The centre of Town Centre Park has a new addition: table tennis.
The City of Coquitlam unveiled the new outdoor equipment last Friday, when Mayor Richard Stewart played a few hands.
"Coquitlam's two new outdoor ping-pong tables will provide an exciting opportunity for inter-generational physical activity for people of all backgrounds and cultures," Stewart said in a press release.
"These tables have the added benefit of stimulating positive social interaction among park visitors."
Sitting in a prime location close to the playground, concession and stadium, the tables were donated by Wesbild Holdings Ltd., with the goal of providing "a new option for families and people of all ages to play together."
The tables may be used by seasoned ping-ponging veterans and amateur table tennis players alike, just as community tennis courts operate.
Coquitlam is actively seeking to be at the lead of the "fast growing movement" toward informal and non-traditional outdoor sporting activities. The donation by Wesbild is part of a larger contribution network called Coquitlam's Park Gift Program, where the city's aim is to, through the donations, provide equipment to "increase participation in an active and healthy lifestyle."
Those interested in making a contribution may call 6049276226, or visit the city online at www.coquitlam.ca.
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