Nicklaus Park

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Nicklaus Park is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. Located near the lower slopes of Miniskirt Mountain, Nicklaus Park has a partially fenced play ground and grass covered area. There are two small climbing play structures with slides set on a pea gravel base. There a small plastic slide can be access from a low tower while the higher metal climbing tower is reached by climbing various ladders and poles. Two twirling stems, a rocking pod and blue basin are in the play area as well as a swing set with both a toddler swing and one big kid swing. Benches are placed around the area and up the slope where there is some landscaping. A dirt and gravel trail lead up the steep slopes to the south of this park. The trail connects too Nature’s Gate Park and Rockhampton-Nicklaus Green Space while Rockhampton Park, Hannington Park, Muirfield Park, Deerview Park, Nicklaus Park East and Nicklaus Park West are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’21” W123°31’40”

Nicklaus Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Nicklaus Drive. Turn left onto Nicklaus Drive and look for the parkland part way up the road on the left. There is parking along Nicklaus Drive.

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Muirfield Place Green Space

Muirfield Place Green Space is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. A long sloped concrete pathway with several staircases traverses thorough this green space. There are six stairs that form the first set of stair followed by three sets of stairs with four, ten and eight stairs each. The concrete pathway continues a short distance past the top of the stairs then becomes a narrow gravel footpath. The route connects Bear Mountain Parkway with Muirfield Place. A small grove of arbutus trees lies near the pathway. Most of the park land is covered with Scotch broom and other plants that grow on disturbed soils. Nichlaus Park, Nicklaus Park East, Hannington Park, Troon Park, Bear Mountain Bike Park, Highland Valley Trail, Skirt Mountain Trail, Canada Cup Trail, Natures Gate Park and Muirfield Park are nearby.

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Muirfield Place Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Nichlaus Drive. Turn left onto Nichlaus Drive then right onto Muirfield Place. The green space and footpath is on the right near the end of the road. There is limited parking along Muirfield Place.

Muirfield Park

Muirfield Park is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, BC. The one fifth of a hectare park is landscaped with grass and trees with much of the vegetation around the exposed bedrock left to grow. The park and nearby street refer to one of the oldest golf courses in Scotland, Muirfield, the Honorably Company of Edinburgh Golfers. Jack Nichlaus won his first, of an eventual grand slam, Open Championship hosted at Muirfield. Muirfield Place Green Spare, Hannington Park, Troon Park, Bear Mountain Bike Park, Highland Valley Trail, Skirt Mountain Trail, Canada Cup Trail, Nichlaus Park, Natures Gate Park and Hannington Park are nearby.

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Muirfield Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Nichlaus Drive. Turn left onto Nichlaus Drive then right onto Muirfield Place. The park is near intersection. There is limited parking along Muirfield Place.

Nicklaus Park East

Nicklaus Park East lies in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. Located on a steep northern slopes of Miniskirt Mountain, Nicklaus Park East is about one third of a hectare in size with a polygonal shape. The park is bordered by several residential homes. Douglas fir, cedar and arbutus trees are seen in the second growth forest in this park. They provide shade to ocean spray, salal, snowberry and scotch broom shrubs as well as ferns and moss. The gravel trail into the park is steep and eventually connects to trails in Natures Gate Park, Nicklaus Park and Miniskirt Mountain Park. Muirfield Park is across the road from the trail along Nicklaus Drive. A small sign shows the trail head which meanders through rocky outcrops coved with moss.

Geographic location N48° 28’25” W123°31’28”

Nicklaus Park East can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Nicklaus Drive. The trail to the park is near intersection of Nicklaus Drive and Bear Mountain Parkway. Further along Nicklaus Drive is the playground in Nicklaus Park. There is limited roadside parking.

Deerview Park

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A small forested oasis forms Deerview Park in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. With a view point to the southeast, a bench provides a place to rest near the intersection of Spirit Ridge Drive and Deerview Place. The park is partially landscaped with grass and several trees. In behind the bench is a small second growth forest that covers most of the one third of the hectare area that forms the parkland. This park is on a ridge of Miniskirt Mountain near Bear Mountain. Spirit Ridge Park, Quail’s Run Park, Bear Spirit Green Space, Players Park and Nature’ Gate Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’22” W123°31’20”

Deerview Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway, also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Players Drive. Turn left onto Players Drive then right onto Spirit Ridge Drive. Continue along Spirit Ridge Drive to reach Deerview Place. Turn right onto Deerview Place and look for the park at the corner. There is limited parking along Deerview Place.

Blue Grouse Plateau Park

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Blue Grouse Plateau Park is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, BC. The park is about one and half hectares in size with steep terrain. The trail into the park is accessed along the gravel trail near the storm water collection ponds. The trail continues into the park which is formed and protects part of the gully of Gardner Creek. The collection ponds drain through a series of gravel filtration beds and wetlands before reaching Gardner Creek, a tributary of Mill Stream. Mill Stream, or Millstream Creek as it is often called, is the main waterway in a watershed that starts in the Gowlland Tod range of the Highlands and includes seven lakes and numerous ponds. Mill Stream supports many organisms in its riparian and wetland areas as well as in the creek water such as salmon, trout, frogs and turtles. Blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) and sooty grouse (D. fuliginosus) may dwell in the second growth forests that line the gully of Gardner Creek; it also appears that the names are synonymous. Blue Grouse Plateau has a rough trail that slopes down through the second growth forest. Douglas fir and cedar trees are found along the slopes with several large weathered tree stumps. The footpath exits the parkland and continues to Bear Mountain Parkway to reach the road near the BMP Green Space. Players Drive Park is across the road. This is a great play to walk in your backyard.

Geographic location N48° 28’15” W123°31’4”

Blue Grouse Plateau Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Players Drive. Turn left onto Players Drive then left onto Blue Grouse Drive. The park is near the split cedar fencing that forms a partial border for the gravel collection ponds. There is limited parking along Blue Grouse Drive.

Players Drive Park

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