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May 24, 2018, 9:46 am

Coquitlam Celebrates New Burke Mountain Pioneer Park

City of Coquitlam

COQUITLAM – Coquitlam celebrates its newest park with the official opening of Burke Mountain Pioneer Park on Saturday, May 26 from 1 – 3 p.m. Community neighbours, Council, Wesbild, City staff and project consultants will be on hand to officially open this 4.4-acre community park and celebrate with entertainment, games and light refreshments.

Burke Mountain Pioneer Park, located at 3000 Highland Drive, is a neighbourhood-enhanced park intended to help create a sense of community in Burke Mountain and provide a focal point for socializing, as well as children’s play and recreation.

The park elements are based on community feedback and include activities for all ages and accessibility levels. Features include:

  • neighbourhood grass sports field,
  • game tables,
  • open lawn area for picnicking and informal play activities,
  • community garden,
  • full-sized sport court including basketball and hockey nets,
  • custom play installation with rubberized surface to serve as a climbing play element,
  • approximately 47 new parking spots,
  • over 25 shade trees to grow with the park, and
  • connections to new and existing trails.


The development of Burke Mountain Pioneer Park was approved by Council in February 2017 and was developed on the property originally owned by the Hoigaard family and was traditionally known as “the Ranch property.”

The total $3.1 million cost for the park project is shared equally with the City and Wesbild Holdings each contributing $1.55 million. The majority of the City’s contribution was provided through development by Park Development Cost Charges.

Media contact:

Andre Isakov
Park Planning & Design Manager
605-927-3541
aisakov@coquitlam.ca

 

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