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What's next for Glen Park? Coquitlam city staff are listening

A washroom? A skateboard bowl? A performance area? These are some of the ideas for the Phase 3 planning of Coquitlam's Glen Park.
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Sara Yastremski, the city’s parks partner program supervisor, at the table tennis tables in Glen Park in Coquitlam.

You can have a say in the future of Glen Park at an information meeting at Coquitlam Public Library this week.

Municipal staff will be in the main foyer of the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the next steps for the green space between Pipeline Road and Westwood Street.

The parks planning team will also be available on Oct. 5 for a Zoom meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m (registration is required) before returning for a second in-person session on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Glen Park plaza near Pipeline Road.

Coquitlam residents can also offer suggestions for 16.7-acre park improvements via a survey that ends Oct. 15.

Among other things, the online poll asks participants to state:

  • their connection to the park
  • what they use the park for
  • how they get to the park
  • what prevents them from visiting the park
  • what amenities they’d like to see

Some of the possible additions in the Phase 3 park development include:

  • a washroom
  • a water spray deck
  • new pathways and trails
  • new sports and recreational spaces, including a skate park
  • a small performance area

Over the years, some features were installed temporarily to add more life to Glen Park, such as a bicycle pump track, picnic tables, a sand volleyball and badminton courts, hammocks and table tennis.

The last upgrade to Glen Park was more than a decade ago.

A report is due to come before the city’s council-in-committee this fall with a second round of public consultation next spring.

The final design will come for council and stakeholder approval in early 2025 with the Glen Park improvements due to officially open in the fall of that year, city managers said in June.

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