Tanzanita Park

Tanzanita Park 3

Tanzanita Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This grass covered park is on a quiet street with a good view to the east. The playground, while small, has equipment that resembles a jeep or wagon with a slide and several way ways to climb up to it. It is set a pebble base. There are no trees to provide shade over the playground. While the park borders on the railway track there is a chainlink fence that limits access down the steep slope to the track. A foopath from the turn-about leads down the slope near the railway track and continues eastward into Edwards Park to eventually connect with Chilco Road in View Royal, B.C. Nugget Park, Crystalview Elementary School Green Space, Ruby Court Park, Mill Hill Regional Park, Crystalview Park, Edwards Park, Country Terrace Park and the Galloping Goose Trail are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’8” W123°28’18”

 

Tanzanita Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn south onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn left onto Hoffman Avenue then right onto Winster Road and left onto Atkins Road. Each of these streets are about a block long. Continue along Atkins Road to reach Crystalview Drive which is at the four way stop. Follow Crystalview Drive to reach Tanzanita Place which lies to the right about a kilometer along the road. Turn onto Tanzanita Place and look for the park near the end of this cu-de-sac. City buses travel along Atkins Road.

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Crystalview Park

Crystalview Park

Crystalview Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The park lies along the road right of way for Crystalview Drive to connect with Ruby Court. It also encompasses much the steep slopes on the east side of Mill Hill. Fortunately the gravel connection is a pedestrian walkway up the steep slope. The pathway is about five hundred meters long. A short footpath of this pathway leads into Edwards Park, through an arbutus tree grove to some amazing views of Esquimalt Harbour and downtown Victoria as well as the snow capped peaks of the Olympics and Cascades mountains. This is a lovely place to watch a sunrise over the Capital Regional District, Salish Sea and coastal mountain ranges. Ruby Court Park, Mill Hill Regional Park, Crystalview Elementary School Green Space, Nugget Park, Tanzanita Park and the Galloping Goose Trail are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’19” W123°28’29”

Crystalview Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn south onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn left onto Hoffman Avenue then right onto Winster Road and left onto Atkin Road. Continue along Atkin Road to reach the four way stop and make a soft turn onto Crystalview Drive. Follow Crystalview Drive to the end. The park is on the left side of Atkins Road. The park can also be access from Ruby Court. There is limited roadside parking.

Ruby Court Park

Ruby Court Park 4

Ruby Court Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The park borders along Mill Hill Regional Park and Crystalview Elementary School Green Space. There is a steep ravine, which is bordered by a black chain link fence, so there are no footpaths to connect the parks. A small grass covered area lies along the roadway although the park is mostly rocky outcrops with small shrubs and mosses. Crystalview Park, Edwards Park, Mill Hill Regional Park, Crystalview Elementary School Green Space, Nugget Park, Tanzanita Park and the Galloping Goose Trail are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’11” W123°28’33”

Ruby Court Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn south onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn left onto Hoffman Avenue then right onto Winster Road and left onto Atkin Road. Continue along Atkin Road to reach the four way stop and make a soft turn onto Silverstop Way. Head up the hill on Silverstone Way and continue past the school yard. Turn left onto Ruby Court and look for the park between houses 2624 and 2636. Crystalview Park is across the road.