The City of Duncan takes great pride in its parks. Green spaces promote healthy living and a sense of place and community as people walk, play, and attend events.

Parks and green spaces reduce pollution, and provide a venue for adults and youth to stay active. Exposing young people to the joys of outdoor activities in open spaces such as parks helps mould future generations into individuals who are concerned about the environment, and therefore are committed to revitalizing and enhancing the urban park system.

The McAdam and Rotary Parks Master Plan was adopted by Council at their June 21, 2021 Council meeting.

The McAdam and Rotary Parks can be booked for sporting events.

View the Map of City Parks.

Park Name Address
Centennial Park 325 First Street
Charles Hoey V.C. Memorial Park 130 Canada Avenue
China Gardens Park 242 Government Street
Heiwa Park Canada Avenue (north)
Kin Park 5789 Alderlea Street
McAdam Park 820 Wharncliffe Road
Rotary Park 545 Al Wilson Grove
Station Street Park 75 Station Street

Green Spaces

There are grassy, treed green spaces throughout Centennial Heights, on Pine Avenue, and at 75 Station Street, which is the perfect place to sit and have a break, while surrounded by a mural on one side and totem poles on the other.

Cowichan Valley Regional District Parks, Recreation, and Culture

The Cowichan Regional Parks and Trails function is separate and distinct from the community parks programs currently provided within the electoral areas and municipalities of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Regional Parks and Trails are intended to coordinate, complement and enhance the parks and protected areas programs managed by all levels of government – regional electoral areas, municipalities, Provincial and Federal. In summary, Regional Parks are established for all residents of the CVRD for the benefit of the entire Cowichan Region.

Cowichan Sportsplex

In 1990, community members came together with a dream – to build a home for a number of sports that did not have adequate facilities elsewhere in the community.

Since that time, the Sportsplex has grown to include 3 ball diamonds, lacrosse box, grass field, running track, children’s playground, outdoor fitness equipment, and 660m rubber fitness path.

The Sportsplex is located within the jurisdiction of the Municipality of North Cowichan, and was part of the 2018 BC Summer Games!

Cowichan Aquatic Centre

The Cowichan Aquatic Centre, is operated by the District of North Cowichan, features a full-featured aquatic venue that includes a wave pool, lazy river, twin water slides, 8 lane 25-metre competitive lap pool, steam room, sauna and swirl pool. There are also an abundance of fitness classes, full fitness centre, meeting spaces, birthday parties, and more.