Memorial Benches and Trees (located on our cemetery page)
Fields, Parks & Trails
North Cowichan is home to over 50 parks with a myriad of features, accessibility and more. To discover our parks for yourself we encourage you to click onto Google Maps, to see our Online Parks Map. Alternatively, we have a Parks - Recreation - Trails Map available for pick-up at the Visitor Centres, our Facilities or view it here [PDF - 992 KB].
6257 Somenos Road
Opened in 2011, Evans Park is a sportsfield complex centrally located on Somenos Road and is capable of hosting baseball, soccer, softball and field lacrosse. Included within its boundaries are 7 baseball/softball diamonds, 2 full size sportfields, extensive walking trails, and a field house complete with washrooms and changerooms. Please click on the image to view a larger map.
Sherman Road Soccer Park & Playground
Sherman Road & Somenos Road intersection
Our premier home to soccer, Sherman Road Park includes 2 full size soccer pitches (1 with lights), 5 mini pitches and 1 junior soccer pitch. This park also includes full change room and washroom facilities, fully accessible playground great for all ages, and a walking trail. Please click on the image to view a larger map.
Playbox at Kin Beach
We have located our first Playbox in North Cowichan at Kin Beach in Chemainus. The Playbox is a storage container mounted in the park that is filled with sports and fun play equipment. Parents, grandparents or caregivers send an email to us and then they get the codes for the locks and have access to use all of the equipment. To receive the code to gain access to the Playbox email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the age of the kids you will be bringing to the park and we will send you the code. We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Chemainus for their financial contribution for this project.
Chemainus Skate Park
Beside the Chemainus Secondary School, off of Elliott Street. This park features a combination of street style park features, bowls, transitions, half pipes and mini-ramps, suitable for both skate boards and bikes.
Crofton Skate Park - Coming Soon!
In consultation with Crofton residents, North Cowichan has selected 1537 Chaplin Street (near the old Timber West building) as the location for a new skate park.
In early March 2016, community members provided their comments on the draft design. In early June 2016, the Parks and Recreation Department released the tender documents for this project, and in July 2016, Radius Construction was selected to build the park! Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2016 and wrap up by January 2017. Check out the design drawings [PDF - 3.6 MB], and stay tuned for updates!
Duncan Skate Park
Behind the Cowichan Aquatic Centre at 2687 James Street. This is an all concrete park that features a quarter pipe, banks, fun boxes, pyramid, rails and a fast deep little bowl for big air.
5847 Chesterfield Avenue | Operated by Chesterfield Sports Society
Outdoor Fitness Parks
There are currently 5 locations within the Municipality of North Cowichan that have outdoor fitness parks:
Cowichan Sportsplex (5847 Chesterfield)
School District 79 - Chemainus Elementary and Ecole Mount Prevost
Municipality of North Cowichan - Crofton Museum and Crofton Beach
The entire concept behind the offering of this fitness equipment park is simply to make exercising accessible. There are no memberships, passwords, special cards, admission prices, or extra requirements. There are no weights to adjust, no extra training, no special tricks to make things work well. All it takes is showing up, reading the instructions on each of the pieces of equipment and give it a try.
Forest Reserve Trails
Enjoy hiking in your municipal forest. Within these brochures you will find area descriptions, key features, historical information and road maps.
- Map 1 - Mount Tzouhalem
- Map 2 - Mount Richards and Maple Mountain
- Map 3 - Mount Prevost and Mount Sicker
- Map 4 - Mount Sicker