Eagle View Elementary School Green Space

Eagle View Elementary View Royal 3

Eagle View is a Victoria School District 61 elementary school in View Royal, B.C., with a wonderful playground and green space. There is limited access to the school grounds during school hours. There are trails and sidewalks onto this green space from Burnside Road West, Aldersmith Park and Talcott Road. These routes are frequented by school children and their parents before and after school. Many dog walkers and hikers stroll around the school grounds for a morning or evening walk. The maze of trails through the Douglas fir and Garry oak trees on the southwest side of the grounds were created by the school children. A small area is sectioned off with a split cedar fence. A grass covered sports field is marked with goals at either end. The asphalt around the back of the school building is marked for outdoor games such as four squares, hopscotch as well as quartered circle games like fox and hound. The playground has a wood chip base with an climbing structure that leads to platforms and a slide. The school grounds are surrounded by a chain-link fence and access gates. There are several parks that are nearby including Aldersmith Park, Watkiss Way Park and the Galloping Goose Trail.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’ 58” W123° 26’ 35”

 

Eagle View Elementary School Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Take the Helmcken Road exit (#8) off the freeway and turn north to reach the intersection of Watkiss Way and Chancellor Avenue. Turn left onto Watkiss Way. Continue along Watkiss Way to Talcott Road. Turn right onto the short section of the roadway that leads to school; the gate might be closed. There is limited roadside parking along Talcott Road or Burnside Road West. City buses travel along Watkiss Way.

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