Project Update - October 2020
Saanich Parks and the community finalized a Concept Plan for McMinn Park in 2017. It is being built in two phases:
- Phase 1, consisting of a new playground, sport court, pickle ball court, pathways, furniture and tree planting is complete. We’ve also installed an ‘Around the Nine’ Disk Golf course.
- Phase 2, consisting of a small bike skills area and a small public washroom building.
We had some delays between contractor schedules and COVID-19. You may now notice a large pile of dirt in the park! This dirt is a special blend of soil and clay to help create the bike skills area. It will be stored in the park until next spring when, fingers crossed, work will finally begin on the bike skills portion! Details to come closer to the actual construction start date. For now, please leave the pile of dirt alone ;)
The dirt is off to the side of the bike skills area so it won’t be in the way of the construction. The site is to the west of the pile closer to the trees at the edge of the wooded area.
The new washroom building will be close to the playground just to the north with installation set for 2021.
We hope to start construction of the bike pump track in late April or early May as soon as the site is dry.
Proposed bike skills concept
Contact Saanich Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-475-5522 for more information.
Disc Golf Pilot Project
Saanich Parks is partnering with Recreation to try a disc golf pilot project. Disc golf is becoming increasingly popular and we are trying a temporary installation in the newly upgraded McMinn Park. We installed one disc golf basket located in the main field area to play the game ‘Around the Nine’. Nine numbered concrete pads are installed at increasingly difficult distances from the basket in a circular pattern. Play alone or with a group of friends!