Central Park geotechnical and drilling work

Central Park users will notice some exploratory geotechnical work being conducted this week by Thurber Engineering. They will have a crew onsite at Central Park to locate utilities in preparation for drilling work that will take place on July 26 and August 1.

Here is some background info.


  • The project team will be drilling onsite to test the ground conditions for the Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre Replacement Project.
  • While the work is being conducted some park amenities will be inaccessible (see schedule below for details).
  • Our geotechnical consultant will be working closely with the contractor to conduct the tests in an efficient manner.
  • Our Recreation team will have a representative onsite to respond to public questions and concerns.
  • Our Parks team will assist in locating the utilities and will work with the contractor to ensure the park is safe and free of damage.


Thursday, July 26: Day A – Rock Probing

  • Duration: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • See map below for probe locations
  • There will be “What’s Happening” signage to notify the public in advance of this work.

Wednesday, August 1: Day B – Auger Drilling

  • Duration: 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • See map below for drilling locations
  • “What’s Happening” signage will remain posted until end of day.


  • Only affected areas (noted in map below) will be shut down during the drilling.
  • The contractor will delineate work areas as required.
  • These shut downs may affect the basketball and tennis courts intermittently.

For more information:

T: 250.361.0600

E: parks@victoria.ca

To learn more about the Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre Replacement Project, visit www.funforlifevictoria.ca.