A sense of community is always a positive when looking at what city you want to settle in. Besides a great selection of condos, townhouses and homes all available at an affordable price, the city of Port Coquitlam sees the importance and has a vision to expand and provide its residents with a wide variety of activities and courses offered through its community centres. Here is a description of the existing community centres in the city and a detailed look at the city’s vision of its new community centres.
Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex
The largest community centre in the city is the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex. It is located on Wilson Avenue and was renovated and expanded in 1999. The amenities offered in the complex include two ice arenas, a meeting room, a large multipurpose room, a youth centre as well as a food concession and the Wilson Centre. For a schedule for public skating, admission and rental rates as well as arena and room rentals, please visit the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex.
The Wilson Center
The Wilson Centre is a centre that is dedicated to activities and courses for those who are over the age of 50 and provides a second home for many of its community members. It is a friendly and welcoming place for all members of the community and offers free parking to help accommodate its members. It also has food services available. For more information about what activities are offered or what fitness and recreational opportunities are available visit the Wilson Centre website.
Offside Youth Centre
Besides the Wilson Centre, the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex also houses the Offside Youth Centre. This centre is designed to provide youth with opportunities for positive engagement and looks to build relationships based on trust and respect. There are a multitude of programs and volunteer opportunities offered through the Offside Youth Centre.
Hyde Creek Recreation
The Hyde Creek Recreation Centre borders the Traboulay PoCo Trail and is nestled in the trees of this nature reserve. The Hyde Creek Recreation Centre provides the city with over 55 000 square feet of the latest in recreation facilities, opportunities and services. It has been completely renovated and offers a great aquatic complex that houses a lap pool, a leisure pool, a water slide as well as a sauna, hot tub and steam room. Besides the state of the art aquatic complex, the centre provides racquetball and squash courts, a gymnasium, various dance and aerobic studios and a weight and fitness room that is equipped with the latest machines. For more information about schedules or admission fees, please visit Hyde Creek Recreation‘s website.
The Hyde Away Youth Centre is also located within the complex. The youth centre offers similar programs and has the same opportunities that are available at the Offside Youth Centre.
Port Coquitlam Community Recreation Complex Project
Because of its natural beauty, city vision and a great selection of affordable housing options, Port Coquitlam is growing at a rapid pace. The city is aware and excited about this growth and is keeping pace by providing a new community centre project. The project provides the city with a planned community centre that will be built between Mary Hill Road and Kingsway Avenue.
Ventana Construction will be responsible for building the community centre on 15 acres of city owned land over the next few years. The project is still in the early stages of planning, but it will include commercial space, an aquatic centre, ice rinks, and a wide variety of fitness and multipurpose space. The overall vision for the space is to provide a place for residents to gather and socialize as well as participate in a wide variety of services and activities.
As Port Coquitlam continues to grow, so will its community centre opportunities. The city has a great vision and is working hard to provide its residents with a wide choice of activities and services in its pre-existing community centres while also seeing a need and addressing that need to expand these services and activities. Port Coquitlam is a very visionary city when it comes to providing residents with community opportunities.
This vision, as well as great neighbourhoods, new condominium developments and affordable housing prices make Port Coquitlam a great place to call home. If you would like more information about the community centres of the city or to see some of the exciting new housing opportunities available, please contact me. I would love to show you why so many have already called Port Coquitlam home!