Playfair Park

Rhododendrons in bloom at Playfair Park
Playfair Park is one of our best kept secrets. This park boasts a large grove of mature rhododendrons and azaleas with a Garry Oak meadow and a 300-foot perennial border. These beautiful displays are most impressive in the spring when the rhododendrons and azaleas start to bloom.

Other park features include:  

  • Walking trails throughout the park and gardens
  • Playground
  • Garry Oak ecosystem restoration site
  • Seasonal washrooms open May 1 to October 30
  • Picnic areas
  • Open green space

You can access this secluded park from Rock Street and at the end of Cumberland Road. The main parking lot is located off Rock Street.

  • Park size: 3.71 ha
  • Classification: Community Park
  • Local Area: Quadra

Rhododendron and Azalea Garden

Experience the stunning show of the rhododendron and azalea garden in May. Some of these plants are more than 50 years old.

Garry Oak Meadow

Playfair Garry Oak MeadowVisit the Garry oak meadow in spring. You’ll see a spectacular display of camas, shooting stars and other native plants. This meadow is one of the many restoration sites of the Garry Oak Restoration Project and is stewarded by dedicated volunteers.  

Please keep to the pathway and keep dogs leashed in this location.

Path through Garry Oak Meadow in Playfair Park

Pets in Parks

Pet owners, please keep effective control of your dog or keep it on a leash. This helps ensure a safe area for everyone. Please pick up after your pet and put it on a leash within 10 metres of the playground.