Cecelia Ravine Park
Cecelia Ravine is four hectares in area consisting of three City parks - Cecelia Ravine Park, Viaduct Park, and Cecelia Cove Park. The area is home to Cecelia Creek and migratory bird habitat, as well as the City's award-winning Burnside Gorge Community Centre. Located between Burnside Road and the north side of the Selkirk Trestle, Cecelia Ravine is considered to be a gateway to the City of Victoria for pedestrians and cyclists who use the Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
In 2011, after feedback from the community the City of Victoria began improvements on Cecelia Ravine Park, adjacent to the community centre in Burnside Gorge. The City-owned building at 3130 Napier Lane was deconstructed, and the land was converted into additional community space.
The Cecelia Ravine bike park & sports court are now open in this area located at 3130 Napier Lane (map), adjacent to the community centre. The sports court features an adjustable basketball hoop and a hockey net.
The first of its kind in Victoria, the bike skills park design is based on input from local youth and features a pump track (a continuous loop that can be ridden on a bike without pedalling), a small skills practice area, and three separate skill level trails with a variety of technical terrain. Bring your bike, safety equipment and helmet and try it out! Click here to view a map of the bike course.
A community garden was developed in Cecelia Ravine Park in the spring of 2012. All of the plots are currently filled. If you would like to put your name on the waiting list, please contact Rachel O'Neill, Manager of Communications and Development at 250-388-5251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal is to create a safe and enjoyable park that protects and enhances the creek and surrounding parklands. The Cecelia Ravine Management Plan was adopted by City Council in March 2011. For more information and to view the Cecelia Ravine Management Plan, visit the City of Victoria's website.