All Fun Recreation Park Green Space

All Fun Recreation Park  7 All Fun Recreation Park Langford 3

This outdoor recreation area has mini golf, go karts and batting cages as well as a seventy five camping sites for recreation vehicles and tents in Langford, B.C. While the facilities for All Fun are user pay, there are five picnic tables on a small grassy area near the batting cages. This green space is beside the riparian area that provides shade to Mill Stream. The stream meanders and divides the two large parking lots. Mill Stream, or Millstream Creek as it is often called, is the main waterway in a watershed that starts in the Gowlland Tod range of the Highlands and includes seven lakes and numerous ponds. It flows into the waters of Price Bay in Esquimalt Harbour which is part of the Salish Sea. The oval racing track called Western Speedway, established in nineteen fifty-four, lies to the north of All Fun Park. Immediately north of the racetrack is the dirt circuit and facility of the Westshore Motocross. The Westshore Alliance Church is located at the end of one the west parking lot while the Canada Safety Council building is found at the other. Chow-Nicoll Park in the Highlands, Sparrow Crescent Green Space, Thetis Lake Regional Park, Goldie Park and Trail are nearby. This green space makes for an good outing after a day at the park.

Geographic location N48° 28’19” W123°30’7”

All Fun Recreation Park Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and continue past the log house pub. Look for the signs for the go-carts and mini golf and make a right turn onto Horden Road. This road appears very wide as it enters the big paved parking lot in front of the church. Continue along toward the batting cages to the right, just past the bridge to the second parking area. The camping area is further to the right once you cross over the bridge. City buses travel to this park from Millstream Road.

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Chow-Nicoll Park

Chow-Nicoll Park forms the riparian area of a portion of Millstream Creek. At about one and half hectares, this park is a natural parkland along the ravine of Millstream Creek. The rough trail is amongst the sword and licorice ferns, Oregan grape, salal covered by the canopy of second growth trees. Some of the trees in this area include Western red cedars, big lead maple and Douglas-fir trees. Arbutus and grand fir trees are also seen along the natural trail.

You can get to Chow-Nicoll Park by taking Exit 14 northward off the TransCanada Highway. Stay on Millstream Road until you pass into the Highlands from Langford; there should be a district sign that indicates the boundary. The park is located off of the junctions of Millstream Road with both River Road and Hanington Road. There is limited parking along Hanington Road just before the bridge.