Community & Neighborhood Parks

The City of Powell River has over 460 acres of parkland and open space within its geographic boundaries. These consist of ecologically sensitive areas, community parks, sports fields, multi use facilities, pocket parks and neighborhood parks. The City’s Parks department works year-round to maintain these great assets so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy all the amenities that they have to offer.

Parks are an important component of our community as they provide many great benefits that include:

  1. The opportunity for residents to be physically active.
  2. Parks provide vital green space.
  3. Economic benefits through tournaments, festivals, exhibits, etc…
  4. Conservation
  5. Social Inclusion

Willingdon Beach Park

Willingdon Beach Park is Powell River’s most recognizable park as its setting is unlike no other. Situated right on the ocean, this park provides spectacular views and sunsets of the Salish Sea and plays host to several large-scale community events throughout the year such as Logger Sports, PRISMA on the Beach, Art in the Park, BC Bike Race, and Canada Day. Its playground, beach access, spray park, and walking trail make it a favorite among residents and visitors.

4845 Marine Ave,
Powell River, BC V8A 1V4 – map

Logger Sports Memorial Bowl

Located within Willingdon Beach Park, the Logger Sports Memorial Bowl was built in 2016 through the Community Forest Foundation to bring back and showcase Logger Sports in Powell River. Featuring two 100 foot climbing poles and an ocean front amphitheatre with seating for up to 500 people, it has quickly become the talk of the town within the community.

Spirit Square at Westview

While not an official green space park, Spirit Square is a gorgeous viewpoint park located right on the pier next to the BC Ferries terminal building. The unprecedented view of up and down the coast and across the Salish Sea have helped this park deliver several small scale community events. Its location at the North End of the Seawalk make for a great pit stop on your walk along the water. It also serves as a great viewing location for local marine life.

Wharf St, Powell River BC – map

Bike & Skateboard Skills Park

Built in 2015 through the Powell River Community Forest Foundation, the Powell River Bike & Skate Park is quickly catching the attention of all skate and biking enthusiasts in BC.  Located next to the Powell River Recreation Complex, this 1 hectare park features a series of progressive bike skills jumps and ramps and was the first bike park in North America to have a concrete pump track. The bike park features designs that can challenge beginner to advanced riders. Situated next to the Bike Skills Park, the Skate Plaza offers skateboarders the opportunity to perfect their skills on the concrete plaza. Featuring a half pipe, rail ride and other features, it has grown in popularity and has introduced many kids and parents alike to the art of skate boarding.

5001 Joyce Ave
Powell River, BC V8A 5R2 – map

Off Leash Dog Park @ Westview

This park was constructed in 2016 and provides dog owners with a fully enclosed area to exercise and socialize their dogs right in the middle of the City. Rover will love the large open area concept that also has a picnic table for owners to meet and socialize as well as a dog water fountain that helps keep the four-legged friends hydrated. A smaller fenced section was also created for smaller dogs. – map

Disc Golf Course – Sunset Park

Disc Golf has grown in popularity and the City of Powell River was excited to open the first one in October 2017 in the community of Wildwood. Situated among the forested section of Sunset Park, this 9 hole course provides an excellent recreational activity to residents which can be enjoyed year round. Gather up some friends and enjoy a nice walk through the wooded area while competing in a friendly game of disc golf.

Scorecard download

Chilco Ave,
Powell River, BC V8A 4Y7 – map

Disc Golf Course – Larry Gouthro Park

Scheduled to open in late 2017, the Disc Golf Course at Larry Gouthro Park will provide residents with a great opportunity to get introduced to this emerging sport. This 9-hole course will weave players throughout the park testing all skills and abilities while enjoying the outdoors and the challenge that awaits. If you can throw a frisbee, you can play disc golf. Open all year!

Scorecard download

Manson Ave.
Powell River, BC V8A 3N5 – map

Outdoor Adult Fitness Park

Through the partnership of the Rotary Sunrise Group and the Community Forrest, the Outdoor Adult Fitness park opened in 2016 and now provides residents and visitors alike, a free and unique workout opportunity among one of the finest views on the West Coast. Situated in Willingdon Beach Park, users can choose from a variety of workout equipment and create a workout program while enjoying the outdoors.

4845 Marine Ave
Powell River, BC V8A 1V4 – map

Lindsay Park (Cranberry)

Located next to Cranberry Lake, Lindsay Park is a quiet neighborhood park that services the Cranberry Lake residents. Its peaceful setting makes for great family picnics and afternoon excursions. Its also home to the annual Cranberry days festivities.

7179 Cranberry St.
Powell River, BC – map

Grief Point Park (Westview)

Located at the south end of Powell River, Grief Point Park is located right on the ocean and features a children’s playground and picnic area. Its direct beach access allows visitors to do some beach combing and offers panoramic views of Texada Island and the Salish Sea. It’s a great park to do some local storm watching and for catching up close glimpses of resident sea life.

Hernando Ave
Powell River, BC – map

Henderson Park (Townsite)

In the heart of Townsite is Henderson Park. Once a sports field, it has slowly been converted over the years to a community gathering place, offering an open and free field complete with a children’s playground.

Poplar Street, Powell River BC – map

Sunset Park (Wildwood)

Aside from the sports fields, Sunset Park is located in Wildwood and offers a new children’s playground that was installed in the summer of 2016. It features plenty of street parking and washroom facilities. With the recent installation of the disc golf course and its sports fields, this park is becoming a favorite among locals and visitors.

Chilco Ave
Powell River, BC V8A 4Y7 – map

DA Evans Park

Situated in Cranberry, DA Evans Park is one of Powell River’s premier year-round baseball parks. It plays host to Minor Baseball and provides a great setting for a summer’s evening at the ball Diamond. This park also features a children’s playground area and bleachers for spectator viewing.

6754 Drake St
Powell River, BC V8A 3X8 – map