Located at 325 First Street, Centennial Park is a well used and safe City park with opportunities to play, socialize, exercise and participate in community events.
As well, it is a public green space that demonstrates responsible stewardship through restoration activities and interpretation of natural features. Centennial Park was a centennial project for 1967. The park features a water spray park, play structures for children, tennis courts, basketball court, exercise equipment, a 500 metre trail for walking, running, wheelchairs, & strollers, fully covered picnic area and lawn bowling.
Pickle ball, street hockey, and frisbee games are also played at the park.
The park is gated and is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Spray Park Opens: Victoria Day (May) long weekend (earlier if weather permits).
Spray Park Closes: Labour Day (September) long weekend (later if weather permits).
Hours of Operation: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
During Stage 1 and Stage 2 water restrictions the hours of operation of the spray park will not be affected. During Stage 3 water restrictions the spray park will remain open and the hours of operation will remain the same unless otherwise posted. During Stage 3 water restrictions, the spray park operation changes may include:
- reduction in the hours of operations; or
- complete shutdown of the spray park.
Further questions? Please contact: Public Works at 250-746-5321.
Centennial Park is also home to the Jubilee Gardens community garden area and an outdoor community cob oven.
The organic vegetable and flower garden is located at the north end of Centennial Park with looping paths between the 40+ allotment beds and a communal space. Volunteers (the gardeners and others) maintain the gardens, compost materials on site and donate over 100 bags of food each year to our community.
The Horticultural Therapy program, Garden Pals, brings seniors and neighbourhood children together to grow food and learn about their environment.
The cob oven has a wood fired oven, grill and burner, a large marble counter top, double sinks, a hand-washing sink and hot and cold running water. Two sides of the table are wheelchair accessible. The oven heats up within ½ hour and only burns kindling. The cob oven was inspired by the Cowichan Community Kitchens ‘Field to Table Project’.