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A new garden walk with wider paths is coming to Coquitlam's Town Centre Park

Construction begins in the days ahead as the project is under the city's master plan to increase trail accessibility.
Yellow chrysanthemums blooming in a garden. | Getty Images

Year-round seasonal appeal.

A pair of new projects in Town Centre Park are hoping to sprout that idea to life in meeting the aesthetic and accessible needs of all visitors as construction is set to begin as early as this week.

Coquitlam city crews are installing a garden walk on the east side of the Lafarge Lake loop, as well as an urban walk on the west side — both are part of the city's 20-year Town Centre Park Master Plan (TCPMP).

Bigger paths are included among the garden initiative's amenities, as well as blooming flowers and budding plants.

All of which are aimed to provide a wholesome welcome to all park-goers, says parks manager Kathleen Reinheimer in a news release today (Jan. 31).

"A wide diversity of plants in the garden will increase the habitat for birds and pollinators while providing sensory appeal for visitors throughout the seasons," she explains.

"Projects related to TCPMP to date have included improvements to the festival lawn, a new plaza with seating, a new washroom and concession building, a new accessible washroom and water fountain, and additional enhancements to the lawn, gardens, trails and lighting."

Meanwhile, improvements accompanied on the urban walk will include repaved foot paths, brighter lights and more seating options. 

City council approved the upgrades in July 2021 following a series of public consultations.

For more information on the newest projects at Town Centre Park, you can visit the City of Coquitlam's website.