Members of the public are invited to vote for their preferred playground options for a new community adventure park to be located on Fraser Street next to the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Voting is available at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre and online (below) for the month of February.
The adventure park site plan includes a play area for children aged two to five and an additional area for children aged five to 16. Additional features include a splash pad/water park, a washroom/change room facility and a picnic area. Six playground concepts will be presented for the public to choose from.
Once the project budget has been approved, a tender will be released to solicit bids for park construction. Construction will begin after council awards the contract for general contracting and supply and construction of playground equipment. It is expected that construction will take approximately 6-8 months.
For more information, please contact:
Rick Daykin, Parks & Facilities Manager
Where will the Adventure Park be located?
Next to the Esquimalt Recreation Centre in the current location of the Esquimalt Teen Centre and vacant lot beside the Teen Centre (535 & 537 Fraser Street).
What will the Adventure Park include?
This destination park will include a play structure suitable for 2-5 year olds; a play structure suitable for 5-16 year olds; a splash pad/water park; washroom/change facility; picnic area; shaded zones.
What will happen to the Teen Centre?
The Teen Centre will be relocated to the downstairs multipurpose space at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. All Drop In Youth Programs will continue in this enhanced space.
What about other programs that were running in the Teen Centre?
Accommodations for all programs and rentals formerly taking place in the Teen Centre have been made.
When will construction start?
Upon budgetary approval construction will begin.
How long will construction take?
The estimated timeline for construction is 6-8 months.
What about parking?
Additional parking has been incorporated into the Esquimalt Village Project (EVP). For details on this project, click here.