Our family has lived in the Tri-Cities for over nine years, and it was only a couple of weeks ago that we paid our first visit to Lions Park in Port Coquitlam. We were seriously missing out. The City of Port Coquitlam describes it this way:
Lions Park is an oasis just outside downtown Port Coquitlam. Located next to the Coquitlam River, there are plenty of open areas for children to run, frisbee playing, and pleasant strolls. There are public washrooms, a picnic shelter and an expansive playground. It also features a section of the Traboulay Poco Trail. Lions Park is a pleasant riverside walk away from Gates Park.
We agree that the word ‘oasis’ is an excellent choice. Lions Park is expansive, green and cool. The playground is amazing, and includes a wide variety of equipment new and old. Our kids were enchanted. There was lots of free parking during our visit on a weekday afternoon, but on a sunny summer Saturday things might be a little bit tighter, and you may want to arrive early to stake out your spot. And if you want to step things up a notch and rent a picnic shelter for a party or group function, you can do it by calling 604.927.7903.
Lions Park serves as the venue for some great events in Port Coquitlam, including Music in the Park, the annual Canada Day pancake breakfast and fishing derby and Mother’s Day at Lions Park.
Lions Park was originally created through the support of the Port Coquitlam Lions Club in 1951. Over the past 60+ years, growth has changed the area surrounding the park significantly. To help ensure that the park is protected, and that it continues to meet the needs of the community, the City of Port Coquitlam is seeking public input on the Lions Park Master Plan. For more information on that, contact Ron Myers at 604.927.7920, or email@example.com.