Saanich Parks and Rec celebrates Best of the City awards

Mount Doug Park and Saanich Commonwealth Place recognized in reader poll as Best of the City

Saanich Parks and Recreation is beaming over three nods from the annual Best of the City awards.

The municipality won in categories for Best Urban Hiking Trail (Mount Doug Park), Best Rec Centre (Saanich Commonwealth Place) and Best Swimming Pool (Saanich Commonwealth Place).

Mayor Frank Leonard said Saanich offers some of the best recreational and outdoor activities in Greater Victoria with its network of four recreation centres, 169 parks and 100 kilometres of trails.

“[We] continue to offer citizens of the entire region exceptional and affordable opportunities to participate in … activities that significantly contributes to the quality of living of our residents,” Leonard said.

Best of the City allows Greater Victoria residents to vote on dozens of categories for the best services and experiences in the region.

The awards are administered and published annually in June by Black Press Greater Victoria.

Find the 2014 Best of the City publication online at vicnews.com and click on e-editions.

Saanich Parks and Rec staff oversee 825 hectares of parkland, 62 sports fields, 25 tennis courts, 56 playgrounds, 37 beach accesses, a skate park and a water park throughout the municipality.

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