Coquitlam, BC, August 13, 2020: Last month marked the completion of Durant Linear Park in Coquitlam - an exciting addition to Coquitlam’s already vast and connected trail network.
The linear park, located at the west end of Intracorp’s Aalto Townhomes community (1228 Hudson St.), provides a connecting pathway between Guildford Way and Nash Drive. The path also connects all the way to Johnson Street, along the north end of the recently completed Koskela building.
With the new section adding 212 steps climbing the 110-foot elevation, locals are already testing this out as a great alternative to the popular Coquitlam Crunch. Plus, the built-in multi-use pathway makes it a more accessible route for bikers to utilize as well. Over 10,450 plants and 92 trees were installed along the park pathway.
This expansion of the Durant Linear Park was made possible through Intracorp’s Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) for the Aalto Townhomes project and provides better pedestrian connection within the neighbourhood and facilitates improved access to amenities such as public transit stops and parks.
In conjunction with this project, the City also made improvements this spring to the existing linear park corridor between Dupont Place and Durant Drive, and is planning future improvement to the section between Durant Drive and Nash Drive by this winter which will update the entirety of the linear park corridor.
See video of the new linear park here.
“This Park is an important addition to the community and makes Aalto Townhomes feel integrated and connected to the existing neighbourhood. We hope it will be a great amenity for everyone who lives in the area, and those exploring Coquitlam’s Trail network.” – Evan Allegretto, President Intracorp BC
“Coquitlam’s trail system is one of our best-used facilities. We are so fortunate to live in a community where access to trails for fitness, viewing nature, or general enjoyment is right outside our doorstep.” – Richard Stewart, Mayor, City of Coquitlam
About Coquitlam’s Trail System
The City of Coquitlam’s trail system totals over 90 kilometres, which includes a portion of the Trans Canada Trail.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, please use the trails responsibly. This includes:
- Following all posted guidelines and Park Host direction for use (e.g. one-way and single-file travel at busy spots/times).
- Staying at least two metres (six feet) away from others.
- Walking in small groups of two or three people.
- Staying home if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms.
For information on the City’s trails, including trail maps, visit www.coquitlam.ca/trails.
About Community Amenity Contributions
The City of Coquitlam’s Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) program applies city-wide for all new residential development that requires rezoning. CACs are a voluntary financial contribution made by an applicant at the time of rezoning and is used by the City to help fund the capital cost of major new parks, recreation and cultural facilities needed in Coquitlam to keep pace with population growth. Learn more at www.coquitlam.ca/cacprogram.
Developing communities across North America, Intracorp has established itself as a real estate developer that delivers extraordinary experiences to Homeowners. As one of North America’s largest developers of multi-family homes, Intracorp has delivered more than twenty-two thousand homes in 176 communities. Intracorp grew out of founder Joe Houssian’s first business venture Intrawest, which was founded in 1976. The company began as an urban residential real estate business which transformed into an internationally renowned resort and real estate development company credited with the success of several pre-eminent ski resorts, such as Whistler Blackcomb. Intracorp currently develops outstanding communities in British Columbia, Ontario, Washington, California, and Texas.
More information can be found online at: www.intracorphomes.com
Park Planning & Design Manager
City of Coquitlam