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. 

Due to high call volumes we may not be able to get to all calls as fast as we used to.  During expected registrations and busier times, we increase staffing to help allievate long wait times.  Your patience is appreciated as we navigate through these challenges. 

For up to date program and facility updates, please see our dedicated facility update page:

COVID-19 Facility, Park & Playground Updates


November 25, 2020
As per the recent announcement from BC Public Health the following changes are effective immediately: masks are mandatory in all indoor shared spaces, including fitness centre and arena at all times except when working out. all group fitness... Read More
November 20, 2020
In accordance with the recent announcement and new orders by the BC Public Health Officer, we have some immediate changes to our current services: Masks are required for all persons over the age of 2 in our indoor public common areas such as lobbies... Read More
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
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