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

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.

Centennial Square Improvement Plan

Status: Planning

Constructed in the mid-1960s, Centennial Square is the City of Victoria’s main civic, ceremonial and recreational plaza. It serves as a venue for a range of events and public gatherings. A key objective of the Centennial Square Improvement Plan is to create a more versatile and welcoming public space that can accommodate a diverse range of special events and programming. 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

Planning for the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre replacement project is underway. The goal is to ensure that this facility continues to meet the community’s social, health and wellness needs for years to come. Staff are preparing a report and recommendations that will be presented to Council in spring 2024.

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Gorge Marine Park 

Status: Under Construction

Gorge Marine Park is a public marine recreation area in the Selkirk Waters of the Gorge Waterway.  The Gorge Marine Park Improvement Project aims to build on the success of Banfield Park dock to further enhance public safety and recreational enjoyment in the Gorge Waterway. Currently, the marine park has a floating dock attached to the shoreline and an offshore floating swim platform. Gorge Marine Park has become a popular destination in the warmer months. In May 2023, Council directed staff to deliver the additional swimming infrastructure at the park.  
 
 

Digital rendering of dock expansion
Visualizing the future: architectural digital renderings showcase the planned expansion.
Digital rendering of dock expansion
Visualizing the future: architectural digital renderings showcase the planned expansion.
Digital rendering of dock expansion
Visualizing the future: architectural digital renderings showcase the planned expansion.
Digital rendering of dock expansion
Visualizing the future: architectural digital renderings showcase the planned expansion.
Digital rendering of dock expansion from a birds eye view
Visualizing the future: architectural digital renderings showcase the planned expansion.
Digital rendering of dock expansion
Visualizing the future: architectural digital renderings showcase the planned expansion.
Digital rendering of dock expansion
Visualizing the future: architectural digital renderings showcase the planned expansion.
A view down the gangplank to the dock at Banfield Park
This is an image of the existing dock at Banfield Park taken in June 2022
A view on the Banfield dock
This is an image of the existing dock at Banfield Park taken in June 2022