Audrey Mycroft tries out the playground equipment at the Royal Bay Beachpark in Colwood. The seaside park

Beachpark playground all systems go at Royal Bay

Fully wheelchair-friendly park now open seven days a week

If your son or daughter appreciates a good view and a crisp ocean breeze when playing on a playground, look no further than the Beachpark at Royal Bay in Colwood.

A little over two months after the development and City held a soft opening celebration, crews have put the finishing touches on the ocean-side park, complete with a children’s playground and some extra sand for castle building and sun tanning, once the weather improves.

“As a company, we’re so happy with the progress we made on the Beachpark this year,” said Cortney Fraser, Royal Bay’s manager of marketing and communications.

Fraser added her thanks to Colwood council, who suggested the park should be accessible for those with mobility issues.

With that in mind, a road has been constructed that can take individuals right down to the waterfront where handicapped parking stalls await.

This road can also be used by paddlers who wish to drop off their boats rather than carry them down to the beach.

“We have this awesome, inclusive park that I think is only going to get busier now that the playground is complete,” Fraser said.

The playground fits in well with the surrounding environment, having been constructed using wood rather than plastic or metal. That impressive level of detail wasn’t done by accident.

“We carefully chose elements that would blend well with the natural surroundings,” Fraser noted.

The Beachpark, which had been open on weekends only, will now be open seven days a week moving forward. Royal Bay officials have big plans for the park starting next spring, including standup paddleboard rentals and regular food truck, group workout and yoga sessions, although many of those details are still being ironed out.

Stay tuned to for ongoing updates.


Just Posted

Protester threatens citizens arrest during morning federal funding announcement in Oak Bay

Police escort protester away after confronting federal minister

Uplands Park designated a national heritage site

Feds make $4.3 million announcement in Oak Bay

Oak Bay police arrest one of two suspects after resident held at gunpoint

Police expect second arrest ‘in the very near future’ after armed robbery

Greater Victoria riders ready to race at track cycling provincials in Colwood

Westshore Velodrome to see a mix of new, older and master riders

Playground honouring RCMP constable and mother killed by drunk driver in Langford to open on time

‘There will be a few tears’: Sarah Beckett Memorial Playground opens on Aug. 24

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Elections Canada to assess ‘partisan’ climate change rhetoric case by case

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said climate change is not an emergency nor caused by human

Unseasonable snow forces campers out of northeastern B.C. provincial park

Storm brought as much as 35 centimetres of snow to the Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake Park-Stone Mountain Park

B.C. log export rules killing us, northwest harvester says

NorthPac Forestry says Skeena Sawmills has plenty of timber

Environment groups warned saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan

Talk of climate change could be viewed as advocating against Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada

Search crews find 4-year-old boy who went missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Most Read