Veteran’s Memorial Park

Veteran’s Memorial Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of downtown Langford, B.C. Located on the corner of Goldstream Ave and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, this three thousand four hundred and eighty square meter park has amenities for everyone. The playground has unique climbing hexagons and stands near the play set that has stairs, ladders and bars to reach the platform with a slide. The playground is set on rubber matting that has been colored blue and black. The namesake for the park is the cenotaph with seven foot tall sheet draped statue of “Canada” which is a replica of the Vimy Ridge statute of a weeping mother. “Canada” was commissioned by Derek Rowe in two thousand and one. Cedar and pine trees shade the rectangular water fountain and a wooden covered bandstand gazebo. Benches line the plaza of the parkland near the cenotaph while rhododendrons and smaller shrubs line the trees and cedar hedges shelter the park from the busy streets. There are several donated benches including one that hosts sculptures of the local legion president Harry Groom sitting on the bench showing a poppy to a youngster. This is one of six bronze artworks created by Derek Rowe for the beautification of downtown Langford. This park also hosts a water spray park, a seasonal toilet, grass covered areas with concrete and brick walkways though the landscaped. Royal Colwood Golf Club, Veteran’s Memorial Parkway Park, Danbrooke Park, Crossroads Park, Windman Park and the Trans Canada Trail – Langford are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 26’48” W123° 29’ 43”

 

Veteran’s Memorial Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road/Veterans Memorial Parkway and head south to reach Goldstream Avenue. Turn left and then make the first right turn onto Aldwynd Road and look for the park on the right. There is limited roadside parking this area and a small parking lot along Aldwynd Road. City buses travel along Goldstream Avenue and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.

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Crossroad Park

Crossroad Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, British Columbia. This landscape park has an outdoor art sculpture and flag poles along the brick and concrete walkways. Both the Trans Canada Trail and E&N Railway track pass along the south side of park. Crossroad Park is in front of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Station located at the end of Atkins Road. The sign “Welcome to Downtown Langford” is seen in this park. Windman Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Mill Hill Regional Park, Wagar Green Space and Savory Elementary School Green Space are near by.

Geographic location N48° 26’51” W123° 29’42”

 

Crossroad Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road/Veterans Memorial Parkway and head south to reach Hoffman Avenue turn left onto Hoffman then right onto and then right onto Atkins Road. Continue to the end of the road to the turnabout. The park is located along the turnabout. There is street parking in the area. City buses travel along Atkins Road, Goldstream Avenue and VMP.

Wagar Green Space (Millstream Road)

This green space is formed by the meridian between Veteran’s Memorial Parkway and Millstream Road in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. There is a twenty meter concrete pathway with a bench that connects across the landscaped and well maintained meridian. Crossroads Park, Savory Elementary School Green Space, Trans Canada Trail – Langford, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Mill Hill Regional Park and Windman Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’1” W123° 29’42”

 

Wagar Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road/Veterans Memorial Parkway and make an immediate left turn onto Millstream Road (parallels VMP). Continue along until the road turns left onto Wagar Avenue. The pathway is on the right and connects toward the shops and stores along VMP. City buses travel along Millstream/Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.

Windman Park

Windman Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The playground in this park is set on pea-gravel and has several climbable ways to reach a platform with a slide. There are also monkey bars to swing across. The park has a couple of tall Douglas fir trees to the southeast and is surrounded by family houses. Crossroads Park, Savory Elementary School Green Space, Trans Canada Trail – Langford, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Mill Hill Regional Park and Wagar Green Space are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’15” W123° 29’31”

 

Windman Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn off Hwy1 onto Millstream Road/Veterans Memorial Parkway to head south onto VMP. Take the first left turn onto Millstream Road which parallels VMP. Continue along until the road curves left onto Wagar Ave which crosses over Winster Road. At the junction with Windman Lane, Wagar Ave becomes Windman Court. City buses travel along Millstream/Veteran’s Memorial Parkway.