Sansbury Elementary School Green Space

The large grassy field behind the old Sansbury Elementary School forms a terrific place to toss a Frisbee or enjoy the sun. This is a unique site in this North Saanich neighborhood where there are few large sports fields. This residential neighborhood apparently was formed around with the idea that this sport field would always persist. The school building is now home to a performing arts company while a day care is based in the outside building. The green space is bordered by some large Douglas fir and western red cedar trees and is crucial for the Sansbury neighborhood. The property was considered surplus by the Saanich School District since the school closed yet the grass fields are a peaceful outdoor space for community use.

Geographic coordinates N48° 37′ 4″ W123° 24′ 38″ along Aldous Terrace

Sansbury School Green Space can be reached from Pat Bay Highway. Leave the highway at Exit 26, the McTavish Interchange, a unique and confusing series of roundabouts that make a multi-circle roadway overpass. Take the third exit onto McTavish Road then take the second exit to stay on McTavish Road. Follow McTavish Road to the East Saanich Road intersection. Turn left onto East Saanich Road past the Panorama Recreation Center on the right and continue past the Center for Plant Health. Turn left down Lowe Road and look for the school building as the road curves to become Emard Terrace. There is a paved parking area in front of the building and parking for this green space can be found along Aldous Terrace which can be reached off Amity Drive. Alternatively, walk down Lowe Road from the city bus that travels along East Saanich Road.

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