Park Uses

Saanich Parks are for Everyone

Parks are used for many things, from recreation and sports to relaxation and enjoying nature. Have a picnic, play sports, use the playground, watch nature – just a few of the things you can do in our parks!

Bench and Ocean View from McMorran Park

Some basic rules

Let’s make sure everyone can enjoy our parks.

  • If you play games and sports make sure you are not in the way of other park users.
  • Park only in approved areas.
  • Keep noise levels down. Music or loudspeaker use is okay as long as those around you are okay with it!
  • Keep dogs under control and clean up after your pet. Learn more about dogs in parks.
  • No fires in parks or on beaches.
  • You can use portable gas BBQs with adult supervision. No charcoal or briquettes.
  • No alcohol, smoking, vaping or marijuana use.

If you have a park permit, the park is still open for general use. If someone else is using the area you have booked, please nicely let them know you have a permit and ask that they move.

Respect nature

  • Stick to formal trails.
  • Pack it in, pack it out. Please take all garbage, recycling or compostable materials with you.
  • Please do not pick or eat plants or flowers.
  • Leave trees alone.
  • Enjoy wildlife from a distance.
  • No smoking, vaping or use of cannabis products.
  • Colquitz River - for the sake of the wildlife, please stay out!