Rutledge Park - Possible Splash Pad and Washroom Building

In June of 2016, the District of Saanich applied for a Canada 150 Infrastructure Program grant for this community project. In October we received word that our application was unsuccessful in obtaining the requested funds.

In order to meet the community desire for these new park amenities, staff are currently exploring alternate strategies to fund both the washroom building and a splash pad for Rutledge Park. 

Public Engagement Events Held

On May 25, 2016, Parks hosted an open house at Rutledge Park to continue the conversation about the proposed water play feature and washroom building.

Open House Presentation Panels

Preliminary Concept Plan [PDF - 2.6 MB]

Online Public Survey Results [PDF - 1.6 MB]

School Polling Images [PDF - 838 KB]

School Image Polling Results [PDF - 1.8 MB]

Splash Pad and Washroom Building Sample Images [PDF - 1.9 MB]

Splash Pad and Washroom Building Location Options [PDF - 976 KB]

Our past community engagement activities for this project...

We asked to hear from you using a short online survey.

From June 2015 through to May 2016, our survey asked for feedback about a potential water play feature and washroom building for Rutledge Park. We collected valuable information from our community. This survey is now complete and listed below are some key highlights:

  • Nearly 300 respondents took the survey
  • 75% of the respondents live within a 15 minute walk of the park
  • 48% of park visitors come for the playground
  • 85% of survey respondents support a water play feature at the park
  • 89% of survey respondents support a small washroom building at the park

Your thoughtful input assisted us to understand the needs of Rutledge Park users.

Information Night – June 4, 2015

Saanich Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association hosted a community conversation for those interested in a water play feature and washrooms at Rutledge Park June 2015 at Cloverdale Traditional School.

Parks planning staff gave two presentations during the event, each of which was followed by question and answer sessions.

Click here [PDF - 6.5 MB] for a PDF version of the presentation.

Questions or Comments?

Contact us at 250-475-5522 or parks@saanich.ca