Jamie Green Space

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Jamie Green Space is a gravel foot path leads from Jamie Place to Lake Ida Ann Park in Langford, B.C. The sixty meter long trail slopes from the cul-de-sac down along a rock lined creekbed to the park. The trail is shaded by several large trees. A pleasant two kilometer stroll is from this green space, around Lake Ida Ann to the trail through Ashley Green Space, north along Millstream Road to Sparrow Green Space and back along the streets in this quiet neighborhood.

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Jamie Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and continue to the log house pub. Turn left onto Treanor Avenue and right onto Misty Lane. Take the next right onto Jamie Place and look for the discrete trail between homes 209 and 217. There is limited parking in this area.

Lake Ida Ann Park

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Lake Ida Ann Park is in the Bear Mountain – Florence Lake neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This small manmade lake lies within the Gardner Creek drainage which is part of the Mill Stream watershed. The park is about a hectare in size with a gravel footpath along the shoreline. The four hundred meter pathway is partial forested with alder, ocean spray with small arbutus, willow, cedar and spruce trees. Along the trail, there are picturesque views of the two fountains used to aerating the shallow water. Several benches and picnic tables are found along the lake shore although this is not a lake for swimming as it rather shallow. A wooden pedestrian bridge passes over a seasonal creek near the trail to Jamie Place. The east end of the lake is dammed by concrete bags and a culvert to maintain the water level. This lake is stock annually with seventy-five trout by the government’s environment branch. The expectation is that the fish will be hooked by young novice fishers. Pathways from both Jamie Place and Ashley Place connect to the lake trail. A pleasant two kilometer stroll is around Lake Ida Ann to the trail through Ashley Green Space, north along Millstream Road to Sparrow Green Space and back along the streets in this quiet neighborhood to reach the trail at Jamie Place. Lakewood Elementary School Green Space, Setchfield Park and Camli Green Space are nearby.

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Ida Ann Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and continue to the log house pub. Turn left onto Treanor Avenue and look to the right for the roadside parking area. Buses travel along Treanor Ave.

Ashley Green Space

Ashley Green Space is a gravel footpath in the Millstream – Florence Lake neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The one hundred and seventy meter long pathway connects Millstream Road to Ashley Place. The pathway borders on several residential homes. Himalayan blackberry bushes are abundant along the trail which is shaded by Douglas fir, cedar and arbutus trees. Gardner Creek flows from Lake Ida Ann along a portion of Ashley Green space. This creek connects with Mill Stream. A pleasant two kilometer stroll is from this green space, around Lake Ida Ann to the trail through Jamie Green Space, along the streets in this quiet neighborhood to Sparrow Green Space then south along Millstream Road to return to Ashley Place.

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Ashley Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and look for the trail access between homes 2272 and 2276. There is no parking along Millstream Road. Alternatively, turn west onto Treanor Avenue then right onto Ashley Place and look for the trailhead between homes 222 and 213. There is limited roadside parking this area which is right beside Lake Ida Ann Park.

Sparrow Green Space

Sparrow Green Space is a gravel footpath in the Millstream – Florence Lake neighborhood of Langford, B.C. A pleasant two kilometer stroll is from this green space, south along Millstream Road to Ashley Green Space then around Lake Ida Ann to the trail through Jamie Green Space and back along the streets in this quiet neighborhood.

This park is near All Fun Recreation Green Space and Goldie Park.

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Sparrow Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and look for the trail between homes 2260 and 2262 Millstream Road. There is limited parking along Millstream Road. Alternatively, turn off Millstream Road west onto Treanor Avenue and continue along to Misty Way. Turn right onto Misty Way, right onto Flicker Lane to reach Sparrow Court. Look for the trail access between homes 2387 and 2391. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Arngask Park

Arngask Park is in the Florence Lake – Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This wetland park is surrounded by residential homes, many whom use it as a garden refuse site, and a buffer of trees and shrubs. Douglas fir, cedar and alder trees grow along the shores of the shallow waters. Oceanspray, snow berries and blackberry bushes fill in parts of the six thousand square meters, in an unusual polygonal shape, that form the parkland. A forty meter long gravel trail leads into the park from near the junction of Arngask Avenue and Whisperwind Place. There is a one hundred and fifty meter long concrete pathway into the park from along Echo Valley Drive which connects to Graphite Place. The pathway is fenced with a black metal fence. This park connects to Ironwood Place near the blue water reservoirs. Setchfield Park, Stonegate Park, Ironwood Park and Shaw Park are nearby. As an aside, Arngask is a parish in Scotland in the counties of Kinoss, Perth and Fife.

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Arngask 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 Echo Valley Drive. Turn onto Echo Valley Drive and continue along the concrete pathway between 2371 and 2367 Echo Valley Drive. The park can also be access from the corner of Arngask Ave and Whisperwind Place as well as from between 1022 and 1014 Graphite Place and along Ironwood near the water reservoir towers. There is limited roadside parking in this neighborhood.

Rockhampton Park

Rockhampton Park hosts a playground and is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. Located on the pea gravel base is a large tower with a staircase and slide. The climb to the tower can be done using the stairs or a spiral pole. A single spinable pole and a tipping wave complete the play area. There are several well placed benches along the concrete that surrounds the playground. This park is partially fenced with a black aluminum fence. There are several trees that provide shade over the benches and grass covered areas in the park. Nicklaus Rockhampton Green Space, Nature’s Gate Park, Nicklaus Park, Navigators Green Space and Miniskirt Park are nearby. Geographic location N48° 28’12” W123°31’40” Rockhampton 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 onto Nicklaus Drive and continue along turn right onto Rockhampton Drive. The park is near the turnabout at the end of the road. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Nicklaus Rockhampton Green Space

Nicklaus Rockhampton Green Space is a seventy-five meter long pedestrian access between two roads. Located in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C., the concrete foot path leads to the small playground called Rockhampton Park. The pathway connects to trails in Nature’s Gate Park which lies across Nicklaus Drive. Rockhampton Park and Nicklaus Park are nearby.

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Nicklaus Rockhampton 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 Nicklaus Drive. Turn onto Nicklaus Drive and continue along and look for pathway on the right as the road continues to climb. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Spirit Player Green Space

Spirit Player Green Space is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C.

This small green oasis is at the junction of Players Drive with Spirit Ridge Drive. It provides a pleasant change of scenery while strolling between the parks in this neighborhood. Players Park, Spirit Ridge Park, Blue Grouse Plateau Park and Rockhampton Park are nearby.

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Spirit Player 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 Players Drive. Turn onto Players Drive and continue along to reach the southern junction with Spirit Ridge Park where the green space is found. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Navigators Green Space

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Navigators Green Space is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This green space has gravel access trail that leads into Nature’s Gate Park. The trail is near the summit of Miniskirt Mountain, a peak originally about three hundred and eleven meters. The view from the summit is wonderful, although its forested area has been reduced to bedrock for house construction. Nature’s Gate Park, Deerview Park, Nicklaus Park and Spirit Ridge Park are nearby.

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Navigators 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 Players Drive. Turn left onto Players Drive then right onto Spirit Ridge Drive. Continue along Spirit Ridge Drive to reach Nature’s Gate. Navigators Place is the first roadway on the left along Nature’s Gate. The access trail is at the end of the road where there is limited parking.

Nature’s Gate Park

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Nature’s Gate Park is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. It lies on the northwestern slope of MiniSkirt Mountain which was once three-hundred and eleven meters high. This four hectare parkland is surrounded by residential homes with views of Bear Mountain Golf Resort with Mount Finlayson providing the background to the west. The view to the east is of Mount Baker part of the Coastal Mountains in Washington State and the communities of View Royal, Saanich and Victoria are to the north and east. The gravel foot path from Nicklaus Park leads to a well trodden dirt and gravel trail that traverses back and forth over the steep slopes west side of Miniskirt Mountain. There are groves of arbutus, Douglas fir and cedar trees along the pathway. Take care to remain on the switchback trail and use the frequently staircases made of rock (and partially covered with moss) to maintain the integrity of the park. The steep slopes in this park and sparse understory make for pleasant walk through a second growth forest. This is a unique urban forest lies below the clear-cut housing landscape on the summit of Miniskirt Mountain. This park borders on Nicklaus Park and Nicklaus Park East. Rockhampton Park and Navigators Green Space are nearby.

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Nature’s Gate 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 Nature’s Gate. The access trail is at the end of the road where there is limited parking. The park can also be access from trails along Nicklaus Drive, the footpath in Nicklaus Park and from Navigators Green Space.