BURKE MOUNTAIN & COQUITLAM PARKS
Coquitlam has over 80 municipal Parks and Natural Areas totaling over 2,200 acres. The parks and trails include features ranging from picnic areas and playgrounds, to outdoor pools, spray parks, sports fields and skateboard parks. Listed below are just some of the parks and recreation areas located close to Burke Mountain where you can enjoy hiking, biking, and long scenic walks.
Burke Mountain Neighbourhood Parks
Galloway is one of Burke Mountain's newest parks and has played host to several large community events including the Burke Mountain Easter Egg Hunt. The facilities are family-friendly, with a spray park, sports court, playground, picnic benches and a Little Free Library.
Burke Mountain’s Harper Park is an outdoor enthusiast's urban paradise with a network of trail systems perfect for walkers, hikers and off-road cyclers, as well as public amenities for picnics. This park was recently updated in 2020 including expanded trails, amenities, signage and more, funded through Wesbild and Infinity Properties.
Leigh Park celebrated its official opening on June 15, 2016. Leigh Park is a passive neighbourhood park that compliments Victoria Park which is designed to be an active neighbourhood park.
Marguerite Park was one of the first parks built in the Burke Mountain area and features a large grassy field with a playground, tot lot and access to trails.
Millard Orchard provides a playground, sports court, and social gathering area.
Riley Park is a 3.5 acre park on Burke Mountain in the Smiling Creek neighbourhood at the corner of Burke Village Promenade and Riley Street.
Victoria Park has a beautiful green space with sports fields and a playground. Victoria Park recently completed a full makeover, and now includes an updated playground, sports court, skate park and fenced-in soccer field. It's also where you can find the salmon, which is proudly sponsored by Burke Mountain Homes®.
Main park features include the open lawns, sports court, and adventure slope play area that makes the most of the local site conditions in integrating play spaces for both tots and youth.
Coquitlam Area Parks
Pinecone Burke Provincial Park offers many hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities. At 38,000 hectares, it covers a very large area and services/park operations are at a minimum in some locations. This park will offer a true BC outdoor experience!
Alouette Park is a neighbourhood park situated in Central Coquitlam providing residents of the surrounding neighbourhood with a playground and a great location to relax.
This tranquil spot in the midst of active Coquitlam has something for most visitors. Stop for a picnic, get soaked in the Spray Park and wading pool or sit under the cool shade of a Douglas Fir tree. Tennis courts and a children’s playground are also on site.
Located on Westwood Plateau this park provides visitors with a stunning view of the City Centre area and beyond. Bramble park hosts a junior and tot playground, sports courts and lit tennis courts. In addition, there is a class A baseball and soccer field for community groups and residents alike to enjoy. Bramble Park makes a great starting or destination point along the Westwood Plateau trail system.
Brookmere Park is located in the North Road Area of Coquitlam situated just off Austin Avenue. Brookmere Park provides residents with a natural area to enjoy, in one of Coquitlam's more urban areas. This park also hosts a recently upgraded sports field and ball diamond for community groups and residents alike to enjoy.
Burquitlam Garden Park was developed in 2000 and is the result of hard work and dedication between a number of community partners. This organic community garden provides residents with a location to garden, socialize, and to learn about organic gardening, water conservation, composting and mason bees.
Walk, jog or take a stroll around this 5-hectare man-made lake, fish for trout or view some of the wildlife. Como Lake also features a children's playground and picnic sites.
Coquitlam River Park provides a network of forest walking trails extending for 9.8 kilometres within 165 acres of municipal parkland. This ancient river, a tributary of the Fraser, evokes a different experience in each season. In the summer heat, many enjoy a float down the cool river.
"Doing the Crunch" is a popular fitness challenge for many local residents. Hikers and fitness walkers enjoy the natural setting and spectacular views of the City on this uphill 2.2-kilometre climb which follows the British Columbia Hydro right-of-way and extends to the top of Westwood Plateau - a 242-metre elevation gain.
Now featuring two sets of stairs - and over 890 steps - the Coquitlam Crunch provides a recreational fitness circuit for those who like to challenge themselves with stair repeats. Both sets of stairs offer a total of 894 steps of cardio workout.
A beautiful park located in historic Maillardville, Mackin Park offers visitors many amenities to enjoy. Three softball fields and one Little League baseball field are key features of this park in the summer. If organized sport is not your leisure choice, one can enjoy the perimeter trail for taking a leisurely stroll around the fields and along Nelson Creek. There are two tennis courts a playground or a children's wading pool.
Coquitlam's largest park at 435 acres, Mundy Park is filled with forest vegetation. Take a stroll on the walking trails that pass by Mundy Lake and Lost Lake.
This 175-hectare park is located in the northeast comer if the Coquitlam features trails, picnic areas, rock knolls, lots of cedar and fir trees, birds and other wildlife, Pitt Addington Marsh, Minnekhada Farm, and Minnekhada Lodge. Donated to the GVRD by the Provincial Government on April 29, 1984.
Full of Fraser Valley's last old-growth trees, this forest area has several pleasant hiking and biking trails. Riverview Forest is located east of Mundy Park.
Coquitlam's City Centre is highlighted by Town Centre Park and Lafarge Lake. The park contains 3 class A fields and 1 turf field, along with a rubberized eight-lane running track and full-field facilities. A Tot-Lot and Spray Park is located along the nature walk to Lafarge Lake.