Facility & Park Rentals

Notice: COVID-19 Risk Assessment & Response Plan Requirement

All user groups are required to submit a Risk Assessment & Response Plan Form for approval before any activities will be conducted during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Users are encouraged to review the Safe Use of Facilities & Participation in Recreation Programs page and facility occupancy limits before completing this form. 

Facility Booking Process during COVID-19 Pandemic:

Step 1: Complete and submit a Risk Assessment & Response Plan Form for approval

  • Allow 2-3 weeks for review, adaptations and approval of your plan

Step 2: After approval of your COVID-19 Risk Assessment & Response Plan is received, proceed with your booking with Facility Bookings.

  • Allow 1 week for your rental agreement to be finalized, pending coordinating activity allocations with multiple user-groups. 

Note: as this situation is continually evolving and, as a Province, we move into new phases of the Restart BC Plan, we anticipate timelines will be expedited. Your continued patience as we navigate these unprecedented times is appreciated. 


The Township of Esquimalt has a number of facilities to meet the needs of a variety of groups including: meeting rooms, arenas, sports fields, park spaces and picnic areas available for rent. 

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How to Book

Please review Safe Use of Facilities & Participation in Recreation Programs page and facility occupancy limits before completing this process. Please call 250.412.8525 or complete a facility booking request form. Please allow two business days for an initial response. 

Seasonal rentals are available for all facilities. Please note facility allocation deadlines for seasonal rentals are:

  • Ice Rentals: May 1 for the following September to March Season
  • Sport Field Rentals: February 15 for the following April to September Season
  • Room and Other Seasonal/Annual Rentals: Ongoing


Children's Birthday Parties

Birthday Party bookings are  not currently available due to COVID 19 restrictions.  Please see the facility updates page for current offerings and restrictions.


Wedding Ceremonies

 

NOTE: COVID Operating Requirements for Wedding Rentals - For weddings in parks, please review the related operating guidelines and details that must accompany your booking request here.

Esquimalt Parks offer a stunning location for your special day. Book up to two years in advance, please submit your request by email, and note the following:

  • Weddings are allocated on a 2-hour minimum at a rate of $45/hour.
  • Insurance required for your event. Insurance through us is available for weddings (insurance rates: 1-25 people: $10; 26-100 people: $25; 101+: $50). Some parties may already have their own insurance which is why this is not immediately included in the park rental fee.  With taxes, the rental & insurance fee (based on a two hours booking) is $119.50. 
  • Payment is required at time of booking. 
  • Payment can be made through Facility Bookings or our reception team after your contract is set up. Our reception team is able to assist with payment 5:30am-10:30pm seven days a week at 250.412.8500 or in person at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, located at 527 Fraser Street. 
  • The booking includes space/section reservation within the park only and insurance, if purchased through us. Equipment, i.e. tables and chairs are not included. Note: depending on the area you select within the park, there is usually a picnic table nearby which works well for the signing of documents.
  • If you would like a tent or arbour they must be weighted and not staked into the ground as there are underground sprinklers throughout the parks.
  • All tables, chairs, tents and arbours must be approved.
  • The general public is always welcome in the parks.
  • Parking is limited.
  • Cancellations require 1-month notice to receive a full refund. 
  • Depending on the size and scope of your wedding, a special event permit may not be required. Click here to review and complete the special event permit. 

**Esquimalt Gorge Park is currently under construction and is unavailable for bookings until completion (anticipated Fall 2021)**


Group Picnics

Esquimalt Parks and Recreation is pleased to offer 3 waterfront park desinations perfect for group bookings and events.  Saxe Point Park, Macaulay Point Park and Esquimalt Gorge Parks are the jewels of the Township and are ideal spots for picnics and group bookings

Please be advised that group picnic bookings are currently unavailble during COVID 19.

**Esquimalt Gorge Park is currently under construction and is unavailable for bookings until completion (anticipated Fall 2021)**


Contact

Chris Milan, Facility Bookings

Tel: 250.412.8525