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Dunsmuir Community Park

Electoral Area 'H' Community Parks and Trails

Park Location

Dunsmuir Community Park (sometimes referred to as Centennial Park) is located in the small community of Dunsmuir, near Qualicum Bay in Electoral Area H.

Park Description

The park property is 2.0 hectares (5 acres) in size. It has an older tennis court and a small half-court sport court and the remaining 4.3 acres is forested. Local volunteers built the tennis courts in 1971 for the 1971 BC Centennial Celebration and the sport court was also built by volunteers in 1999.

Dunsmuir Park Conceptual Master Plan

A master planning process for Dunsmuir Community Park was completed in 2016. Through the planning process, the community identified the following improvements and additions they wish to see at Dunsmuir Community Park:
  1. Improve court facilities (sport court & tennis courts)
  2. Provide a small traditional playground, with area for future expansion
  3. Provide washroom facilities
  4. Provide informal picnic area with tables
  5. Investigate the feasibility of developing walking/biking trails through the park
  6. Provide off-road parking
  7. Improve site lines into the park
The master plan, illustrated below, includes the following elements:
Phase 1 - Playground; porta potty with cedar surround, improved sport court with perimeter fencing; improved tennis court (this decision is still outstanding and is contingent on assessment and costing); new driveway access and parking lot.

Phase 2 - park trail development

Park development is planned for 2018.

Preferred Conceptual Plan