Work in Progress
Park users can now enjoy an accessible parking spot at the Glendenning Trail parking area.
Coming soon will be an accessible parking stall at the Churchill Drive parking area.
Speed limit signs are posted along Churchill Drive.
Mount Douglas Park is the largest natural park in Saanich. The main objective of the access study was to undertake a comprehensive look at options for improving community access to key trails and facilities in Mount Douglas Park. Key modes of access include cycling, pedestrian, transit and vehicle. The access study is not a park management plan, concept plan or master plan for the park.
The summary report [PDF - 4.2 MB] contains 25 recommendations developed following an extensive consultation process. This includes the establishment of a stakeholders project advisory team, survey data from more than 700 total participants, a public open house, feedback from three Council Advisory Committees and a detailed access study conducted during the busy summer months. Learn more in the report:
- Report to Mayor and Council [PDF - 223 KB]
- Mount Douglas Park Access Study 2016 - Summary Report [PDF - 4.2 MB]
- Appendix 8.1 - Existing Parking Inventory [PDF - 3 MB]
- Appendix 8.2 - Map of Access Points and Trail Difficulty Rating [PDF - 3 MB]
- Appendix 8.3 - Urban Systems Research and Report [PDF - 5 MB]
- Appendix 8.4 - Project Advisory Team Meeting Agendas and Minutes [PDF - 2.3 MB]
- Appendix 8.5 - Results of the Online Public Survey [PDF - 460 KB]
- Appendix 8.6 - Open House Presentation Panels [PDF - 7.7 MB]
- Appendix 8.7 - Results and Comments from the Open House [PDF - 199 KB]
- Mount Douglas Park Disability Parking Report [PDF - 186 KB]
At the request of Saanich Council, staff are working with park stakeholders and the public to prepare a report outlining options to address access to Mount Douglas Park while retaining the ambience of the park and its entrances.
We will develop an access map and plan for the park and surrounding neighbourhood that will look at options for park visitors and will include transportation alternatives (i.e., cycling, transit and walking).
Currently, we have established a Project Advisory Team made up of members of the public and various community groups that regularly use Mount Douglas Park. We have also hired the local office of Urban Systems to help guide the process and develop recommendations for the park.