Park Spark provides an opportunity to have fun and gain meaningful experiences while enhancing Coquitlam’s parks. We offer a variety of opportunities for people to lend their expertise or experiences to connect with our parks.
Get outdoors, show community spirit and give back by volunteering with Coquitlam’s Park Spark Light Brigade. We're on the lookout for community members, schools, organizations and businesses to help transform our parks into a winter wonderland as we prepare for the much-loved annual winter light displays.
Volunteers are invited to add their sparkle to the light display in a number of different ways:
Fabricate lit elements Install special displays
Take part in light-making workshops
Host a night throughout the season
Workshops will take place throughout October and November. Light installations will take place until November 24. If you are interested in getting involved, email the Park Spark team.
Sign Up for Programming at the Inspiration Garden
Join the Park Spark team for exciting garden workshops at the Inspiration Garden in Town Centre Park.
Click here or on the image above to find a program and register. For the best online registration experience, please use Google Chrome.
In the online registration system, go to the Drop in Pre-registered section and click All Ages. Next, open the Drop In Park Spark dropdown to see available activities, dates and times.
Proud To Grow Here Contest
Does your Coquitlam property have fantastic frontage or a beautiful balcony? We're recognizing properties with curb appeal – in particular, eye-catching landscaping and plantings – through a new Proud to Grow Here contest.
Coquitlam has earned numerous awards over the years through Communities in Bloom and is getting set to wow the judges again this summer. As we get ready to put our best foot forward, we're launching a contest to recognize all types of properties that have created appealing frontages, front yards and balconies.
Nominated properties will receive a Proud to Grow Here sign or decal to display on their lawn, garden or business front for a chance to win. Self-nominations are encouraged. To get involved or learn more, email the Park Spark team.
Become a YOUth Urban Garden Volunteer
Test out your green thumb, share your knowledge, learn new skills, and have fun with the Youth Urban Garden team at the Inspiration Garden in Town Centre Park As a member of the team you will share your knowledge, learn new skills and give back to your community in a fun and meaningful way while helping enhance our local parks. For more information, email the Park Spark garden team.
Test out your green thumb, share your knowledge, learn new skills, and have fun with the YOUth Urban Garden team on Friday nights 4 – 7 p.m. at Town Centre Park’s Inspiration Garden. Volunteer in a unique and fun way while helping enhance our local parks. For further information email the Park Spark team.
Coquitlam in Bloom
Coquitlam will once again participate in the national Communities in Bloom competition and several activities are planned. Join in on the fun and learn how you can help Coquitlam bloom! Learn more.
Coquitlam Tree Spree
Take part in Coquitlam's tree-planting initiative and public-education program. Whether on public or private land, Coquitlam’s trees offer many benefits for our health, well-being and the environment. Learn more.
Become a Park Spark Garden volunteer. Green thumbs of all ages and abilities are encouraged to get involved, share knowledge, learn new skills and make a difference while enhancing Coquitlam’s outdoor parks spaces.
Throughout the growing season, the Park Spark team will be popping up at various Coquitlam park spaces, teaming up with other volunteers to keep our gardens looking their best. Find out when we’ll be visiting a park near you. For information on locations and how to become a Park Spark Garden volunteer, please email the Park Spark team.
Located in the southeast corner of Town Centre Park, the Inspiration Garden is dedicated to growing, supporting and connecting gardeners in the community. Learn more here.
Keep our outdoor park spaces SPARKling! Get involved, take ownership and make a difference by joining the Park Spark team to keep Coquitlam parks and trails litter free. Find out when we’ll be popping up at a park near you. For information on locations and how to participate in a Park Spark litter clean-up please email the Park Spark team.