Ice cream is an awesome treat to indulge and spoil ourselves with on a hot summer day.
Next month, Tri-City residents will get to enjoy the sweet delights of Rocky Point Ice Cream when the business is set to move into a new concession stand in Coquitlam's Town Centre Park.
The 2,050 sq-ft food stand is part of recent upgrades to the park's festival hub near the TD Community Plaza and will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Rocky Point was a popular favourite during the TCP Eats program in 2019 and 2020, the city said in a news release, and the Port Moody business is set to offer its ice cream products as well as sandwiches and baked goods in the new digs.
The cold sweet treats and other snacks will be the latest addition to a variety of food options already in place at Town Centre Park, including the stadium concession that'll expand its hours by two in July and August — 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. — and features foods like burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, poutine and pizza.
(The city says staff are finalizing the stadium's food-service operations agreement.)
CONTINUED PARK UPGRADES
Rocky Point Ice Cream is one of several upgrades in play near the TD Community Plaza "complemented by views of Lafarge Lake":
- Men's, women's and universal washrooms
- 7,000 sq-ft plaza
- Outdoor dining and lounging furniture
"The upgrades stem from the 20-year Town Centre Park Master Plan (TCPMP), adopted in 2018 to guide development of the 42-hectare (103-acre) park," the city explains in its release.
In 2018, councillors voted in favour of the master plan which allots $5 million for short-term improvements.
"Other TCPMP projects include the new universal washroom at the south end of the park, and upcoming construction of planned improvements around the Lafarge Lake loop trail that will encompass about a quarter of the park’s area. The project will bring lighting and trail improvements, new gathering spaces, enhanced plantings, wayfinding and other amenities to the popular route."
You can check out the city of Coquitlam's Town Centre Park page for more information.