Topaz Park: Turf Sport Field Replacement

The City of Victoria is working with a team of consultants to replace and expand the artificial turf sport field (Finlayson Field) at Topaz Park.

The final design is approved and available to view.

The next steps will involve completing the design work and preparing for construction, which will begin in spring 2022.


This project is part of the first phase of renovations to Topaz Park that are guided by the Topaz Park Improvement Plan, which was adopted by Council in 2018 following a year of public engagement with the community and sport stakeholders.

This project will expand the current field capacity by including a full-size soccer pitch, youth-sized multi-purpose field and softball diamond. The project will also include improved field support amenities such as dugouts, players shelters, a backstop and spectator seating. The softball diamond will replace one that will be displaced by the construction of a new skate and bike park in the southern portion of the park.

What we engaged on

This project builds on extensive community engagement completed through the Topaz Park Improvement Plan process and continued input from sport stakeholders.

The City worked with representatives across a variety of sports to conduct a detailed review of the preliminary design plans, ensuring the new fields will meet the needs of sport users for years to come. This feedback played an important role in creating the design for the new turf field and helped us make important decisions about layout, materials and markings.

How we got here

In 2017-18, the City worked with the community to create the Topaz Park Improvement Plan. This long-term plan will guide improvements to Topaz Park over 10 years, including renovating existing park infrastructure, adding new types of amenities, and updating the park to support broad community use.

The Topaz Park Improvement Plan was approved by Council in 2018. In 2021-22, the City is investing nearly $8 million to replace the artificial turf sports field and construct a skateboard park and bike park at Topaz Park as part of the long-term renewal plan for the park.

To learn more about the Topaz Park Improvement Plan, visit: Topaz Park | Victoria

What was the level of stakeholder participation?

Consult

How was input sought?

The City conducted stakeholder workshops with an advisory committee of sport community leaders.

Closing the loop

Thank you to sport stakeholders who had their say on the Topaz Park turf sport field replacement project. Your feedback contributed to the final design for the new amenity coming to Topaz Park in fall 2022.

The City of Victoria is working with a team of consultants to replace and expand the artificial turf sport field (Finlayson Field) at Topaz Park.

The final design is approved and available to view.

The next steps will involve completing the design work and preparing for construction, which will begin in spring 2022.


This project is part of the first phase of renovations to Topaz Park that are guided by the Topaz Park Improvement Plan, which was adopted by Council in 2018 following a year of public engagement with the community and sport stakeholders.

This project will expand the current field capacity by including a full-size soccer pitch, youth-sized multi-purpose field and softball diamond. The project will also include improved field support amenities such as dugouts, players shelters, a backstop and spectator seating. The softball diamond will replace one that will be displaced by the construction of a new skate and bike park in the southern portion of the park.

What we engaged on

This project builds on extensive community engagement completed through the Topaz Park Improvement Plan process and continued input from sport stakeholders.

The City worked with representatives across a variety of sports to conduct a detailed review of the preliminary design plans, ensuring the new fields will meet the needs of sport users for years to come. This feedback played an important role in creating the design for the new turf field and helped us make important decisions about layout, materials and markings.

How we got here

In 2017-18, the City worked with the community to create the Topaz Park Improvement Plan. This long-term plan will guide improvements to Topaz Park over 10 years, including renovating existing park infrastructure, adding new types of amenities, and updating the park to support broad community use.

The Topaz Park Improvement Plan was approved by Council in 2018. In 2021-22, the City is investing nearly $8 million to replace the artificial turf sports field and construct a skateboard park and bike park at Topaz Park as part of the long-term renewal plan for the park.

To learn more about the Topaz Park Improvement Plan, visit: Topaz Park | Victoria

What was the level of stakeholder participation?

Consult

How was input sought?

The City conducted stakeholder workshops with an advisory committee of sport community leaders.

Closing the loop

Thank you to sport stakeholders who had their say on the Topaz Park turf sport field replacement project. Your feedback contributed to the final design for the new amenity coming to Topaz Park in fall 2022.

Page last updated: 13 August 2021, 12:38