Parks Plans

The Colwood Parks & Recreation Master Plan will guide improvements to our parks over the next 10+ years. Recommendations of the plan will be reviewed and adjusted annually to explore new opportunities and prioritize investments that reflect the needs and desires of the community. Read the Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Parks Management Plans

The City is creating individual Parks Management Plans with input from residents, park users and other stakeholders. These plans will guide park specific decision making and amenity upgrades for park trails, connectivity, environmental conservation, and park maintenance.

Colwood Creek Park Management Plan

Ocean View Park Management Plan

Lookout Lake Park Management Plan

Latoria South Parks Plan

DRAFT Royal Beach Parks Plan

DRAFT Havenwood Park Management Plan Share your input now!

DRAFT Latoria Creek Park Management Plan Share your input now!


Parks and Trails

With over 50 parks and trails in the area ranging from neighbourhood green spaces to vast forested parks and trails, there are always opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

The City of Colwood takes great pride in our parks, which make our City beautiful, promote healthy living options and provide gathering spaces that foster a sense of community. Read about Parks Maintenance in Colwood and get to know our beautiful parks below.

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Applegate Trail

Applegate Trail runs behind Dressler Road from Wishart Road to the Painter Trail. It's a great connection for students walking from the Wishart area to Royal Bay Secondary, as well as to the North Ridge Trail that winds its way up to Metchosin... read more

Bee Creek

Bee Creek is a small stream in Colwood that flows into Esquimalt Lagoon.

Its flow begins as groundwater seepage at the base of a rock escarpment, on federal land leased by Royal Roads University. The stream flows through young forest and... read more

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Colwood Creek Park

Colwood Creek Park features wide open grassed areas great for picnics and outdoor play. There is a wonderful playground for the kids, including a spray park for cooling off on hot summer days, with a water fountain and washroom. A paved and... read more

Colwood Waterfront and Lagoon

The Colwood waterfront features miles of breathtaking ocean beachfront perfect for walks, beachcombing, sand castles and water play. Summer events with music and food make the beach in Colwood a wonderful gathering place for the community.

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Galloping Goose Regional Trail

Cycle, stroll, jog, in-line skate, walk the dog, push a stroller, even ride a horse along the Galloping Goose Trail. Formerly a railway line, the trail is a popular route for both commuting and recreation. It meanders through urban, rural and... read more

Havenwood Park

Havenwood Park is a beautiful 40 acre forested park with a network of well groomed hiking trails. In 2002, the City aquired Havenwood Park for the environmental benefit it provides in the heart of a growing community and for the recreation... read more

herm williams park pergolas green grass

Herm Williams Park

Herm Williams Park on Kelly Road has a lovely shaded playground surrounded by old growth trees and grassy play areas. In 2015, two large pergolas were added to the large level grassy area to provide a gathering place for small community events... read more

peaceful lagoon

Lagoon West Park

Lagoon West Park is a natural area that sits on the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon National Migratory Bird Sanctuary. 

It is known to be a culturally and archeologically significant site for Lekwungen speaking people of the... read more

Latoria Creek Park

Latoria Creek Park is a beautiful forest setting with the creek babbling along beside the trail. It features well groomed trails with several bridges crossing the creek and sections of wooden stairs, which make it a great place for a peaceful... read more

young girl paddling kayak on lookout lake

Lookout Lake Park

Lookout Lake is one of Colwood’s hidden gems. Perched up high on Triangle Mountain, it’s a local favourite for swimming, picnics, hikes and shoreline fishing.

It's also a lovely quiet spot for families who enjoy fishing. The lake is... read more

meadow park green at twilight surrounded by homes with the mountains in the distance

Meadow Park

Meadow Park in Royal Bay offers a children's natural play area, grassy picnic areas, a paved trail with two foot bridges crossing a landscaped rock stormwater channel, plus seating and lighting. 

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Murrays Pond Park

Murray's Pond Park is a peaceful natural area nestled in the woods near the back of the Royal Bay neighbourhood in Colwood, not far from Royal Bay Secondary School. It's one part of the extensive park improvements being implemented as part of the... read more

Ocean View Park

Ocean View Park is a favourite neighbourhood playground that has it all. Play structures, a basketball court, an open lawn area large enough for picnics and park games and well-groomed forested trails that are just long enough for any age to... read more

Outlook Park

Outlook Park is a nature park and trail between Delora Drive and Wishart Road. The trail meanders through the woods and rocky outcrops to a spectacular viewpoint just up from Delora Drive. A series of steps leads down from the lookout in either... read more

Perimeter Park

One of Colwood's most beautiful trails down to the oceanfront at Esquimalt Lagoon is the Perimeter Pathway. You will find it at the end of Gratton Road, which is a small street off Metchosin Road between Dunsmuir School and the Royal Bay... read more

Promenade Park

Wander along a network of well-groomed nature trails through this forested park in the heart of the upper Royal Bay neighbourhood. Get a birds eye view of Royal Bay, down to the ocean and across to the City of Victoria from the lookout platform... read more

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Royal Bay North Ridge Trail

The North Ridge Trail in Royal Bay connects the Painter Trail at Painter Road to Metchosin Road. The trail meanders through the trees and along the hillside behind Cotlow Road toward the height of Metchosin Road offering spectacular views across... read more

the lower royal beach park and seacan with painted octopus

Royal Beach Park

Visit the Royal Beach Park in Colwood for its oceanside playground, Olympic sized volleyball courts, spectacular ocean views, and access to the public waterfront that connects to Esquimalt Lagoon and Albert Head Lagoon.

You'll find the... read more

Royal Roads Forest

The vast forested grounds surrounding Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University run all the way from Colwood's city centre to Lagoon Road and reach from Esquimalt Lagoon up to Sooke Road. There are dozens of paths and trails that meander through... read more

West Shore Parks & Recreation

West Shore Parks and Recreation offers an outstanding variety of recreation and leisure opportunities, including a swimming pool, exercise facilities, ice rinks, a golf course, playing fields,... read more

WildPlay Element Park

WildPlay Element Parks in Colwood is the Westshore’s only tree-to-tree adventure course, providing a new way to experience the natural beauty of Colwood.

Zip, crawl, scramble, and climb through the Douglas fir canopy of the adventure ... read more