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
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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.