Hansen Park

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Hansen Park is a small wetland area in the Thetis Heights neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The western side of the park has steep slopes while a small shallow aerated lake, Hansen Lake, takes up most of the area in the park. Most of the park is bordered by private homes. Tall western red cedar trees provide shade over the park. A gravel footpath circles the lake, two hundred and fifty meters around, and connects to Rockcliffe Place, about one hundred and thirty meters from Hansen Avenue. The pathway is frequented by dog walkers and pedestrians. At about half a hectare in size this park is a great place to explore in your backyard. There are several benches in the park. Waterfowl and other animals enjoy the natural areas of the park. Rose bushes, cedar trees, cedar hedges, big leaf maple, alder, oceanspray, salal and ferns cover much of the land areas while sedges, grasses, spirea, and willows are found along the shoreline of the lake. Carmanah Place Green Space, Sunkist Park, Thetis Lake Park, Gourman Park, Millstream Creek Trail, Bellamy Park TCH, Tacon Park and Selwyn Trail are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’49” W123°29’15”

Hansen Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and continue to the log house pub and turn right onto Treanor Avenue and turn right on to Bellamy Road. Then right again onto Hansen Avenue and look for the park on the left near home 482. There is parking near the lake. City buses travel along Treanor Avenue.

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Evelyn Heights Francis View Green Space

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A concrete footpath connects Evelyn Heights to Francis View Drive in View Royal, B.C., forms this green space. While the eighty meter long pathway is bordered by a chain-link fence, shore pine trees and hedges provide shade and color to the pathway. This path is frequented by hikers, dog walkers and other people who enjoy the views to the south. Evelyn Heights Park, with a playground, and Francis View Park, a nature park with a view, are both up the hill. Craigflower Creek Park and Thetis Lake Park are near by.

 

Geographical location N48° 27’ 58” W123° 26’ 58”

 

Evelyn Heights Francis View Green Space can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway or Hwy 1. Exit onto Burnside Road West using exit #10 and follow the curve to the right. At the intersection with Watkiss Way, turn left onto Watkiss Way. Turn immediately right onto Francis View Drive and look for the footpath between homes 2318 and 2320 or along between homes 2317 and 2319 along Evelyn Heights. There is limited street parking. A city bus travels along Watkiss Way.