Township of Esquimalt Recreation facilities have some adjusted openings. Playgrounds are open with posted safety reminders. The popular splash pad at the Esquimalt Adventure Park will remain dry until later this summer. For related park, program and facility updates, please see our dedicated facility update page:

COVID-19 Facility, Park & Playground Updates


  • Esquimalt Municipal Playgrounds Re-open (after closing in response to COVID-19 Pandemic), read the full release here.
  • For weddings in parks, please review the related operating guidelines and details that must accompany your booking request here.
  • For playing field status, please click here.
  • Hither Green Playground - Community Consultation. Click here to learn more.
  • Community Garden at Anderson Park Expansion. Click here to learn more. 
ParkDate(s) AffectedNotice 
Macaulay Point Park Parking Lot + Boat LaunchNov 30thParking lot and boat launch CLOSED from 6 AM - 11 AM.  Park remains open, alternative parking on residential streets or at Saxe Point park during this time
Esquimalt's Gorge ParkJuly 2020-August 2021

Construction of a new community facility to occur September 15 2020-January 2022 (estimated, subject to change).  Limited parking available at Sioux Pl during the construction period.

As timelines are established and more information is available, notices will be updated and in-park signage will be posted. 

Macaulay PointSeptember 30 – December 

Part of the waterfront pathway at Macaulay Point will be closed for construction. (Mcloughlin WWTP 

Macaulay Point ParkNovember 26-Decenber 3

Gravel pathway will be upgraded with additional surfacing effective Thursday Nov. 26.
Work will continue on business days only into early next week.  There will be a pedestrian pathway detours set up to allow the work to continue safely. 
The initial layer of gravels were placed for pathway stability and drainage purposes.  The second layer of finer gravels will provide a more compacted surface to walk or roll on.  This pathway is provided for pedestrians only and bikes are not allowed.

Click the map below to view park amenities, including which have washrooms, playgrounds, dog on leash, no dogs allowed, etc. features. Enjoy your experience in Esquimalt Parks!
Esquimalt Parks Map


Click here to see updates on the status of our playing fields.

Link to profiles for Esquimalt's: