Work and upgrades in Town Centre Park are guided by the Town Centre Park Master Plan. This document provides a practical community based vision and guiding principles, illustrative conceptual plans for future improvements and a phased construction strategy to implement developments to park over the next 15 to 20 years.
The upgraded festival hub – along with its proximity to transit and stunning views of Lafarge Lake – leaves Town Centre Park well positioned to once again host major local and regional events in the future.
The project was complete in December 2020 and the festival lawn and new washroom building are open to the public.
The planned improvements, approved by Council on July 26, 2021 after extensive public consultation, will span about a quarter of Town Centre Park, a gem of Coquitlam’s park system and a local and regional destination for festivals and recreation.
The concept improves capacity and the overall user experience, enhances safety and access for people of all abilities, and augments the park’s trees and greenery. Three distinct zones are planned; a Garden Walk on the east side, an Urban Walk on the west side and a Forest Walk on the south side.
Construction for the Garden Walk and Urban Walk is set to begin February 2022 and is expected to be completed by late spring 2022.
As part of the construction work, existing trees and plants will be replaced to improve the long-term accessibility of the pathways and biodiversity of the park.
Other improvements scheduled for 2022 include:
The public was invited to provide their feedback on the proposed changes to the Lake Loop in Oct. 2020. We've summarized that feedback in this What We Heard infographic.
To stay informed on future input opportunities on the Town Centre Park Master Plan Implementation, visit the engagement project page.
Built on the east-facing exterior of Evergreen Cultural Centre with easy access from the surrounding trails, the new public washrooms at the southwest end of Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park are now open to the public. This project was complete in October 2021.
Building features include:
The old washrooms, located near the tennis courts, have reached the end of their usable life and demolition will begin on them shortly. Tennis players are asked to use the new washrooms in the Festival Hub area, located at the concession stand close to the tennis courts and near Parking Lot D.