Major Projects

The City of Victoria is continually working to improve parks, trails, and recreation facilities, designing and maintaining them to meet current and future community needs. Park improvement projects range in scale from individual playground replacements to small neighbourhood park renewals to large, complex park and recreation projects that occur over multiple years. Public engagement completed before any work begins informs the planning and design of these projects by helping identify community needs and interests.

Current Parks Improvements

Stadacona Park Playground

Satus: Complete

The new playground at Stadacona Park is a celebration of fun and inclusivity for kids of all ages and abilities. The design was developed with community input to provide fun and engaging play experiences for all ages and abilities for years to come. The playground opened on October 28, 2023 with a community celebration. 

Learn more about the Stadacona Park Playground Replacement

sč̓əmaθən | Peter Pollen Waterfront Park

Status: Planning

This expanded three-acre park is undergoing development following the remediation of contaminated soil completed in partnership with Transport Canada. The City is currently engaging with the Lekwungen to inform the final concept.

Learn more about sč̓əmaθən | Peter Pollen Waterfront Park here.

Topaz Park 

Status: Under Construction

The City is implementing the 10-year Topaz Park Improvement Plan. This plan was approved by Council in June 2018 following extensive community engagement. Read the Topaz Park Improvement Plan [PDF/6.4MB].

Centennial Square Improvement Plan

Status: Planning

The proposed redesign for Centennial Square will be carried out in phases. A draft concept of Phase 1 improvements was approved by Council in June 2023.  More details about the project's timeline and phases will be available as the final design plans are created.

Please check this page for future updates.

Crystal Pool Replacement Project

Status: Planning

The Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre Replacement Project has a goal of ensuring that this infrastructure meets the community’s social, health and wellness, and environmental objectives over the long term. Staff are working to develop an updated scope, timeline and budget to begin the next phase of this project.

Please check this page for future updates.