Upgraded Spray Park Opens Aug 5 Afternoon at Sun Valley
Just in time for the long weekend, the spray area at Sun Valley Park will reopen Saturday afternoon with more space, new toys and other amenities.
Renovations began in April at the 29-year-old park, located at 3700 Hamilton Street off Lincoln Avenue in northeast Port Coquitlam. Improvements included:
- An increase of the spray zone area by 30 per cent,
- A colourful non-slip surface throughout,
- Five new spray features for toddler and family fun, with names like Aqua Dome, Jet Stream and Tot Twister, and
- New bench seating using the site’s natural grades.
The park’s five existing spray toys have been integrated into the new design. The existing washroom and wading pool also remain.
Another less obvious but important aspect of the park upgrade was the installation of a water recirculation system, which will be put into operation in 2018.
The recirculation system will include on-demand water activated by users, and a filtering and UV treatment system to allow the spray park water to be safely re-used.
The park upgrades were made possible through a federal Canada 150 Infrastructure Grant along with funding from the City of Port Coquitlam.
Planning for the project began last year and included a public information session in November to share information and solicit feedback about the proposed design.
For a video and details, visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/sunvalley.
Web & Communications Technician
City of Port Coquitlam