As an outcome of the recent Parks & Recreation Master Plan process, we are developing Park Management Plans starting with Colwood Creek Park, Lookout Lake Park, and Ocean View Park. This long-term strategic document will help guide future park infrastructure upgrades, environmental considerations, and recreational use.
To help build these plans we need your input.
Visit LetsTalkColwood.ca/OurParks and follow the project to stay up to date. Phase one of the project is wrapping up and phase two will begin in late August. Watch for the upcoming Draft Park Management Plans and additional engagement including an online questionnaire, a community workshop, and additional outreach.
We hosted a walk in the park at Oceanview, Lookout Lake, and Colwood Creek Parks with Gord + Gord, Colwood Parks Foreman Gord Beauvillier and Councillor Gordie Logan. Both Gords heard about your experience of our local parks, answered questions, shared information and talked about what the future holds for parks and trails in Colwood as outlined in the City's new Parks & Recreation Master Plan. Click to see what we heard at each Park Walk.
The City of Colwood's first Parks & Recreation Master Plan (PRMP) was adopted in April 2021. This plan will guide improvements to our parks over the next 10+ years by providing overall direction and guidance for managing parks and recreation resources, infrastructure, and investment. The PRMP is a strategic document that does not undertake detailed planning for each park or facility, but rather. provides recommendations for the entire parks and recreation system. This plan is intended to be a living document that grows with the community. 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.
The following six guiding principles support realization of the vision by providing a framework and specific goals for policies and actions. The guiding principles act as a 'checklist' for proposed improvements; if a proposed project meets these principles, it will support the vision and intent for the City of Colwood Parks and Recreation system.
- Celebrate Our Natural Character
- Strengthen Our Connectivity
- Protect + Enhance Our Environment
- Encourage Our Community Health + Wellness
- Nurture Our Partnerships
- Promote Accessibility + Inclusiveness
Click to view the full Parks & Recreation Master Plan
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.