Coquitlam in Bloom

What is Coquitlam in Bloom?

The Coquitlam in Bloom program fosters community pride for green space enhancements through stewardship events and initiatives such as Park Spark, Adopt-a-Park, and Bad Seed community weed pulls.

The 2019 Coquitlam in Bloom initiatives focused on youth, youth initiatives and keeping our city clean for future generations. This included a Pop-up Youth Park at Mundy Park, Fun Nights at the Stadium, community tidiness initiatives, the addition of the Chief of the Undersea World eco-sculpture at Town Centre Park, free sports equipment libraries, and the return of Coquitlam Munch edible gardens and pollinator gardens.

Initiatives also shined a spotlight on community sport – and all the people who make it happen. The City would like to thank to the volunteers, players, coaches and club executives who play important roles in our sporting community.

Coquitlam Tree Spree 

Tree Canopy Walks

Coquitlam’s Park Spark and Urban Forestry staff are teaming up to offer tree-rific walks this spring. Explore Coquitlam’s tree canopy and learn fun facts about all of the amazing types of trees that call Coquitlam home. For more information about this activity and to register, please email the Park Spark staff. This activity is free and will take place rain or shine.

  • Thursday, May 19 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way)

Nature Walk

Join the Park Spark team and learn fun facts about the trees, flora and fauna found in Coquitlam parks. We're teaming up with an experienced nature educator–who also happens to be one of our dedicated Park Spark volunteers! Rain or shine. For more info and to register for this free activity, email the Park Spark team

  • Saturday, May 28 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Hoy Creek

Garden Workshops: All About Urban Wildlife

Coquitlam’s Park Spark and Urban Wildlife staff are teaming up to offer a workshop all about urban wildlife. Learn about all the wildlife you can find in Coquitlam and ways to safely coexist with them. For more info and to register, email the Garden staff

  • Thursday, May 19 from 10 – 11 a.m. at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave.).

Planting for Shade Gardens

Coquitlam's Park Spark and Gardening staff are teaming up to offer a workshop about planting for shade gardens. Join a Red Seal Gardener and learn how and what to plant in a shade garden to encourage the plants to thrive. Email Garden staff for more info. 

  •   Wednesday, May 25 from 10 – 11 a.m. 

Get Involved

The Coquitlam in Bloom program is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of residents, volunteers and businesses while providing a focus for activities that bring people together and promote community spirit. 

Ways to get involved include:

  • Help beautify the places where you live, work or spend time - consider planting a garden, tidying up the property and improving street appeal. 
  • Help keep Coquitlam tidy and litter-free.
  • Join a Bad Seed weed pull and learn how to stop the introduction and spread of plants that can be harmful to people, animals and ecosystems.
  • Protect our pollinators! Consider making your own pollinator garden this spring.

Resources

Want to learn more about the many programs and initiatives that make Coquitlam in Bloom an award-winning program? Check out our 2019 Profile Book and watch our video.

Communities in Bloom

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering community pride, environmental responsibility and beautification. It uses friendly competition between communities to bring together local businesses, service clubs, residents and civic government to focus on enhancing their community. Visit the Communities in Bloom website.

Learn more about Coquitlam’s involvement in Communities in Bloom by watching the video below made by Metro Vancouver.