Town Centre Park

Town Centre Park is a park in central Coquitlam, British Columbia, just north of the Coquitlam Centre shopping mall. The park is surrounded by Coquitlam's city hall, main police station, main fire hall, City Centre Aquatic Complex, and the David Lam campus of Douglas College, Pinetree Secondary School, as well as many houses and apartments.[1]

Town Centre Park
TypeMunicipal
LocationCoquitlam, British Columbia
Coordinates49°17′19″N 122°47′13″W / 49.2886°N 122.787°W / 49.2886; -122.787
Operated byCity of Coquitlam
StatusOpen all year

The Park was originally a gravel pit owned by Lafarge. It was created in the mid-1980s when the company donated Lafarge Lake to the City of Coquitlam.[2]

The park saw the addition of beach volleyball courts in 2005, and a $10 million expansion in 2006-07 which saw the building of two additional synthetic FieldTurf fields, the conversion of two existing fields to FieldTurf, new areas for shot put, javelin, and discus/hammer throw, and new parking lots.[3]

The southwest corner of the Park is host to the Lafarge Lake–Douglas Station terminus of the area's new Evergreen Extension of the Millennium Line Skytrain rapid transit, which opened in late 2016.

Town Centre Park hosts Coquitlam's annual Lights At Lafarge Winter Light Display.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Town Centre Park". City of Coquitlam. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
  2. ^ "Town Centre Park, Coquitlam - Great Places In Canada". Great Places In Canada. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "$10 million to Town Centre Park". City of Coquitlam. Retrieved March 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "Lights at Lafarge is the Largest Free Outdoor Light Display in the Lower Mainland". InsideVancouver.ca. November 17, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  5. ^ "Town Centre Park". www.coquitlam.ca. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Coquitlam.ca: Outdoor ping pong tables September 12, 2010

Coordinates: 49°17′19″N 122°47′13″W / 49.2886°N 122.787°W / 49.2886; -122.787