Find the location of these fields and facilities on the Esquimalt Parks Map.
Bullen Park is currently OPEN for games & practices.
(updated Feb 28/2017 3:30pm)
Brodeur Field is currently OPEN for games & practices.
(updated Feb 28/2017 3:30pm)
Open Sports Field for Permit Holders
An "OPEN" sports field is available for current permit holders as designated by the Esquimalt Parks and Recreation Booking Clerk. However, when sports fields are designated open, pre-game field checks still must be completed by the referee and coaches to verify the safety and playability of the surface at that time. Fields that have become unsafe since the last inspection or are in a position to sustain significant surface damage should be "CLOSED" by the referee and or coaches.
It may be necessary to close the fields for play due to adverse weather conditions, unsafe playing conditions or field renovations in order to avoid injuries to players and to prevent major damage to turf.
During periods of potential inclement weather, generally November to March, when normal play may cause damage to fields, or compromise the safety of users, fields are inspected and reported upon as to the present conditions.
Field Inspection Procedure
Inspections occur weekly during the business week to determine field status. Parks staff report on conditions prior to 12:00 noon on Fridays. This status applies for the entire weekend until further inspections and reports to the website are updated.
Fields are closed to prevent situations that may lead to player injury and degradation of the field surfaces. Conditions that warrant field closures are:
- Standing water
- Frozen or snow covered field surface
- Excessive wear
- Excessive frost
- Weather forecasts stating inclement weather
Archie Browning Sports Centre
Choose from learn-to-skate programs, hockey schools and Junior B games, public skates to curling, lacrosse, rollerderby and broomball. The Archie Browning Sports Centre is well equipped for sporting and special events.
At two hectares, Bullen Field is large enough for a number of organized field sports such as softball, soccer and rugby. The entire field is also used for single special events that draw the community and neighbours from other parts of the Capital Region. Located at Lyall and Fraser Streets, between the Esquimalt Recreation Centre and the Archie Browning Sports Centre.
Esquimalt Teen Centre
The Esquimalt Teen Centre is located in a small house next to the Esquimalt Recreation Centre. Youth are welcome to participate in the drop-in and scheduled programs offered here. The Teen Centre can also be rented for birthday parties or special events.
The Lacrosse Box is used year round for team practices, lacrosse camps and competitions hosted by the Victoria Esquimalt Lacrosse Association's Minor division. It may also be reserved for outdoor hockey.
The Recreation Centre boasts state of the art wellness and aquatic centres, a gymnasium and numerous spaces for programs, activities and meetings. In addition to recreation activities and programs, you can choose from hundreds of year round community programs.
This sport field is shared with l’Ecole Victor Brodeur and can be accessed from Old Esquimalt Road or Head Street. It contains one baseball diamond, a soccer pitch, and a crushed rock walking path around the perimeter of the field. Parking is available off Head Street on weekdays after 6 p.m. or on weekends.
This 1.7 hectare ball park is home to the Esquimalt Little League Association. Complete with two little league ball diamonds, a batting cage, concession, washrooms and bleachers, it has hosted numerous seasons of Little League games and competitions.
A small playground developed in partnership with Saturn, the Esquimalt Lions, and the Township of Esquimalt draws families from the surrounding neighbourhood.