s policies, plans and strategies under one governing document
  • Provides a policy framework for future decision-making that allows staff and Council to be responsive to changing needs, trends and opportunities
  • Provides a baseline assessment of the Parks, Recreation and Culture service areas, including a review of park and facility infrastructure
  • Maximizes the use of current parks, recreation and culture assets
  • As part of the plan the City has developed an Implementation Strategy (PDF), which identifies service level changes, clear deliverables, outcomes, priorities and capital costs over the next 15 years for facilities, parks, amenities and programs and establishes funding strategies that are aligned with the strategic directions