Willows Park

Location: 
Dalhousie Street and Beach Drive
Park Category: 
Playground, Developed
Description: 

 

A developed waterfront park (1.17 hectare) with large grassed area, change rooms and washrooms, concession and tea room, picnic tables, benches, children’s play area, sandy beach, esplanade and walkway. There are some imperiled species on the beach area.

This scenic developed waterfront park is highly used for active and passive recreational activities on its open grass and beachfront. The park is a social gathering place where visitors of all ages enjoy mostly unstructured activities appropriate to its beachfront setting.

Use of the grassed area is allowed for small social functions by permit request, however, the park areas remain open to visitors at all times and exclusive use is not given (with the exception of the Oak Bay Tea Party and other approved community events).

Structured sport activity is not allowed on the area except, by permit, a limited number of beach/grass volleyball events are allowed (to a maximum of 4 days per year per Commission policy).

Amenities: 
Beach Access
Benches
Change Rooms
Concession
Floral Area
Grass Areas
Monument / Cairn
Park Signage
Parking
Picnic Tables
Playground
Scenic Views
Trails Walkway
Washrooms
Water Fountain
Dog Information: 

In accordance with Section 5 of the Federal Migratory Bird Sanctuary Regulations, dogs and cats are not permitted to run at large at any time - they must be under the continuous and effective control of their owners at all times. This will typically be on-leash but could also mean held in the owner’s arms. Dogs are not allowed on the beach between May 1 and September 30. Dogs are allowed year-round on grass areas and pathways and must be leashed at all times. 

Accessibility Information: 

Except for personal assistance devices or equipment for special permitted events, wheeled apparatuses must remain on the streets and are not allowed on any grassed areas or paved pathways in the park.

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