Willway Elementary School Green Space

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Located within the Sooke School District #62, Willway Elementary School yard is in Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The green space that forms the school grounds has two playground areas, several benches and picnic tables. The two and half hectare green space is available outside of school hours. The front of the shcool building has some picnic tables near the grove of pine trees, possibly white pines. Also near the parking area, at the front of the school, is a asphalt area for sports such as hockey, as well as a small monkey bar set and swing set. The second playground has swings and a climbing platform that has a slide. It lies near the asphalt basketball court and hopscotch grids around the back of the school building. A small fenced garden area hosts several edible plants. Most of the school ground is a large open grass field used for sports like soccer, field hockey, baseball or running events. The green space is surrounded by chain link fencing, that border along private homes, except at the trails for Lakehurst Green Space, Robalee Green Space and the two Santana Green Spaces. This is great place to visit in your backyard. Gold Stream Provincial Park, Mt Wells Regional Park, Harlequin Park, Goldstream Meadows Park, Langford Lake Park and several green spaces are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’27” W123°32’58”

Willway Elementary School Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the Westshore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Turn left onto Mt Wells Drive and look for the school at 2930. There is limited roadside parking this area and the school parking area is often gated.

Lakehurst Green Space

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Lakehurst Green Space is in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. Consisting of a thirty meter long pathway between Lakehurst Drive and Willway Elementary School Green Space, this green space has several small shrubs and trees growing along its north side. The south side of the gravel and grass foot path is bordered by a three tree stumps and a chain link fence. This trail is part of a lovely walk though the Goldstream neighborhood and is frequented by  walkers, hikers and dog walkers. The trail connects with the pathway through Lakehurst Park and Ann Pond Park. Lakehurst Park, Ann Pond Park, Turner’s Bog Park, Willway Elementary School Green Space, Santana Green Spaces, Robalee Green Space, Harlequin Park and Cressida Park, Goldstream Provincial Park, Irwin Ponds Park and Mt Wells Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’29” W123°32’47”

Lakehurst Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Once on Sooke Lake Road make a left turn onto Wells Drive then another left onto Lakehurst Drive. The trail to the park is between homes 2799 and 2829. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Lakehurst Park

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Lakehurst Park is in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. A gravel foot path through this park connects Amy Road, and through Amy Pond Park, with Lakehurst Drive. There are several small shrubs and a couple of tall trees grow along the hundred meter trail in this parkland. Amy Pond Park, Turner’s Bog Park, Lakehurst Green Space, Willway Elementary School Green Space, Gold Stream Provincial Park, Mt Wells Regional Park, Harlequin Park, Goldstream Meadows Park, Langford Lake Park and several green spaces are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’29” W123°32’47”

Lakehurst Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. Continue along to turn left onto Wells Drive then turn left onto Lakehurst Drive. The trail to the park is between homes 2816 and 2812. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Amy Pond Park

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Amy Pond Park is in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The shallow pond, fenced with a tall chain link fence, drains toward Turner’s Bog and is part of the Langford Lake wetlands. There is a one hundred meter gravel foot path that connects into the quiet residential area from Amy Road. Himalayan blackberries, snowberries and a few other shrubs grow in this parkland. The park borders along Turner’s Bog Park which lies to the south and Lakehurst Park which lies to the north and west. Gold Stream Provincial Park, Mt Wells Regional Park, Harlequin Park, Goldstream Meadows Park, Langford Lake Park and several green spaces are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’30” W123°32’42”

Amy Pond Park Turner’s Bog can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and make a right onto Amy Road to pass the gas station. Continue along Amy Road which merges with Sooke Lake Road. The trail into the park is at the pedestrian crossing over Amy Road near the large Sysco warehouse and fenced pond. There is limited roadside parking this area.

Turner’s Bog Park

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Turner’s Bog Park is in the Goldstream neighborhood of Langford, B.C. As shallow wetland area that drains toward Langford Lake to connect with Langford Creek, Turner’s Bog has several wetland shrubs, sedges and rushes along its shoreline. The wetlands were formed as a glacial depression called a kettle lake. Langford Creek is part of the Goldstream River watershed. There are few taller trees found near the wetlands too. This park borders on Amy Pond Park which lies to the north and is surrounded by a warehouse for Sysco, a food service distribution company, the West Shore Parkway and Kettle Lake Drive. Amy Pond Park, Lakehurst Park, Gold Stream Provincial Park, Mt Wells Regional Park, Harlequin Park, Goldstream Meadow West Shore Park, Goldstream Meadows Park, Langford Lake Park and several green spaces are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’17” W123°32’32”

Turner’s Bog Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the Westshore Parkway and continue along the roadway past the traffic circle. The parkland is on the right just before Kettle Lake Drive. There is limited roadside parking this area. There is a geocashe near this park.

Four Points Sheraton Victoria Gateway Hotel Green Space

A private and wonderful grass covered area lies beside the parking area for the Four Point Sheraton Victoria Gateway Hotel in Langford, B.C. This landscaped green space makes a terrific green space for the hotel and the Florence Lake Millstream neighborhood. While the area is limited for use by patrons of the hotel, the lawn is a great spot to stretch and walk while on a jaunt when visiting this the neighborhood. Citation Green Space, Cavalcade Green Space, Cavalcade Park and Florence Lake Strachan Trail are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’29” W123°30’17”

The Four Points Sheraton Victoria Gateway Hotel Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the Millstream Road Exit and follow the road to turn westward onto McCallum Road and continue past the Home Depot and Costco stores. The green space is on the left beside the parking area for the hotel.

Trans Canada Highway Pedestrian Green Space

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The two kilometer pedestrian walkway along McCallum and Leigh roads, south of Florence Lake, connects the north and south neighborhoods of Langford, B.C. The Trans Canada Highway Pedestrian Green Space was formed with the road construction for the Bear Mountain housing projects that created a bridge for pedestrians and vehicles over the highway. The walkway is along a concrete sidewalk that parallels the roadways. A tall barrier fence thwarts humans from crossing the highway at the original intersection for Spencer Road. The green space that parallels McCallum Road to the junction with Leigh Road has several tall Douglas fir trees in the forest areas while boulevard was planted with maple and horsechestnut trees. The pathway continues over the TCH along Leigh Road, past Spencer’s Pond Park, to reach Goldstream Avenue. The route can reached from Springboard Place and the Florence Lake Strachan Trail.

Geographic location N48° 27’21” W123°30’56” at Savory Road junction

Trans Canada Highway Pedestrian Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at McCallum/Savory Road/Brock Road Exit (#15) and follow the road to turn west then north onto McCallum Road. The Shell Service Station is at this junction besides a Subway and office building. The road curves around a wetland area of Florence Lake and head up a slight slope to reach the junction with Savory Road. Turn right onto Savory Road where there is limited roadside parking this area. The pedestrian pathway parallels McCallum Road.