The kids are sure to have a great time at Elsie Miles Park/Dougan Park in beautiful Shawnigan Lake (Electoral Area B). Dougan Park surrounds the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre and offers short walking trails and a well-equipped playground that is completely enclosed with a fence for safety. Elsie Miles Park consists of the open field adjacent to the former Elsie Miles School which is the site of the new park improvements to take place over the next few years. The Shawnigan Pavilion was constructed in 2017 and can be booked through the Shawnigan Community Centre.
Dougan Park was purchased by the CVRD in 1989 and the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre was constructed in 1991. An adventure playground was installed in 2006 and a network of trails were built linking Shawnigan Lake Road to the community centre. In 2013/2014 the adjacent Elsie Miles School site and the former community hall building were acquired by the CVRD as "Elsie Miles Park" which will be developed as the hub of the Shawnigan Lake community providing a public gathering space with additional park amenities. For an idea of future amenities click here. In 2015 the old Shawnigan community hall was deconstructed, the site leveled and grass seeded.
1775 Shawnigan/Mill Bay Road, Shawnigan Lake. West off Trans-Canada Highway onto Shawnigan/Mill Bay Road. Right onto Shawnigan Lake Road. The entrance road to the Community Centre is on the left at the bottom of the hill.