Whistler’s community parks offer great outdoor experiences for all ages, any day of the year. Swim and stroll the beaches or hike along one of the mountain or creek pathways.
Whistler Olympic Plaza
Whistler Olympic Plaza reflects both the community’s needs and its character. At first glance, it looks like a park, with a spectacular playground, lots of seating for parents and a Great Lawn that’s perfect for playing tag. Look around and the view becomes that a state-of-the-art outdoor performance facility with a dramatic mountain backdrop, right in the heart of dynamic Whistler Village.
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This popular park has it all: a sandy beach, charming wharf and terrific amenities that include picnic tables, bbq stands (bring your own bbq), beach volleyball courts, a summer concession, beverage water fountain, swimming dock, wheelchair ramp and buoyed swimming area, grassy lawn, picnic shelter, group area and washroom/change room with flush toilets as well as a living roof.
Rainbow Park is just off Alta Lake Road. The park is accessible by west side road and special bus service. Click here for the schedule.A limited amount of parking is also available.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is currently monitoring the Canada Geese issue at Rainbow Park and is following a multifaceted approach to aversion as well as clean-up efforts. Click here for more information.
This picnic spot is set on the banks of the River of Golden Dreams. From here, behold one of the valley's most magnificent views of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains. The park offers ball diamonds, a playground, water park, tennis courts, washrooms, picnic tables and bbq stands (bring your own bbq). A concession is located indoors at the sports centre. Meadow Park is located in Alpine Meadows (behind the Meadow Park Sports Centre). The park is accessible by the Valley Trail and bus service, as well as three parking lots.
Situated around tranquil Lost Lake, this park is secluded and offers a sandy beach, a grassy area with picnic tables and bbq stands, a beach, buoyed swim areas, several swimming docks, a concession, a group area and washroom/change rooms. Canine Cove, where dogs are welcome to swim off leash, is across from the main beach. Lost Lake also contains the infamous clothes optional dock, the long dock across from the picnic area. It is not signed or official.
It is accessible by the Valley Trail and within walking distance from the village. For access, take the trail that runs past the skate park and under the Lorimer Rd bridge. A free shuttle runs from the village during July and August, as there is no parking at the Lost Lake Park during those months.
In winter, the Lost Lake trails are converted, along with golf cart paths of the two adjacent golf courses, to an extensive cross country ski trail network. Click here for more information on cross country skiing in Whistler.
The Whistler Disc Golf course is also located in Lost Lake Park. It can be best accessed through Spruce Grove Park, behind the field house.
Click here for the Lost Lake Park map.
Spruce Grove Park
This park can be accessed off Spruce Grove Lane (to Kirkpatrick Rd) and from Lost Lake Park, down several trails. Spruce Grove contains three competition quality baseball diamonds, a clubhouse which can be rented for events, a concession and washrooms, a play structure, community greenhouses and access to the Lost Lake trail system. There is a large parking area, and the Valley Trail runs past the park. The park is night lit for baseball games.
Whistler Village Park
This three section park is connected by a brick path that takes you on a stroll through the heart of Whistler. Starting on Northlands blvd you will see a beautiful water feature and several public art pieces, continue through the forest to a wetland boardwalk where you will find interpretive signage, a storytelling circle and two Adirondack chairs. Continue your walk to Rebagliati and Peace Park.
Tucked beside the covered bridge between the Upper and Lower Village and bordered by Fitzsimmons Creek, Rebagliati Park is used by many groups for functions. It has a grassy lawn and picnic tables. This location also access to the Whistler Skate Park, Flow Park and DJ Park.
Peace Park is located between the Upper and Lower Village, along the Upper Village Connector. It is a place for visitors to relax, picnic or take a rest from shopping or strolling. The park has accessible picnic tables, benches and public art. The Upper Village Connector, a walkway between the Upper and Lower Village was completed in 2010.
From the village, head south on the Valley Trail to this popular park in Alta Vista along the shores of Alta Lake. It contains a small beach, play structure, grassy area, picnic tables and bbq stands, boat rental, concession and washrooms, This busy park has overflow parking on the road off Hillcrest Drive.
Just south of Lakeside Park on the Valley Trail is Wayside park, which is small and tranquil, with very limited parking off Highway 99. Wayside Park began life as a Provincial Park. There is canoe and kayak rental, bike racks, picnic tables, bbq stands and washroom facilities. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is currently creating a wheelchair accessible walkway, which is expected to be complete by October.
Alpha Lake Park
Continue south on the Valley Trail to Creekside and Alpha Lake Park, on the shores of Alpha Lake. This popular park contains the “Owl’s Nest” play structure, dock and sandy beach, volleyball courts and tennis courts, along with picnic tables and bbq stands. It is also the site of a community greenhouse and a special beach for dogs called “Arfa Park.”
Millar's Pond Park
Located in Bayshores at the top of Cheakamus Way, Millar’s Pond Park offers two tennis courts, swings, jungle gym, slide and picnic tables.
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