Help Name New Burke Mountain Park

In a partnership with Wesbild, the City of Coquitlam is developing a 4.4 acre park site to be located on the 3000 block of Highland Drivewithin the Upper Hyde Creek neighbourhood of Burke Mountain.  Coquitlam is now looking for community assistance in determining the new park’s name.

This new park is planned to include a Super 8 size Sports Field, Sports Court, permanent home for the Community Garden and open space.  To help create this park, Wesbild donated 1.4 acres of land to the City, is paying for 50% of the park and road improvements along with managing the design and construction of the park with no cost to the City of Coquitlam.

3000 Highland Drive Park Design

The City of Coquitlam’s aim is to select a name that celebrates the historical and environmental site significance of the property, to both the neighbourhood and the city.  The park property was originally owned by the Hoigaard family, Burke Mountain pioneers that operated an equestrian academy on this former ranch site.

Name options from the City of Coquitlam include;

  • Burke Mountain Pioneer Park (recognizing the original owners of the park site and the role of pioneers in the community)
  • Hoigaard Park (recognizing the Hoigaard family, Coquitlam pioneers and the original owners of the site)
  • West Hyde Park (recognizing nearby Hyde Creek and the neighbourhood)
  • Burke Farmstead Park (recognizing the original pioneer farmsteads in the area)
  • Burke Mountain Paddock Park (recognizing the area and equestrian history of the property)

The City of Coquitlam’s aim is to select a name that celebrates the historical and environmental site significance of the property, to both the neighbourhood and the city.  Coquitlam residents have until April 13 to rank the five potential names in an opinion poll at coquitlam.ca/newpark. Updates on this and other park projects can be found on coquitlam.ca/parkprojects.

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