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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Carmanah Place Green Space

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Carmanah Place Green Space is a narrow linear area that is about ninety meters long in the Thetis Heights neighborhood of Langford, B.C. There is a gravel pathway that runs the length of the green space which connects Carmanah Place to Phelps Avenue. The route is lined by chain link fencing and grass. This pathway across from the trail to Thetis Lake Park on Phelps Road. Thetis Lake Park, Hansen Park and Gourman Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’ 60” W123°29’13” at Carmanah Place

Carmanah Place Green Space 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 continue along the road to turn left onto Carmanah Place. The trail access is between 209 and 210 in the cul-de-sac and between homes 495 and 491 along Phelps Ave. There is limited parking along Carmanah Place and even less along Phelps Road. City buses travel along Treanor Avenue.

Goldie Park

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Goldie Park is in the Thetis Heights neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The park is about half a hectare in size with a playground that was built with support from the Kinsmen Club in the year two thousand. The play area is partially surrounded by a chain-link fence and concrete walkway. A pea-gravel base lies under the paired toddler and child swings. The swings are next to the wooden playset that is designed for toddlers. A ramp leads to the bright yellow tunnel that is beside blue and white tic-tac-toe tiles. There are also a couple of steps up to the tower which can be exited using the yellow slide. This park has a few places that are good for parkour too. There are picnic tables and benches near the playground. Goldie Trail is a wide footpath about fifty meters further along Goldie Road. It follows the stream to the unique riveted steel bridge that crosses over Mill Stream. The gravel trail on the left side of the park leads to Mill Stream Creek Park. A long board walk and wooden foot bridge allow access across Mill Stream. This gravel trail continues south toward the Millstream Elementary School Green Space and Treanor Road. Kestrel Rason Green Space, Thetis Lake Park, Haley Rae Place Green Space, Peacock Place Green Space, Bellamy Park, Gourman Park, Millstream Creek Trail and Park are nearby. Well shaded by tall cottonwood and cedar trees, Goldie Park is a great place to explore in your backyard.

Geographic location N48° 28’66” W123°29’49”

Goldie Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and continue to Treanor Avenue, where the log house pub lies on the corner. Turn right onto Treanor Avenue then make a left turn onto Bellamy Road. Continue up the hill to reach Goldie Avenue then turn left. There is parking near the playground at 649 Goldie Avenue. City buses travel along Bellamy Avenue and Phelps Road.

Gourman Park

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At almost a hectare in size, the polygonal shaped Gourman Park shares its east border with Thetis Lake Regional Park. It is also shares it perimeter with several single family homes in this Thetis Heights neighborhood of Langford, B.C. There is a trail that connects with the Phelps Road Trail in Thetis Lake Park and then up to a small parking area off Phelps Road. There are several coniferous and deciduous trees in this park as well as a lovely grove of arbutus trees. Himalayan blackberries (Rubus armeniacus) and scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius) found along the steep slopes of the parkland. Kestrel Rason Green Space, Thetis Lake Park, Haley Rae Place Green Space, Peacock Place Green Space, Goldie Park, Millstream Creek Trail and Bellamy Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’11” W123°29’7”

Gourman 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 Road then left onto Bellamy Road. Take the second right onto Gourman Place and continue to the end of the road.

Thetis Lake Regional Park – Langford

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Thetis Lake Regional Park – Langford