Esquimalt's Freeman Ken Hill Park Official Opening Ceremony on October 1st

September 20, 2011

The Township of Esquimalt will be holding an official opening of Freeman Ken Hill Park on Saturday October 1st at 11:00 a.m

What:   Esquimalt’s Freeman Ken Hill Park official opening ceremony and plaque unveiling

When: Saturday October 1st 11:00 a.m.

Where: Freeman Ken Hill Park, located at the corner of Lyall and Grafton Streets in Esquimalt

Mayor Barbara Desjardins will be in attendance at the event to unveil the plaque. “This is a welcome addition to our parklands in the municipality,” said Mayor Desjardins. “It is a place where all community members, from small children to seniors, can gather for inspiration and relaxation. It is also a fitting way to recognize and remember one of our community’s leading citizens.”

The event will celebrate the community spirit of former mayor, avid volunteer and Esquimalt resident Ken Hill. Ken Hill served as an alderman in Esquimalt for 16 years and as Mayor for a further eight years. Among his many contributions to the community, he was instrumental in establishing the Esquimalt Library and, through his work on the Provincial Capital Commission, the development of the West Song Walkway between Esquimalt and Victoria.

Freeman Ken Hill Park is located on a rocky outcrop overlooking Esquimalt Harbour, and features a picnic area with benches, table, and gazebo; native plantings; retained Garry Oak trees; a walkway and children’s climbing rock. The park is one-third of a hectare in size, adding to the 41.2 hectares designated as parkland in the Township.

Light food and refreshments will be served at the event.


For more information, please contact:
Jeff Byron, Manager of Recreation Services
Tel: 250-412-8517