THIS IS AN OUTDOORS MEETING.
Blakeburn Lagoons Park opened on April 28, 2018. It is a peaceful oasis where people can go to commune with nature and experience a functioning wildlife habitat. The 11-hectare (27-acre) park in northeast Port Coquitlam was formerly the site of two waste settling ponds, and was redeveloped in 2017 and early 2018.
During the planning stage, several BMN members provided input to the City and the engineering consultant regarding suitable habitats, including native plants, to attract and support a variety of birds, insects, reptiles and mammals.
The park is easily accessible by everyone. The 1.6 kilometers of looped walking trails are flat crushed gravel pathways. People with strollers or walkers can easily navigate the pathways.
A representative from ISL Engineering and Land Services, the consulting company that designed and developed the new park, will be providing us with a guided walking tour. Andrew Robertson, ISL Landscape Architecture Manager, will explain how the park was designed to feature several nature habitats.
The meeting location is at the park’s main entrance located on Elbow Place. Street parking is available on Elbow Place but it is limited. An alternative parking location is at the Blakeburn Elementary School, which is adjacent to the park (it’s about 200 meters to walk from the school to the park). The school’s parking lot can be accessed from Riverside Drive. We will meet rain or shine. Click here to view Google Map.
NOTE: There will be the opportunity to do bat watching at the park after 9:00 pm.
If you would like to learn about the park’s development, but may be unable to attend the meeting, you will want to view the video of the park development provided by the City of Port Coquitlam, and take a look at the attached Blakeburn Lagoons Park Background document.
The City of Port Coquitlam was the winner of the 2018 national award for 2018 sustainable communities from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.