Parks and Public Spaces

North Cowichan offers more than 71 diverse parks and 244 hectares to visit. From large destination parks to small neighbourhood spaces, North Cowichan’s parks offer playgrounds, dog off-leash parks, skate parks, sports courts, beach access, and picnic areas.


Featured Parks Type
Askew Creek Park Natural Area
Caswell Street Playground Playground
Chemainus Lake Park Off-leash Dog Park
Chemainus River Park Community Park & Water Access
Cook Beach Park Water Access Park
Daniel Street Park  Water Access Park 
Fuller Lake Park (partially accessible) Destination Park 
Fuller Lake Pickleball Courts Pickle Ball & Tennis Courts
Gerry Smith Park  Public Plaza
Humbird Street Park (corner of Cook and Humbird St.) Neighbourhood Park 
Kinsmen Beach Park  Playground & Water Access
Waterwheel Park (accessible) Public Plaza
Wu'laam Park Natural Area


Featured Parks Type
Crofton Beach Park   Community Park
Crofton Museum Park   Community Park with Playground
Crofton Outdoor Pool/Courts  Recreation Facility
Crofton Seawalk (accessible  Destination Park
Gerry Hurst Memorial Skate Park   Skate Park 

Maple Bay 

Featured Parks Type
Andy Hutchins Park   Off-leash Dog Park/Pickle Ball & Tennis Courts 
Art Mann Park (accessible  Community Park (playground & lake access) 
Maple Bay Beach Park   Water Access Park  
Sterling Ridge Park (accessible)  Neighbourhood Park/Water Access Park  
Trumpeter Point Park  Water Access Park  

South End

Featured Parks Type
Alan Wilson Park   Neighbourhood Park  
Carmel Drive Park   Playground 
Evans Park   Sports Field/Park  
Fairview Park   Neighbourhood Park  
Herons Wood Park   Natural Area/Neighborhood Park  
Kin Park   Community Park
Marsh Road Park  Neighbourhood Park
Mayo Park   Neighbourhood Park  
Moorefield Park   Neighbourhood Park  
Rock Ridge Park   Neighbourhood Park
Sherman Road Park (accessible)   Sports Field/Park  
Somenos Creek Dog Park   Off-leash Dog Park  
Somenos Marsh Classroom (accessible)  Boardwalk  
S’amunu Trail (accessible)   Trail  

The Cowichan Valley Regional District maintains a number of parks and trails in North Cowichan. Find a regional park near you at

Water and Beach Access 

North Cowichan has water and beach access throughout all four of our communities. Check the table above for “Water Access Park” and be on the lookout for blue ocean access signs around our oceans and lakes.

Park Hours 

North Cowichan's parks are open from dawn to dusk except for Art Mann Park (5am-10pm) and Somenos Creek open air classroom.

Park Safety 

While enjoying the parks, please respect the following:

  • All pets must be leashed (unless otherwise posted) and cleaned up after.  
  • Stay on designated trails or pathways. 
  • Use litter bins.  
  • Treat wildlife with respect and never approach.
  • Leave all natural materials in place as is (includes trees, flowers and plants). 

Park Bookings

Planning an event, gathering or outing? Contact our parks booking department at 250-746-3169 to check availability and to reserve your space. Park use permits are required for large formal activities or for businesses looking to conduct activities within our parks. 

Respectful Spaces 

The Respectful Spaces Bylaw ensure that our parks and recreational facilities provide a safe and inclusive environment for people to enjoy. Residents and visitors alike have the right to be free of harassment, bullying, intimidation, violence and discrimination while visiting these areas and are to be treated with mutual respect and dignity. 

Contact us 

General inquiries (8am-4pm): 250-746-3106 or   
After hours: 250-746-5112 
Bylaw services: 250-746-3108  
For situations that pose an immediate risk to property, public health or safety, call 911.  

Bookings: 250-746-3169 or