This page was last reviewed on May 7, 2019.
Village Park is a 12 hectare park located on Dunsmuir Avenue at Sixth Street.
Park features include:
- Children’s playground
- Seasonal water spray park
- Off-leash dog park
- Tennis courts
- Basketball court
- Horseshoes pitches
- Baseball diamonds
- Playing fields
- BMX track
- Washrooms (Open all year with seasonal hours)
- Water and power source available with rental
- connection to the Wellington Colliery Railway trail south of the Village
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 2019, 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.
Dogs at Village Park
In order to keep the playground area and playing fields clean and safe for everyone, dogs are not permitted in Village Park except in the fenced area of the Off-Leash Dog Park.
In the fall of 2013 a new playground was installed that includes a zipline, swings, slides, monkey bars, spinners 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.
View the playground design concept.
Water Spray Park
Regular operating hours for the Spray Park are 10 am to 7 pm from the Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day. The season may be extended – weather permitting and will be reduced if water restrictions are in place.
Off-Leash Dog Park at Village 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.
To ensure the success of the Off-Leash Dog Park, please help the Village keep the park and surrounding areas clean, be respectful of the park’s neighbours, and follow the code of conduct posted at the park.
There is a all-season water source at the park.
Village Park Washrooms
Throughout the year the washroom hours at Village Park change with the seasons.
- April 1 to October 30: 8 am to 8 pm
- October 31 to March 31: 9 am to 5 pm
Find out more about renting space at Village Park.
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 in Village Park
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.