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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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 cvrd.ca
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.
North Cowichan's parks are open from dawn to dusk except for Art Mann Park (5am-10pm) and Somenos Creek open air classroom.
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).
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.
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.
General inquiries (8am-4pm): 250-746-3106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com