COQUITLAM, BC, Aug. 9, 2021 – Park users, neighbours and other interested members of the public are invited to join the process to help plan for the future of Coquitlam’s Blue Mountain Park.
As one of Coquitlam’s oldest and most popular community parks, the 8-hectare (19.9-acre) park provides a wide range of recreational services and amenities including civic buildings, a baseball diamond, playground, wading pool, water spray area, picnic shelters, tennis courts, a memorial cenotaph, a variety of trails, mature evergreen and specimen trees, horticultural displays and public art installations.
Options to Provide Input
The City will be hosting a number of in-person and online events to gather public input that will help develop the vision and objectives for the Blue Mountain Park Master Plan.
Attend an in-person information session in Blue Mountain Park on:
- Saturday, Aug. 21 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Sunday, Aug. 29 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Or, visit letstalkcoquitlam.ca/bluemountainpark to sign up for an online workship (via Zoom) on:
- Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 7-8:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m.
A survey will be available online between Aug. 20 and Sept. 21, 2021 on the project’s engagement page at letstalkcoquitlam.ca/bluemountainpark. Those interested can also sign up for email updates through that page, or through the City’s NotifyMe email service at www.coquitlam.ca/notifyme.
Planning for the Future of Blue Mountain Park
Many of the amenities currently in the park were built in the 1960s, and some as early as the 1930s, with additions, changes and improvements over time. With the growth happening in the Austin Heights and nearby Burquitlam-Lougheed neighbourhoods, it’s time to create a new master plan for the park with a phased implementation plan to ensure it can continue to support the community into the future.
How, where and when the City renews existing amenities in the park, including the park washroom/concession building, Scout Hall, the wading pool and the spray deck, will be determined through the process. Planning will consider new amenities proposed nearby, such as the upcoming renewal of Spani Pool at Mundy Park, which includes a new destination leisure pool with wading and water spray features.
With the guidance of other key strategy documents including the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan, the Aquatic Service and Infrastructure Strategy, the Tennis and Pickleball Services and Facilities Strategy, as well as through public engagement, staff will develop a Master Plan for Blue Mountain Park with an accompanying 20-year implementation strategy.
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A/Park Planning and Design Manager
City of Coquitlam