At almost two hectares, David Spencer Park is a good size soccer or rugby field. It also has room for rousing games of ultimate frisbee. The park was named to commemorate the entrepreneur who built nine Spencer retails stores during the eighteen hundreds. The downtown store at 1150 Douglas Street was sold with all the others to Eaton’s Stores in the mid nineteen hundreds. Oaklands Park lies a block east of David Spencer Park while the Oaklands Greenway Loop starts near the Oaklands School.
Geographic position N48° 26′ 24″ W123° 20′ 17″
You can get to David Spencer Park from Patricia Bay Highway (which becomes Blanchard Street) . Turn east onto Hillside Avenue and continue to Belmont Avenue. Turn south on Belmont Avenue and turn left onto Ryan Street. This park lies between Victor and Forbes Street, both with limited roadside parking. A bus travels along Hillside Avenue from downtown to the University of Victoria.