Normandy Park [PDF - 173 KB] is a small neighbourhood park attached to Commonwealth Place Park. It features a playground and asphalt pathways connecting to Saanich Commonwealth Place Recreation Centre.
Saanich Parks is replacing the playground at Normandy Park in 2021. The existing play equipment is from 2000 and is a priority for updating based on our playground criteria. The criteria assessments include age, condition, safety/design issues, accessibly, drainage and location.
New playground coming this summer!
We are planning for construction for the playground replacement to start early May and continue into late June. For the safety of park visitors, we will be closing the park during construction. Please follow Normandy Road to Elk Lake Drive to access Saanich Commonwealth Place Recreation Centre.
Playground concept plan
We asked the public to help us pick the new playground design for Normandy Park. Option B is the chosen play equipment for the new playground! It received 67% of the votes whereas Option A received 33% votes. Thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us which option they liked best.
The playground will feature a Treetops play structure with 3 slides and a We-Saw spring toy along with an Oodle saucer swing and a Topsy Turny spinner.
Additional playground improvements include a natural play trail over a grassy swale that leads to a sunken boat in sand, a widened asphalt pathway through the park to Saanich Commonwealth Place (SCP) with a looping secondary pathway around the new playground footprint, accessible engineered wood fibre safety surfacing, a ramp into the playground, park furniture, and tree planting.
Public participation for this project is now complete. Once a delivery date for the new equipment is available, we will post our construction start.
Public consultation for Normandy Park playground improvements
We accepted public input on potential playground ideas from January 5 to February 8, 2021. From March 15 to 26 people let us know which of two options created they liked best.