How do I get to SEAPARC?
SEAPARC is located at:
2168 Phillips Rd
It's easy to get here by bike, bus or car.
How do I become involved?
There are a multitude of ways to get involved at SEAPARC. Browse through our program guide; come in and chat with our staff about courses; volunteer with us — the possibilities are endless!
How is the Recreation Centre Operated?
The SEAPARC Commission administers the Recreation Centre for the Town of Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. The Commission is responsible for the operation of the recreation service and recommends an operating policy and fees to the CRD Board, which makes the recommendations into bylaws. The commission must submit an annual budget to the CRD in October of each year. Managers and staff are employed to run the recreation centre.
Can I attend SEAPARC if I'm not a resident of these areas?
Yes. SEAPARC is open to all members of the public. Costs are the same for residents of all areas.
What are the fees and admission rates for SEAPARC?
Drop in admissions and membership passes are explained on our Fees & Admission Rates page. Prices drop significantly when you purchase 10 or more visits at a time, or purchase a monthly pass. Families can also enjoy SEAPARC for only $12.00 — an inexpensive way to spend quality time together.
How is SEAPARC Funded?
SEAPARC is funded by user fees, a property value tax, donations, grants and cost sharing.
Are programs offered at facilities other than SEAPARC?
Yes, many! SEAPARC holds classes at several community facilities in the Sooke Area. Whatever you're looking for in recreation, it's likely you'll be able to find it nearby.
What are SEAPARC's policies regarding enrolment, course cancellations and fee refunds?
Our General Information Page (PDF) will answer most basic questions about registration. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us, and we'll do our best to figure things out!
Can I advertise on SEAPARC's Digital Road Sign?
Non-profit organizations and community groups are invited to complete our Road Sign Request Form to have local information and events displayed. Please see the form for details.
Why are parks and recreation programs important?
Recreation used to be viewed as something pleasant which we did when we had time. This perception has changed significantly in recent years. Individuals and communities have realized — and research continues to demonstrate — the broad reaching benefits associated with recreation and active living.
The 1997 Benefits Catalogue, produced by professional recreation organizations identified the following major benefits of recreation:
- recreation and active living are essential to personal health
- recreation is a key to balanced human development
- recreation and parks are essential to quality of life
- recreation reduces self-destructive and anti-social behaviour
- recreation and parks build strong families and healthy communities
- recreation reduces health care, social service and police/justice costs
- recreation and parks are significant economic generators
- parks, open space and natural areas are essential to ecological survival
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