Castle Park Spray Park
Coming in Summer 2019
Construction began in May 2019 on a new spray park and other improvements at Castle Park that will open in early August.
Located in Citadel Heights, Castle Park is 11 hectares (27 acres) in size and one of the City’s largest parks. The new spray park will be Port Coquitlam’s third, in addition to those at Sun Valley Park on the north side and Lions Park near the downtown.
Funded through the 2019 capital budget, the project will benefit families in the south and central Port Coquitlam and complement Castle Park’s other features, which include a playground, picnic tables, walking trails, large open spaces and scenic views of the Fraser River.
The spray park will be 375 square metres in size (4,000 square feet) and is being installed near the washroom building on the north side of the park.
Work began in early May with the City’s installation of a water service connection, to be followed by site preparation and construction by contractor Habitat Systems.
The spray pad will have two connected but distinct sections, with Aquatix-brand water play elements suited to children ages two to five, and to those ages five to 12:
- For the older children, features will include a towering VersoSplash that unexpectedly dumps buckets of water, and a flexible SprayVine that allows children to direct streams of water at each other.
- Younger children will enjoy smaller-scale toys such as the Tot Water Post and Tot Shower Dome, both with different waterfall-style effects.
To conserve water, the systems will be equipped with low-flow features and sprayers, timers, and on/off buttons.
Several new benches will also be added, along with new trees to be planted in fall 2019.
The site will be fenced off during construction, and the work will not affect the public use of other park features.
No construction will take place on July 1, when Castle Park will once again host the city’s main Canada Day event, starting at noon and ending with fireworks at dusk.
Engineering & Public Works