Greenways and Open Spaces
Find descriptions below for Esquimalt's greenways and open spaces. Find greenway locations on Esquimalt's Parks Map.
1. Rockcrest Park
This 1 hectare park is the smallest natural area in Esquimalt. Wildflowers such as camas and shooting star appear each spring nestled among Douglas fir trees and in a small Garry oak meadow.
Rockcrest is accessible by foot from Rockcrest Place or Highrock Avenue.
2. Phil Ross Park
A former undeveloped road allowance, Phil Ross Park was established in 1992.
This .2 hectare open space provides a winding path through a mature grove of Garry oak, Grand fir and Douglas fir. A pair of benches allows strollers to rest and enjoy the gently sloping terrain.
Phil Ross Park is accessible by foot from Old Esquimalt or Fernwood roads.
3. Wurtele Park
This .3 hectare neighbourhood open space boasts a small stand of arbutus and Garry oak above a natural, moss covered rock terrace.
Wurtele Park is accessible by foot from Wurtele Place or Lockley Road.
4. E & N Regional Trail
The E & N Trail, currently under development, will eventually travel from Vic West to the West Shore communities. It will be constructed along an active railroad, providing opportunities for walkers and cyclists to travel between communities.