Effective Thursday, April 9
• The parking lot at Willows Park will be closed (Tea Room)
• Parking around the area will be significantly reduced
• Access to Esplanade Avenue will be limited to local traffic only.
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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).
Dogs are allowed year-round on grass areas and pathways and must be leashed at all times. Dogs are not allowed on the beach between May 1 and September 30 but are allowed on the beach, leashed or unleashed, from October 1 to April 30.
With the exception of personal assistance devices or equipment for special permitted events, wheeled apparatus must remain on the streets and are not allowed on any grassed areas or paved pathways in the park.