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, will span about a quarter of Town Centre Park, the 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 proposed:
Construction is already underway on the washroom next to the Evergreen Cultural Centre and it is set to open in fall 2021. Other improvements scheduled for 2021 include:
Work on the Forest Walk and another small portions of the Garden Walk is planned for 2022.
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.
Construction has begun on new public washrooms at the southwest end of Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park, which will be built on the east-facing exterior of Evergreen Cultural Centre with easy access from the surrounding trails.
Building features include:
The construction will have no impact on nearby trail use or Evergreen Cultural Centre operations, and the new washrooms are anticipated to be ready for public use by late fall 2021.