Work starts next week on Blakeburn Lagoons Park in Port Coquitlam

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Construction to convert two decommissioned sanitary ponds into an ecologically restored public park in Port Coquitlam will get underway next week.

Janis Cleugh / Tri City News

Construction to convert two decommissioned sanitary ponds into an ecologically restored public park in Port Coquitlam will get underway next week.

The two former waste settling ponds, which closed nearly 40 years ago, will be reshaped and the area will include viewing platforms, walking trails, a picnic area and a wildlife habitat island.

Work on the new Blakeburn Lagoons Park — located east of Blakeburn elementary — will transform the 27 acres owned by the city by November.

In 2015, the city received a $1.9-million grant from the federal and provincial governments to allow the municipality to proceed with the $3-million rehabilitation project.

Starting the week of March 27, city contractors will be on site from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily as well as some Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


 

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