Parks, Greenways and Fields

Comox boasts an incredible range of parks, greenways and playing fields.

To view a map click here.

To view facilities and amenities available click here.

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

This stately home is located on 9 beautifully landscaped acres a mere two minutes from downtown Comox. Wander through the magnificent gardens, enjoy some refreshments at the Filberg Summer Kitchen, taken in seasonal events or enjoy the seasonal Hands on Farm with the kids. Click here for more detailed information about the Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park and click here to learn about the Filberg Legacy Tree Program.

Marina Park

Located right in the heart of Comox, this park offers a seasonal Comox Rotary Splash Park, children's playground areas, a boat launch, washroom & changeroom facilities, and a covered picnic area. There are several operators that offer rentals to get out on the water including stand up paddleboards, kayaks and boats, as well as those that offer marine wildlife viewing excursions, fishing and sailing charters. In season there is a range of food trucks and events also held in the park. There are also facility rentals available for the Genoa and Spinnaker Sail Buildings in the park - click here for more information.

Mack Laing Nature Park

Situated on the shore of Comox Bay the park honours the legacy and work of H. Mack Laing (1883-1982) and encompasses 8.3 acres of natural, coastal environs with trails that weave through the forest, along a stream, to the ocean. Click here for more information.

MacDonald Wood Park

Located beside Mack Laing Nature Park, this is a nine-acre, waterfront conservation area that offers forest trails that lead to the ocean.

North East Comox Wildlife Reserve

The North East Comox Wildlife Reserve, Lazo Marsh and adjacent public lands (the Conservation Area) are important habitats for a variety of waterfowl and wildlife. Extensively used by naturalists and those seeking outdoor recreation, the Conservation Area offers an opportunity to increase awareness of nature and wildlife through passive recreation and wildlife viewing. When managed for conservation, education, and other compatible use, the Conservation Area can provide essential habitat for wildlife, increase biodiversity in the region, and be a long- term benefit to the communities surrounding it.

The Conservation Area contains a spectrum of habitat ranging from wetland, riparian and rare sand dune communities to upland forests. These habitats provide biological diversity that fulfils many life cycle requirements for a broad range of vertebrates and invertebrates. Maintaining links to and from the Conservation Area and developing management policies that promote preservation and restoration of natural features are important to the long-term ecological health of the Conservation Area.

Click on the Lazo Marsh BROCHURE and TRAIL MAP for more information.

Comox Promenade

A wonderful location to view the stunning scenery of the Comox Harbour, Beaufort Mountain Range and the Comox Glacier, the largest on Vancouver Island. Spend an afternoon watching the sea life and bustling activity in the Comox Harbour.

Brooklyn Creek Park

Accessible from Comox Rd. this park boasts a salmon spawning creek and trails in mature forest.

Kye Bay

An expansive sandy beach with tidal pools, family amenities, swimming and views of the Strait of Georgia and the mainland mountain range.


Renting Space in Public Parks and Sports Fields

The Comox Community Centre rents public parks and ball fields. Click these links for more information on booking outdoor facilities & parks or booking recreation facilities.


Pets

  • While the Town is exploring an off-leash dog park area, there are currently no off-leash parks, fields or areas within the Town of Comox boundary; however, there are areas available in the nearby Comox Valley Regional District.
  • Please keep our parks clean and respect fellow users by cleaning up after your pet. The following are the locations of Doggie-Doo Stations or stop by the Town Hall for your complimentary bag.
    • North East Woods – Torrence Avenue
    • Comox Valley Lion’s Park – in Beckton Estates
    • MacDonald Wood Park
    • Croteau Road – Beach Access
    • Mack Laing Park
    • Comox Marina – East and West Side
    • Comox Harbour Authority – Building at Beginning of Pier Walkway
    • Aspen Park
    • Jane Place – Beach Access
    • Edgewater Pub – Walkway
    • Port Augusta Park
    • Anderton Park
    • Filberg Road – Beach Access
    • Lancaster Park
    • Salish Park
    • Elks & Royal Purple Park – at Kye Bay
    • Forrester Avenue – Detention Pond

Water – Wise Rock Garden (Xeriscape) at Community Centre

The Parks Department designed and created a rock garden that will flourish on rainfall alone. This garden is located at Comox Community Centre (1855 Noel Avenue). The following is a list of the plants used:

  • Cryptomeria japonica 'Tansu’ – Tansu Japanese Cedar
  • Pinus Mugo 'Sherwood Compact’ – Dwarf Mugo Pine
  • Juniperus procumbens 'Greenmound’ – Greenwood Japanese Garden Juniper
  • Juniperus Communis 'Compresso’ – Dwarf Conical Juniper
  • Berberis thunbergii 'monlers’ – Golden Nugget Dwarf Barberry
  • Opuntia erinacea 'Karma Magneta’ – Hardy Cactus
  • Juniperus procumbens 'Nana’ – Dwarf Japanese Juniper
  • Thymus 'Silver Posie’ – Upright Thyme
  • Larix Kaempferi 'Little Boogle’ – Dwarf Japanese Larch
  • Hardy Prickly Pear Cactus
  • Dianthus 'Blue Hills’ – Carnation
  • Potentilla astrosanguinea 'Fireball’ – Himalayan Cinquefoil
  • Erysimum 'Orange Glow’
  • Awinia saxitails 'Sunny Border apricot’ – Alyssium
  • Wooly Thyme
  • Gentiana Cruciata
  • Gentiana 'Royal Blue’
  • Saxifraga – Encrusted Saxifrage
  • Salvia memorosa 'Markus’ – Meadow Sage
  • Delphinium grandiflorum 'Summer Nights’
  • Armeria maritima – Common Thrift
  • Potentilla 'Nana’ – Spring Cinquefoil
  • Dodecatheon meadia 'Queen Victoria’

Studies:

Urban Forest Management Plan – 2012