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 lighted trail meanders through the park and over a foot bridge that crosses Colwood Creek.

Colwood Creek Park Management Plan

Following the adoption of the Colwood Parks Management Plan, the City has begun 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. A Park Management Plan was recently completed for Colwood Creek Park as a long-term strategic document will help guide future park infrastructure, upgrades, environmental considerations, and recreational use. Click here to view the plan

About Colwood Creek

Colwood Creek Park is named for the creek that meanders through the park, crossed by a foot bridge that connects the two large, level park areas on either side of the creek. Each summer, the Colwood Parks team works with the Ministry of Environment to maintain the health of the creek by removing garbage, debris and invasive plants.

The Colwood Creek watershed includes rocky hills, lush forested land, lakes, wetlands, residential, and urban areas. The creek begins at Humpback Reservoir, and flows eastward through forested land to Glen Lake, then southeast through residential areas and Colwood Creek Park, before crossing under the Veterans’ Memorial Parkway. It then turns north and parallels the Parkway along the east side, until it reaches the the Royal Colwood Golf Club and Colwood Lake. From there the stream flows under Sooke Road, south through the Royal Roads University grounds, and discharges into Esquimalt Lagoon.

The lower portion of the creek in Royal Roads is surrounded by some of the last remaining old-growth forest in the region. Ecosystems present within the watershed include Coastal Douglas Fir forest,Garry Oak meadows, lakes, wetlands, riparian zones, and an estuary.

Accessibility Rules: 

This park is fully accessible


access via Brittany Drive, Sunridge Valley Drive or Cecil Blog Drive

Available Amenities