Blue Mountain Park Master Plan

The City of Coquitlam is working on a Master Plan process to guide the future of Coquitlam's Blue Mountain Park.

This park is one of Coquitlam's oldest and most popular community parks. The 8-hectare (19.9-acre) park provides a wide range of recreational services and amenities including a baseball diamond, playground, wading pool, water spray area, picnic shelters, tennis courts, a memorial cenotaph, a variety of trails, mature evergreen and specimen trees, horticultural displays and public art.

Many of these amenities were built in the 1960s and some even as early as the 1930s. It's time to create a new Master Plan for the park with a phased implementation that will ensure it can support the community into the future.

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The City of Coquitlam is working on a Master Plan process to guide the future of Coquitlam's Blue Mountain Park.

This park is one of Coquitlam's oldest and most popular community parks. The 8-hectare (19.9-acre) park provides a wide range of recreational services and amenities including a baseball diamond, playground, wading pool, water spray area, picnic shelters, tennis courts, a memorial cenotaph, a variety of trails, mature evergreen and specimen trees, horticultural displays and public art.

Many of these amenities were built in the 1960s and some even as early as the 1930s. It's time to create a new Master Plan for the park with a phased implementation that will ensure it can support the community into the future.

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  • I know "Scout's Hall building has reached the end of its usable life and will need to be demolished." Please explain MORE SPECIFICALLY the plans to include a multi-purpose facility in which serves out of school care so desperately needed in that area with the increasing population density of families who pay taxes and need to work! We need the City to serve its residents by providing space to childcare!

    fuscochan13 asked 26 days ago

    Thank you for your email about potentially providing a multi-purpose building onsite.  Through the Master Planning process, we will be assessing the service need to replace it with a new building and determining its potential uses and user groups.  The City is currently in the process of developing a Child Care Strategy for Coquitlam.  The draft City of Coquitlam Child Care Strategy was presented to Council-in-Committee on July 26, 2021. Child care is the responsibility of senior levels of government. However, there is an opportunity for the draft Child Care Strategy to define the City’s vision for child care in the community through appropriate actions and to leverage the contributions of senior government.  Feedback from Council and community will be incorporated and a final City of Coquitlam Child Care Strategy will be prepared for Council consideration in fall 2021.  If you would like to know more and provide comments regarding the draft Child Care Strategy, please email planninganddevelopment@coquitlam.ca. Thank you again for your comments.

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening and your feedback is important and has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and are having our last Virtual Information Session online.  Also, please take a moment to complete the online survey to provide additional feedback.

  • Are you able to relocate the Cenotaph so that it's is either above or below the main viewing areas for spectators?

    NinjaMama asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your email about the Blue Mountain Park Cenotaph.  We are proposing to relocate the Cenotaph to another part of the park with a new hardscape plaza to allow for improved visibility, access, parade route and support larger crowds during the Remembrance Day services and other non-formal uses.  As part of our public engagement process we will be meeting with the local Legion to gather their feedback.

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening and your feedback is important and has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and are holding our last Virtual Information Session online.  Also, please take a moment to complete the online survey to provide additional feedback on the Cenotaph and other park amenities.

  • Why no wading pool?? Could the city for once listen to what the community actually wants!! WE WANT A WADING POOL FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!. We pay alot in property tax here in coquitlam and I am sure a portion of that could easily go to building and maintaining a new wading pool. Every other city is building outdoor wading pools and coquitlam is taking them away. Listen to your people coquitlam city council!! Figure it out and put in a wading pool. A spray park is great for older kids, but is not ideal for young children. Your excuse of the Spani pool upgrade, does not benefit the neighborhood of Austin Heights. Mundy/Spani pool is not walkable!! You are building condos in this area and adding hundreds of people, help these people by making Blue Mountain Park something we actually want and need!!

    Veronika asked 28 days ago

    Thank you for your email about the Blue Mountain Park wading pool.  We do appreciate your comments and concerns for the wading pool at Blue Mountain Park that is being considered in the ongoing Master Planning process.  The Aquatic Service and Infrastructure Strategy has identified for the phasing out of the wading pool because it has reached its end of its useable life and for it to be replaced with an enhanced spray park that will be free to use and play.   Spray parks are designed to provide various spray experiences for all ages.  To ensure an positive experience for children of all ages, we are considering to design the water play area with a 1–5-year-old and a 6–12-year-old area, similar to how we design our playgrounds, to create a fun experience with a variety of spray and interactive water play elements.  Yes Spani Pool may be far for some, but the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex is a closer facility that offers swimming opportunities and a variety of other recreation amenities. 

    We are in the first public engagement portion of the master plan and are currently recording and gathering all the feedback received to help us identify priorities to meet current and future needs of this rapidly growing community.    The recorded feedback will help staff to develop park improvement priorities which will be reported back to Council for feedback and direction and then back to the public to provide feedback in a second round of public engagement.

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening and your feedback is important and has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and have set dates for Upcoming Consultation for both In-person Information Session in the park and Virtual Information Session online.  Please take a moment to complete the online survey to provide additional feedback.

  • Is there any possibility of saving the wading pool at Blue Mountain Park? It is a low cost opportunity for kids to cool off during the hot summer months, giving kids key life skills in and around water and make it less intimidating to learn the proper water safety skills to prevent drowning in the future. It is located close to MANY families who are low income, immigrants, etc. It provides one option for multi-age recreational opportunities (I have kids ranging from 6 to 16 and it is hard to find a park with activities to entertain all of them in the same place...) There is lots of shade in the park and that is important during heat waves. Please please please please keep a wading pool!!!

    YogiB asked 29 days ago

    Thank you for your email about the Blue Mountain Park wading pool.  We do appreciate your comments and concerns for the wading pool at Blue Mountain Park that is being considered in the ongoing Master Planning process.  Blue Mountain Park is Community Level park therefore provides as larger variety of programming and that is why we are gathering feedback to help use plan for the park users of today and the future, multi-age recreational amenities.  An enhanced spray park, which will be free to use and play, will offer ways to cool down and more play opportunities and engagement with water in different and creative ways than a traditional spray park. For example, elements can include water runnels, dams, diverters, misters, spray heads, various levels of spray desks and also a separated spray area for younger and older children.  The City does provide several Low and No-Cost Programs for recreational activity, which includes swimming, and Financial Assistance for those families in need to access recreational facilities.  We agree that shade is very important and we will save as many healthy trees as possible, plant new trees and add some more picnic shelters.

    We are in the first public engagement portion of the master plan and are currently recording and gathering all the feedback received to help us identify priorities to meet current and future needs of this rapidly growing community.    The recorded feedback will help staff to develop park improvement priorities which will be reported back to Council for feedback and direction and then back to the public to provide feedback in a second round of public engagement.

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening and your feedback is important and has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and have set dates for Upcoming Consultation for both In-person Information Session in the park and Virtual Information Session online.  Please take a moment to complete the online survey to provide additional feedback.

  • The wading pool is a valuable aspect to the low income families in the Austin heights neighboorhood. Many of the families do not have their own vehicles and many do not even have the resources to obtain drivers licenses. It is nice that the Spani pool is being upgraded, but it is quite difficult to access by transit families without needing to transfer busses or take a long walk. With many young children, this is not feasible. For some children in the neighborhood, their ONLY swimming experiences happen at that pool as it was for our family just a few short years ago. An enhanced splash pad is nice for the children who live in new high-rises with in building pools, but you are forgetting about some of the most vulnerable population in an attempt to make Austin heights more upscale and profitable rather than accessible and affordable. What are some other resources that will be made available for the low income families of Austin heights? Will a shuttle from blue mountain to Spani pool be a possibility? Or a shuttle to the porier sport and liesure complex? It is a valuable life skill to learn to swim and the current plans are taking that away from so many children.

    Angela Grant asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your email about the Blue Mountain Park wading pool.  We do appreciate your comments and concerns for the wading pool at Blue Mountain Park that is being considered in the ongoing Master Planning process.  Yes Spani Pool may be far for some, but the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex is a closer facility that offers swimming opportunities and a variety of other recreation amenities. An enhanced spray park, which will be free to use and play, will offer more play opportunities and engagement with water in different and creative ways than a traditional spray park. For example, elements can include water runnels, dams, diverters, misters, spray heads, various levels of spray desks and also a separated spray area for younger and older children.  The City does provide several Low and No-Cost Programs for recreational activity, which includes swimming, and Financial Assistance for those families in need to access recreational facilities.

    We are in the first public engagement portion of the master plan and are currently recording and gathering all the feedback received to help us identify priorities to meet current and future needs of this rapidly growing community.    The recorded feedback will help staff to develop park improvement priorities which will be reported back to Council for feedback and direction and then back to the public to provide feedback in a second round of public engagement.

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening and your feedback is important and has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and have set dates for Upcoming Consultation for both In-person Information Session in the park and Virtual Information Session online.  Please take a moment to complete the online survey to provide additional feedback.

  • I hope that any expansion has taken into consideration how it will affect parking. Families who use this beautiful park should not have to pay for parking or deal with overcrowded facilities due to expansion. Can we please leave something for those who cannot afford access to large recreation centres? Our growing families need advocates on our councils who will listen and offer more personal and informative feedback. By the way…the wading pool should remain in place.

    Sdry asked 29 days ago

    Thank you for your email about the Blue Mountain Park Master Plan.  Parking at many of our City parks are free.  The City is looking at the most effective methods to manage potential traffic impacts and the parking needed based on demands at different times of the day.   Blue Mountain Park is identified as a community-level park and is intended to provide a broad range of park and recreation facilities that primarily serve the surrounding neighbourhoods, but that may also be used by residents and organized groups from the entire city. Community parks provide for different needs than neighbourhood parks and these types of parks require larger areas and attract a large number of users. Even though this is a community level park, users will be encouraged to walk, ride, or roll to the park. Through the master planning process, there is also opportunity to enhance the multi-modal access to the park through the addition of cycling infrastructure and amenities, transit connections, pedestrian pathways, etc.

    We are in the first public engagement portion of the master plan and are currently recording and gathering all the feedback received to help us identify priorities to meet current and future needs of this rapidly growing community.    The recorded feedback will help staff to develop park improvement priorities which will be reported back to Council for feedback and direction and then back to the public to provide feedback in a second round of public engagement.

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening and your feedback is important and has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and have set dates for Upcoming Consultation for both In-person Information Session in the park and Virtual Information Session online.

  • The question I am asking is what benefits did The Aquatic Service and Infrastructure Strategy identify ii its predetermination that a spray park is the preferred option. The majority of taxpayers commenting seem to favour a new and I might offer a much larger wading pool than the one there now. If your recommendations are superior to the wishes of the public then provide the arguments. We will then have all the information that The Aquatic Service and Infrastructure Strategy has that has been developed to plan for the future of aquatic services in the City and has identified for the phasing out of the wading pool and for it to be replaced with an enhanced spray park for free public use. We can make an informed decision together as you seem to suggest this what you want to be doing. Also are any trees being removed in the Blue Mountain Park Master Plan? Green space is invaluable in neighbourhoods. The pandemic has showed us this.

    Fred Collier asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your email about the Blue Mountain Park Master Plan. As outlined in the Aquatic Service and Infrastructure Strategy the wadding pool has reached the end of its useable life and for it to be replaced by and enhanced spray park.  An enhanced spray park will offer more play opportunities and engagement with water in different and creative ways than a traditional spray park. For example, elements can include water runnels, dams, diverters, misters, spray heads, various levels of spray desks and also a separated spray area for younger and older children.  We agree that all open spaces have become very valuable to the residents and visitors of Coquitlam since the pandemic started.  As part of any park planning process, the objective is to retain as many healthy trees as possible, especially in the evergreen grove, and provide improved open lawn areas for improved picnicking and informal play opportunities, like frisbee.

    We are in the first public engagement portion of the master plan and are currently recording and gathering all the feedback received, including the wadding pool, to help us identify priorities to meet current and future needs of this rapidly growing community. The recorded feedback will help staff to develop park improvement priorities which will be reported back to Council for feedback and direction and then back to the public to provide feedback in a second round of public engagement.

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening. Your feedback is important and has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and have set dates for Upcoming Consultation for both In-person Information Session in the park and Virtual Information Session online.

  • Spray park vs wading pool - the City never listens! It has happened before, and no matter how many objections the City gets from its inhabitants, someone at City Hall already made plans to replace a LOVED pool with a mediocre spray park. Why do you ask for public input when you don’t care about it? There should be a wading pool for young ones. The City collects huge property taxes, so it should listen to the needs of those who pay for improvements and the wages of those who decide on these projects. Please start listening, and make sure there is a wading pool in the design not only a spray park.

    A. Nagy asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your email about the Blue Mountain Park Master Plan.  We are in the first public engagement portion of the master plan and are currently recording and gathering all the feedback received, including the wadding pool, to help us identify priorities to meet current and future needs of this rapidly growing community.   The recorded feedback will help staff to develop park improvement priorities which will be reported back to Council for feedback and direction and then back to the public to provide feedback in a second round of public engagement.

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening and your feedback is important and has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and have set dates for Upcoming Consultation for both In-person Information Session in the park and Virtual Information Session online.

  • Why is the City ignoring what residents want? We would like a new wading pool in Blue Mountain Park, not another spray park. The "spray park" in Mackin Park is a major flop. The wading pools are perfect for young children to gain confidence in and around water, provide respite from the heat, and provide low income families a great place to have fun. It is unacceptable to continuously ignore the feedback provided by residents. Add another pool back at Rochester, or fix the spray park in Maillardville.

    PrincessWaffles asked 30 days ago

    Thank you for your email about the Blue Mountain Park Master Plan.  We are in the first public engagement portion of the master plan and are currently recording and gathering all the feedback received, including the wadding pool, to help us identify priorities to meet current and future needs of this rapidly growing community. The recorded feedback will help staff to develop park improvement priorities which will be reported back to Council for feedback and direction and then back to the public to provide feedback in a second round of public engagement.

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening and your feedback has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and have set dates for Upcoming Consultation for both In-person Information Session in the park and Virtual Information Session online.

  • Would it be possible to add a ball hockey court in the plans? There aren’t very many hockey facilities in Coquitlam, especially in this area. As a parent, I feel really disappointed that my teenage boys aren’t able to play hockey with their friends as often as they’d like given how far and few non-child sized hockey rinks around the city. Growing up in Ontario, it’s something I’ve found quite frustrating here.

    Tony asked 30 days ago

    Thank you for your email about the Blue Mountain Park Master Plan.  One of the many service levels we are focusing on are amenities for youth to continue to support and encourage an active lifestyle into adulthood.  Ball hockey is one great way and in many of our parks we combine basketball with ball hockey to provide a multi-purpose court experience for all and is one option being considered for the park.

    We are in the first public engagement portion of the master plan and are currently recording and gathering all the feedback received to help us identify priorities to meet current and future needs of this rapidly growing community. The recorded feedback will help staff to develop park improvement priorities which will be reported back to Council for feedback and direction and then back to the public to provide feedback in a second round of public engagement.  

    Thank you again for your comments.  We are listening and your feedback has been recorded. Be sure to hit the “subscribe” button on the top right of this page so that you can continue to be informed as this project progresses.  We do value public input for all our park projects and have set dates for Upcoming Consultation for both In-person Information Session in the park and Virtual Information Session online.