Lions Park Master Plan
A major renovation at Lions Park was completed in phases between in fall 2013 and fall 2015. Thank you for your patience as we made these great improvements:
- New children’s adventure playground – details below
- New washroom
- New promenade pathway and gathering plaza
- Water spray features
- Renovated picnic shelter – 1,200 square feet with two sections (four tables each, with divider), lighting, electrical, water and sanitary connections. For rental information click here.
The new Lions Park playground was voted as one of the best playgrounds in the Lower Mainland by readers of the Vancouver Sun. Featuring the iconic tractor tires from the original playground, the new play area is a lively, colourful place that encourages children to be physically active, play with others, and have fun.
The area includes:
- features to challenge and entertain both younger and older children, including a sandbox, climbing structures, swings, slide and zipline
- inclusive features for children of all abilities, including those with autism spectrum disorder, with vision, hearing and physical impairments, and other disorders
- a rubber surface made of recycled tires
- parent seating
It was the first City-owned playground to meet the requirements of the new Corporate Accessible Play Spaces Policy , which aims to make new play spaces and equipment on City properties safe and accessible for people of all abilities.
Although incremental improvements will continue to be made to Lion Park, the renovation completed in fall 2015 marks the build-out of the Lions Park Master Plan. Development of the Master Plan had involved extensive public consultation and established the future vision for the park.
Renovation of the park was needed due to aging park infrastructure and increasing demands due to growth in the downtown.
The park was first developed in the 1950s with the support of funding from the Port Coquitlam Lions. The 2007 Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan included plans to improve the park, and the City had been setting aside funds for this purpose.
Engineering & Public Works