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 and activities.

The park is dedicated to Hermon Williams - a Colwood pioneer who first purchased his home here in 1939. He was a community-minded businessesman who has been described as a 'bigger than life, hard-working family patriarch".

The Williams owned a large mink farm that spanned 20 acres between Wishart Road and Hatley Park at Royal Roads - a significant area. Herm was a farmer at heart, who also volunteered as a Colwood firefighter, was a successful real estate agent and a singer with the Orion Club. When Colwood's first Council was sworn in at the Juan de Fuca arena in 1985, Herm Williams sang O Canada - no microphone required.

Herm Williams grandson, Russ Cameron, was Colwood's longest serving Fire Chief, having provided nearly 35 years of outstanding service to our community when he retired in October 2013.

Accessibility Rules: 

Fully accessible.

Dog Information: 
Dogs are not permitted in City playgrounds.

Kelly Road

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