The District of Highlands places high value on green space, trail systems and outdoor recreational opportunities.
The Official Community Plan (OCP) states:
“the major roles of the Highlands are to preserve large areas of green space, to protect elements of the region’s ecosystems, and to provide outdoor recreational opportunities for Capital Regional District residents and visitors.”
Municipal Parks Twinflower Park
The primary municipal park is Twinflower Park, which has a tot lot playground, a non-regulation size ball field, a bicycle jump and a horse-riding ring.
Eagles Lake Park
The other primary active recreation park is Eagles Lake. Eagles Lake features a small swimming beach and picnic area. Many local residents cool off in the waters at Eagles Lake. The beach area at the lake is not large but it is supplied with fresh sand each summer.
One of the unique Highlands features of the lake is a cob washroom with a composting toilet which was build by volunteers (Eco-Sense and members of the Highlands Parks and Recreation Association). The washrooms feature the building techniques used in cob construction and has a living roof!
Please pay attention to the No Parking Signs as parking is strictly enforced by CRD Enforcement Officers.
Partnership between Highlands, CRD, the Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues (IACDI) and West Shore Parks and Recreation revamped and created an 630-metre loop trail in the midst of evergreens and native shrubs at the Munn Road entrance to Mount Work Park.