Skip to content

Up to $600K to replace tennis courts at Coquitlam's Mariner Park

The City of Coquitlam is updating the 40-year-old tennis courts on Mariner Way.
There's no tennis at the Mariner Way courts this summer. | Icetocker/iStock/Getty Images

If you're wanting to serve a tennis ball this summer, it won't be at the Mariner Park courts.

Coquitlam is replacing the 40-year-old courts along Mariner Way, as well as upgrading the drainage and chainlink fence.

The improvements, which won't impact the nearby trails and playground, are slated for July to late September.

And the Canada Community-Building Fund, formerly known as the Gas Tax Fund, is paying $250,000 toward the court upgrade as part of the city's sports court program.

The total cost for the courts replacement is between $500,000 and $600,000, said Kathleen Reinheimer, Coquitlam's parks manager.

In the interim, municipal staff are directing tennis and pickleball players to head to one of three city courts:

  • Blue Mountain Park (975 King Albert Ave.)
  • Bramble Park (2775 Panorama Dr.)
    • Pickleball only
  • Poirier Civic Grounds Park (624 Poirier St.)

Meanwhile, city staff are also considering covered courts for the Coquitlam Tennis Club.

Officials were before council last month to talk about the need for more courts at Town Centre Park, as well as a roof for more playtime during the year.

Currently, Coquitlam has one covered facility: The Tennis Centre, located at 1650 Foster Ave., is a public venue that’s privately run.