Parks & Recreation


Our mission is to work in partnership with our residents, organizations and other municipalities, to develop a healthy and active community by ensuring access to recreation, parks, community development programs and services.

Tell us how we are doing... complete a client satisfaction survey at any time to let us know about your experience with our staff, programs and facilities. 

Township of Esquimalt Recreation facilities have some adjusted openings. Playgrounds are open with posted safety reminders. For related program and facility updates, please see our dedicated facility update page:

COVID-19 Facility, Park & Playground Updates


September 10, 2020
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Township of Esquimalt Recreation facilities have some adjusted openings. Playgrounds are open with posted safety reminders.  See the full list of Township COVID-19 updates Update September 10, 2020: Expanded Weight Room Hours Announced & New... Read More
September 2, 2020
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We are excited to be welcoming you back to the pool with our soft-reopening on September 15th and an expanded schedule beginning September 21st. Please carefully review our pool operating guidelines before reserving your space. Keep in mind: Our... Read More
August 31, 2020
Our fall recreation program schedule is very different this year as we continue with our gradual return to activities. Programs have been selected where physical distancing can be maintained. Classes are also scheduled to ensure spacing between... Read More
August 26, 2020
In a much-anticipated move to resume recreation services, the Township of Esquimalt is moving forward with reopening the aquatics facility at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre this September.  Recreation staff have used the past few months to make the... Read More
June 25, 2020
The phased re-opening of Township of Esquimalt recreation operations is continuing with select group fitness classes resuming on Monday, July 6. As with the weight room admissions, advanced reservation is required and participants are asked to... Read More
June 18, 2020
To maintain the safety of staff and clients, the Esquimalt Recreation Centre Wellness Centre (weight room) will be re-opening by reservation only. As staff and the community adapt to new operating protocols, a reservation system with the following... Read More