Dorset Devon Green Space

 

Dorset Devon Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space is a pedestrian friendly pathway between Dorset and Devon roads. The concrete walkway is about twenty meters long and lined by the wood fence and hedges of the neighboring properties. There is a metal barrier that limits access onto the pathway from Dorset Road. This green space is near Uplands Park. Camas Trail and Willows Beach Park area nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 29”  W123º 18’ 20”

Dorest Devon Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue along Lansdown Road to reach Nottingham Road and take the immediate left onto Devon Road. The walkway is in the turnabout or end of Devon Road. There is limited street parking. City buses travel along Nottingham Road.

Midland Connector Green Space

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Midland Connector Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This green space is a pedestrian friendly pathway from the north side of Midland to the south side of Midland Road. A twenty meter long concrete sidewalk link Midland Road. The sidewalk continues the length of this three thousandth block of Midland Road. Several trees and shrubs fill the grass covered area of the rest of area. This green space borders along Uplands Park. Camas Trail and Willows Beach Park area nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 33”  W123º 18’ 13”

Midland Connector Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue along Lansdowne Road to reach Midland Road. Turn right and continue to the end of road. There is street parking. City buses travel along Beach Drive periodically.

Haynes Park

Haynes Park is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. The rock and cobble beach that borders the seashore of Haynes Park is a favorite for bird watchers. A concrete staircase leads to the rocky beach.  The waters are part of Oak Bay, the large area of water that forms the sheltered area west of Mary Tod Islet in the Salish Sea. The sheltered bay is filled with moored boats and other vessels that are moored to the docks of Oak Bay Marina.  Many of the vessels provide usable platforms for blue herons to display their patience while fishing.  The park lawn is interspersed with Garry Oak trees.  A swing set, park benches, and beach accesses, including a limited access boat ramp, are also found in the park.  Glenlyon School playground is near the school’s boathouse off the north end of Haynes Park. This park was named for Arthur Edward Haynes a former accountant, real estate agent and an alderman of the inaugural Oak Bay Council in nineteen o’six. A couple of benches, a picnic table and water fountain on found here. Oak Bay Green Space, Willows’ Beach Park and Windsor Park are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 35”  W123º 18’ 27”

Haynes Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Turn right at the traffic lights on to Cadboro Bay Road. Turn left off Cadboro Bay Road onto Bowker Avenue. Follow Bowker to reach Beach Drive. Turn left onto Beach Drive and look for Haynes Park near the junction with Beresford Place. There is limited street parking. City buses travel along Beach Drive periodically.

Surrey Green Space

Surrey Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of the thirteen regions in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. A grassy area leads to bench that overlooks the rocky shore of the Salish Sea. A pedestrian footpath leads landscaped bushes to the rocky beach. Overlooking Discovery and Chatham islands, a six step concrete staircase leads to the large rocks that form the beach at Surrey Green Space. Uplands Park and Loon Bay Park are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 26’ 28”  W123º 17’ 38”

Surrey Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue to the end of Lansdowne and turn right onto Beach Drive. Follow Beach Drive to reach Surrey Road which will be on the left. Turn onto Surrey Road and continue to the turn-a-bout at the end. The pathway is just past the utility structures. There is limited street parking. City buses travel along Beach Drive periodically.