Parks & Recreation

Offering programs and services to residents of Oak Bay and neighbouring municipalities, Oak Bay's Parks and Recreation Department maintains state-of-the-art recreation facilities and parks of unique and scenic beauty.

The department is committed to creating a warm, welcoming and safe environment where people of all ages and physical abilities can participate in recreational activities. Staff includes 72 full-time and regular part-time employees and over 300 auxiliary employees.
The Parks and Recreation Department operates under the auspices of the Parks and Recreation Commission.

Quick Links:

Parks and Recreation Homepage

Parks and Playgrounds

Facilities and Rentals


Mission Statement

“To enhance life in our community through the provision of quality services.”



Ray Herman 

Director, Parks and Recreation Services
Phone: 250-370-7102
Janet Barclay
Manager, Recreation Program Services 
Phone: 250-370-7121
Chris Hyde-Lay
Manager, Parks Services 
Phone: 250-592-7275


Facility Locations

Oak Bay Recreation Centre
1975 Bee Street, Victoria BC, V8R 5E6
250-595-SWIM (7946)

Henderson Recreation Centre
2291 Cedar Hill X Road, Victoria BC, V8P 5H9

Monterey Recreation Centre
1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria BC, V8S 4W1

Carnarvon Centre
2801 Henderson Road, Victoria BC, V8R 3B5
250-370-2137 (Daycare)
250-370-5392 (Afterschool Care)

Windsor Pavilion
2451 Windsor Road, Victoria BC, V8S 5H3