New ‘Coquitlam Crunch alternative’ unveiled in Coquitlam

Durant Linear Park is the latest park to join the city’s network of 110 parks and 90 kilometres of trail. But it’s not your average park.

A new linear park tucked into a Coquitlam development has been unveiled by the city. 

Durant Linear Park is the latest park to join the city’s network of 110 parks and 90 kilometres of trail. But it’s not your average park. Gone are the wide-open spaces seen at the city’s larger green spaces. 

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More akin to the Coquitlam Crunch than Town Centre Park, the “linear park” is made up of 212 steps climbing 110 feet. Roughly 10,450 plants and 92 trees were moved in to create green cover for the park.

“Locals are already testing this out as a great alternative to the popular Coquitlam Crunch,” wrote the city in a press release.

Coquitlam's Durant Linear Park from the sky.
Coquitlam's Durant Linear Park from the sky. - Submitted

Located opposite Gleneagle secondary school in a new townhome community at 1228 Hudson Street, the park doubles as a path linking Guilford Way with Nash Drive.

Alongside the project, the city is also improving an existing linear park corridor between Dupont Place and Nash Drive, said a spokesperson.

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