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Village Park

This page was last reviewed on November 6, 2020.

Village Park is a 12 hectare park located on Dunsmuir Avenue at Sixth Street.

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  • Children’s playground
  • Seasonal water spray park
  • Off-leash dog park
  • Skatepark
  • Bike Dirt Jump Park
  • Tennis court and pickleball courts
  • Basketball court
  • BMX track
  • Horseshoes pitches
  • Playing fields
  • Washrooms (Open all year with seasonal hours)
  • Connection to the South Wellington Colliery Railway trail from the BMX parking lot and from the foot of Sixth Street

Dogs at Village Park

Please help the keep the park clean and safe for all users and do not bring your dog into the park, other than in the Off-Leash Dog Park.

Playground and Water Spray Park

The playground includes swings, slides, monkey bars, spinners, a zipline and many other favorite play features. Several components in the playground are universally accessible, and the playground surface is a mix of pour-in-place rubber and engineered wood fibre. The playground was installed in 2013. View the playground design concept.

The water spray park is open 10 am to 7 pm from the Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day. The season may be extended – weather permitting. The spray park hours may be reduced if water restrictions are in place.

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Tennis Court and Pickleball Courts

The park has one tennis court and two pickleball courts located adjacent to the playground. Use of the courts is on a first come, first served basis. Players are asked to follow the court etiquette of a 30 minute maximum play if other players are waiting. The courts were upgraded in 2020 with new surfacing and nets.

Washrooms

The main washroom is located next to the playground. Washroom hours change with the seasons. The washroom is not accessible to those with disabilities.

  • April 1 to October 30: 8 am to 8 pm
  • October 31 to March 31: 9 am to 5 pm

There is also a seasonal portable toilet by the skate park and bike jump park off Sixth Street. This toilet is accessible to those with disabilities.

Off-Leash Dog Park

Cumberland’s Off-Leash Dog Park is located in Village Park and accessed at the foot of Sixth Street. The Dog Park was officially opened on June 18, 2012.There is a all-season water source at the park.

To ensure the success of the Off-Leash Dog Park, please follow the code of conduct posted at the park.

BMX Track

The Coal Hills BMX track is located on the east side of Village Park.

The track is open to the public and operated and maintained by Coal Hills BMX Association, a not-for-profit society. Helmets are mandatory for all riders.

For more information about the association or racing, email coalhillsbmx1@nullgmail.com.

Reserved Parking for People with Disabilities

There are two parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities on Sixth Street near the corner of Dunsmuir Avenue – right next to the playground and water spray park. In future, there will also be two new reserved parking spaces adjacent to the dog park and the skate park at the south end of Sixth Street.

Park Rental

Find out more about renting space at Village Park. Water and power source are available with rental.

Village Park Master Plan

The Village Park Master Plan was approved by Council on February 25, 2013. The master plan is intended to guide the future development of Village Park and includes plans for a new family area, a skateboard park, and a bike jump park.

Find out about the Village Park skatepark, tennis and basketball project.

Trees Planting

In December 2014, 21 deciduous trees were planted in the park thanks to a generous grant from TreeCanada and BC Hydro. Ten trees have been planted by the new playground and 11 trees in the reconfigured dog park area . The grant covered the cost of the plant material with the Village covering labour expenses for installation and continued maintenance.

The trees will provide welcome shade in the playground and dog park areas. Trees were one of the most requested additions to the park during the creation of the Village Park Master Plan adopted by Cumberland Council in February 2013. Other benefits of the trees include improved air quality with uptake of pollutants, particulates and carbon dioxide, and the production of oxygen. The trees will also provide additional habitat for insects and birds in the park.

The trees in the playground area are

  • 5 Green Vase Zelkova (Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vase’-west of the playground)
  • 5 Tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera – south of the playground)

The trees in the dog park area are

  • 1 Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera-by the kiosk)
  • 5 Red Sunset maples (Acer rubrum ‘Red Sunset’-in the eastern portion of park)
  • 5 Red oaks (Quercus rubrum-outside dog park on the south side)

Transplanted trees take several years to recover and park visitors are asked to help the trees survive and thrive by protecting the young bark and surrounding area by not

  • locking bikes to or leaning anything on the trunks that would mark or cut the bark,
  • walking or parking strollers or bikes on the mulch circle which compacts the soil over the young roots,
  • breaking or removing any branches,
  • dumping unwanted drinks or leaving waste material around the tree.

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