Shaughnessy Pop-Up Park
Bigger, Better Pop-Up Park
Take a break or enjoy your lunch in the bigger, better Shaughnessy Pop-up Park, a downtown oasis.
An expanded and improved public gathering space in the 2600-block of Shaughnessy Street, with new surfacing, children’s play features, a corn hole and giant blocks-stacking game, more tables and seating, enhanced public art, seasonal flowers, sun sails for shade, a larger stage and built-in access to food trucks.
The Shaughnessy Pop-up Park was created in 2018 as a temporary public space to fill an empty lot. The demolition of an adjacent building this year (2021) – and the continuing need for outdoor public space during the pandemic – prompted the City to improve the park in time for this summer with the cooperation of the property owners.
The initiative improves the downtown’s walkability and livability, and supports downtown area businesses. Park space is generously provided by Insure-Line with project support from the Port Coquitlam Business Improvement Association.
Book the Pop-Up Park
Are you a musician or entertainer? Book the Shaughnessy Pop-Up Park stage for free this summer 2022 for events that benefit the community, such as live music.
Community groups and organizations interested in booking the space for performances and events are encouraged to apply with a proposal using the below online application form. The activities must add to the public’s enjoyment of the space, and cannot be a marketing, sales or fundraising event.