Allenby Park - Playground and Sport Court Refresh

Allenby Park [PDF - 179 KB] is a neighbourhood park located in south Saanich near the municipal border of Oak Bay. It features a playground, a sportcourt (with half basketball and half hockey), pathways, and a baseball field and building that is home to Carnarvon/Allenby Baseball Association.

Allenby Park before playground replacement project starts in 2021Saanich Parks is planning to replace the playground and sportcourt at Allenby Park in 2021. The existing play equipment is from 2001 and is a priority for updating based on our playground criteria. The criteria assessments include age, condition, safety/design issues, accessibly, drainage and location.

Playground concept plan

Check out the preliminary playground design for you to review! Let us know what you think about the proposed nature-inspired Robinia play equipment. Send your feedback to parks@saanich.ca by May 31, 2021.

Here is the key overview of the playground concept. Check out different angles of the site. [PDF - 2 MB]

Additional playground improvements include a sand area with a mushroom table and natural logs and boulders to the hillside slide. A widened asphalt pathway will loop around the new playground footprint with new park furniture, and additional tree planting. We will slightly enlarge the sportcourt to allow basketball hoops and hockey nets at either ends of the court.

A balanced approach was taken for the playground design but there are budgetary limitations to the project.

Thank you to everyone who provided comments on what they’d like to see at Allenby Park.

We will take public feedback on the initial design until May 31, 2021. Send your thoughts to parks@saanich.ca.

Construction should begin late summer.