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Parks, Trails and Playgrounds

This page was last reviewed on November 21, 2016.

Come outside and see your neighbours. The Village has a variety of parks, trails and playgrounds for your recreating pleasure. To report a problem in a park please call 250-336-2291.

Park Rentals

Parks and playgrounds can be rented for events. Call Cumberland Recreation at 250-336-2231 for more information.

Maps and Plans

View the community parks map.

You can view trail maps at Comox Valley MTB and the new mobile-friendly trail map. Trail maps can also be purchased at local bike shops and other businesses.

View the Parks and Greenways Master Plan, updated in October 2014.

Trail Access Agreement

In December 2015, the Village of Cumberland signed off on a recreational trail land access agreements with the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC), TimberWest Forest Corp., and Hancock Forest Management.

The agreement will formally allow non-motorized recreation on private managed forest lands adjacent to the Village of Cumberland. The agreement also gives the private landowners the opportunity to better communicate and manage risks associated with people recreating on their land. The Village has been working in partnership with the United Riders of Cumberland and private land owners on the project since 2013.

Village Square

Located in the heart of the Village on Dunsmuir Avenue, the Square is a gathering place and a great place for community events and music. Find out how to book the park for an event.

Village Park

There is something for everyone at Village Park! Located on Dunsmuir Avenue at Sixth Street. Find out more about the park.

Fill out a Community Event Application to use the park for your event.

No. 6 Mine Heritage Park

Marking the site of the entrance to the historic No. 6 Coal Mine, this park is the perfect spot for community events, a family picnic, or a game of kick the can.

The park is located on Derwent Avenue behind the Cumberland Recreation Centre (CRI) and is accessible from the CRI parking lot on Dunsmuir Avenue and Sutton Road. Parking is also available on Derwent Avenue immediately adjacent to the park.

Features include

  • Covered stage
  • Shaded picnic and play area
  • Children’s playground suitable for all ages
  • Gardens and rustic pathways
  • Field area
  • Water and power source available with rental

No. 6 Heritage Park was built and is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. The park stands as a memorial to all the miners and workers that served in the Cumberland mines through interpretative signage and artifacts.

Derwent Park and Old Orchard Park

These two connecting parks are located between Dunsmuir Avenue (Camp Road) and Comox Lake Road and connect west Cumberland to the trail system at Coal Creek Historic Park at Chinatown. You can access these parks from the alley between Camp Road and Derwent Avenue, from Camp Road and from Comox Lake Road.

The Village acquired Old Orchard Park in the fall of 2012. Prior to this, the local Rotary club led maintenance and clean up of the orchard and surrounding area. The Rotary will continue to be involved in park maintenance and is excited to partner with the Village which will allow for greater community participation in maintaining the orchard.

Cumberland Community Forest

The Cumberland Community Forest is a 60 hectare community park is located just southwest of the historic village commercial core and is the gateway to Cumberland’s legendary trail system.

Coal Creek Historic Park

This 40 hectare park encompasses the historic Chinatown and No. 1 Japanese Town sites and features portions of the historic Wellington Colliery Railway trail. A Coal Creek Historic Park Master Plan was recently completed in summer of 2014.

Watch for the No. 1 Japanese townsite sign on Comox Lake Road to access this parking area. The No. 1 Mine site is also located within the park.

South Wellington Colliery Railway Trail

This trail borders the south side of Cumberland from the foot of Sixth Street to the foot of Second Street. Take this trail to find the Cumberland Community Forest trail system, mountain biking trail system, and Coal Creek Historic Park.

North Wellington Colliery Railway Trail

This trail travels the length of Kendal Avenue for approximately 500m from Cumberland Road.

Ulverston Station Park

Trails through this park connect Conniston Crescent, Mill Street and Ulverston Avenue.

Ravenwood Park

Ravenwood Park connects Ulverston Avenue to Carlisle Lane east of Village Park.

Cumberland Lake Park and Campground on Comox Lake

View information on Cumberland Lake Park.

Future Parks

In 2011, the Village Council amended the Official Community Plan Bylaw to add the Parks and Greenways Master Plan. The Plan provides a framework to guide the Village toward the identification, preservation, restoration, acquisition and management of significant parks, open spaces, and green corridors over the next 10 to 15 years. It identifies conceptual locations of potential parks and trails in the Village and is the blue print for the acquisition of future parks through many means, including development applications.

You can view the map of existing and proposed parks under the Downloads section of this page. The full Parks and Greenways Master Plan can be viewed on the Official Community Plan Bylaw page.

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