Ambassador Park Trail Improvements
Cadboro-Gyro Park Washroom Building Roof Replacement
Glanford Park Trails
Gorge Rd W Parking Area
Hampton Park Tennis Courts
Mount Douglas Park Trail Work
Playfair Park Garry Oak Wildflower Meadow Trail Formalization
Improvements to the Ambassador Park [PDF - 151 KB] trail system are coming this spring. New pathways will connect the two sides of the park and improve access during the wetter months.
The roof on the washroom building at Cadboro-Gyro Park had worn out and was leaking. Check out the new metal roof that will last for decades - can even help with snow collection! Work was completed March 2018.
Enjoy two new gravel trails in Glanford Park [PDF - 139 KB] - this trail work came from the approved concept plan [PDF - 4.7 MB]. These trails connect the asphalt parking lot on Kenneth Avenue to the gravel parking lot along Agnes Street and tie into the main park pathway. Additional park improvements include tree planting along the trails and a new seating area where the pathways connect to the existing park pathway.
The parking area along the Gorge Waterway Park near Austin was recently repaired. Check out the new spaces, including one designated accessible parking stall!
Our team is trying to mitigate trail erosion on the Glendenning, Harrop and South Ridge trails. Check out the new stairs and trail work on South Ridge and Harrop! We ask parks visitors to always use the formal park trails in Mount Douglas Park to help protect this natural area. We do have equipment accessing these trails and ask park users to use caution in the work areas. Please stay on the designated trails to help reduce erosion in the park.
The Hampton Park [PDF - 122 KB] tennis courts are getting a refresh! Temporary lines on the concrete are ready to enable both tennis and pickleball court play. The new acrylic surface will be ready come spring, so for now, play is good to go on the bare cement surface.
We also will be installing new pathways around the park to make the trek from the lower to upper soccer fields a bit easier! Check out where other courts are should you need to play elsewhere during construction.
Besides being famous for its beautiful Rhododendron and Azalea collections, Playfair Park is becoming famous for its restored Garry Oak wildflower meadow. The lead Pulling Together volunteer for the park has done tremendous work over the past few years tending the meadow and has coaxed the wildflowers back by removing the invasive plants that had taken over. In the next weeks, the meadow will be ablaze with Camas interspersed with fawn lilies and shooting stars along with a red listed plant species. With the wildflowers coming back in full force, the meadow has become a favourite spot for photos and walks. In response to the increased interest in the restoration area, Parks is formalizing a couple of trails through the restoration area to allow visitors to enjoy the meadow up close and contain environmental damage. We will work carefully to protect the wildflower meadow during this project.