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 the park over the next 15 to 20 years.
City crews will be improving irrigation on the west side of Lafarge Lake. This work will bring improvements to how we take care of plant health in this area of the park.
Work is expected to take place from March to late-spring 2024. Some temporary path closures will take place. Please follow all signage.
Approved by Council on July 26, 2021 after public consultation, the Lake Loop Improvements span about a quarter of Town Centre Park, a gem of Coquitlam’s park system and a local and regional destination for festivals and recreation.
The project improves capacity and the overall user experience, enhances safety and access for people of all abilities, and augments the park’s trees and greenery. The improvements are being implemented in phases with three distinct zones around Lafarge Lake: a Garden Walk on the east side, an Urban Walk on the west side and a Forest Walk on the south side.
Construction for the Garden Walk and Urban Walk completed in 2022. Forest Walk improvements are planned for 2025.
As part of the construction work, existing trees and plants will be replaced to improve the long-term accessibility of the pathways and biodiversity of the park.
Other improvements from 2022 include:
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.
Percy Perry Stadium is now re-open following a full replacement of the rubber track and synthetic turf field.
The City completed the track renewal and artificial turf replacement at the same time in order to maximize cost efficiencies and limit disruption to these key recreational amenities. Completion of the replacement work at both facilities ensures that the amenities remain of a high standard for our public to use, and the stadium upgrades will allow Percy Perry Stadium to continue to be Coquitlam’s top outdoor sports-hosting venue for years to come.
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 completed in December 2020 and the festival lawn and new washroom building are open to the public.
Built on the east-facing exterior of Evergreen Cultural Centre with easy access from the surrounding trails, the new public washrooms at the southwest end of Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park are now open to the public. This project was complete in October 2021.
Building features include:
The old washrooms, located near the tennis courts, have reached the end of their usable life and have been demolished. Tennis players are asked to use the new washrooms in the Festival Hub area, located at the concession stand close to the tennis courts and near Parking Lot D.