Crescent Green Space

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Crescent Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located close to the Chinese Cemetery and Trafalger Park, Crescent Green Space is a grass covered triangular shaped area on the corner of Crescent Road and Quimper Road. This traffic corner is about five hundred square meters and includes the bus stop that splits the green space. Quimper Park, the Abkhazi Gardens, Gonzales Hill Regional Park, Harling Point Green Space, Trafalger Park and Gonzales Beach Park, in Victoria, are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 24’ 32”  W123º 19’ 24”

Crescent 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 Foul Bay Road. Turn right onto Foul Bay Road and continue along Foul Bay Road to reach King George Terrace. Make a left turn then immediately turn right onto Crescent Road and follow to Quimper Street. The park is on the right on the corner.  There is limited street parking in this residential neighborhood.  City buses travel to this park.

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Carnarvon Park

Carnarvon Park is in the seaside community of Oak Bay which is part of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This park is a small multifaceted jewel in Oak Bay. In the late eighteen hundreds, this area was developed as the Willows horse racing track, presently, the park hosts two baseball diamonds, tennis courts, fenced hockey rink, water park, and other play areas. It is the perfect place for a family outing.  Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club and facilities are based here. There is a seasonal concession and washroom facilities. The Peter Pan Outdoor Water Park and Playground operates seasonally. A daycare operates out of the main buildings.

Geographical Location N48° 26′ 22″     W123° 19′ 02″

You can get to Carnarvon Park from Foul Bay Road.  Turn east onto Allenby, Townley, or Carnarvon Street.  There is limited off street parking.  Look for trails to Carnarvon Park between Henderson and Newton Streets.  A trail leads to Carrick Boulevard that provides quick access to the Foul Bay Road and Cadboro Bay Road junction. A couple of city buses travel by this park.

A.T. Gordon Memorial Park

A.T. Gordon Memorial Park is in the Happy Valley neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This park is the legacy of volunteer firefighter and gentle man who resided  in Langford: Mister Alexander Thomas Gordon. The park has baseball diamond with chain link fencing, a seasonal concession, picnic tables and washrooms. There is also a playground and walking trail along Nisbit Creek. The playground has some climbing apparatus, monkey bars and swings set on a wood chip base. The three hundred meter long walking trail is past the park toward the northeast corner. A few urban trees have been planted in this park including maple and oak. The wind row on the west side has blackberry bushes while the foot path is bordered by alder and cottonwood trees. There are some seasonal wetlands along the footpath and are protected by a short boardwalk and bridge. This park is labeled Valley View Park on some maps. The Galloping Goose Trail – Langford borders on this park.  Willing Park, Wild Ridge Park, Vitality Park, Linda Loma Park and the Southern Vancouver Island Rangers Green Space are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 24’34”  W123°32’18”

 

A.T. Gordon Memorial Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream exit and continue south to reach Veteran’s Memorial Parkway. Continue on the Parkway to reach Latoria Road. Turn right onto Latoria Road and continue to Happy Valley Road. Turn left onto Happy Valley Road and turn left onto Wild Ridge Way. AT Gordon Memorial P and baseball diamond are on the left where there is small parking area. City buses travel along Happy Valley Road.

Sun Estates Park

Sun Estates Park is in the Braemar Heights neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This park borders on southern slopes Lookout Lake Park, a swimming and fishing reservoir in Colwood, B.C.  This green space is on the western slope of Triangular Hill also called Triangle Mountain.  Rocky outcrops with cedar and Douglas fir are found in this steep area of Triangle Mountain on Southern Vancouver Island. Lookout Brook flows intermittently through this parkland supplied by overflow from Lookout Lake. The brook has a earth dam on the junction with the reservoir which was constructed in nineteen fifty eight for the forest protection services. The brook eventually connects with Pritchard Creek which flows into Bilston Creek and onward into Witty’s Lagoon and Juan de Fuca Strait. Sun Estates Park is a nature park with a rough gravel foot path that winds down though the Douglas fir forest grove. Havenwood Park, in Colwood, Sunhills Park, SunGrove Park, Desmond South Park, Desmond North Park and Ernhill Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 24’57”  W123°30’49”

 

Sun Estates Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream exit and continue along south to reach the Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn onto Sooke Road and take the first left onto Fulton Road. Continue onto Fulton Road and then left onto Sunheights Drive. Continue along Sunheights Drive to reach Sun Estates. Turn left onto Sun Estates and look for a two car parking area on the left. The trail is on the left of the parking area. There is limited roadside parking along Sunheights Drive or Sunestates Place. The park can also be access from Lookout Lake Park in Colwood. City buses travel along Sunheights Drive.

Ed Fisher Memorial Park

Ed Fisher Memorial Park is in the Happy Valley neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This one hectare park has a playground, chain-link fenced baseball diamond, an equipment building and walking pathways. The ball field is used seasonal by the Juan de Fuca Soccer Association for soccer games. The playground is separated from the ball field by the parking area. Its play equipment includes a pair of swings of which one is baby seat. A low wooden climbing platform has stairs, monkey bars and a pair of slides that lead to the wood chip base. A rocking toy completes the play area. There are picnic tables, benches and bleachers also found at the park which are shaded in the morning by the tall Douglas fir trees near Isabell Green Space. A few more tall trees are seen along the southern border of the parkland. Ed Fisher Memorial Park is surrounded by private homes in a quiet neighborhood. This park was named after the son the early pioneering family from England who homesteaded and taught in Happy Valley during the eighteen hundred and seventies. Weaver Park, Ernhill Park, Isabell Green Space, Sedgwick Park, Happy Valley Elementary School Green Space, Luxton Park, Fisher’s Pond Park and Glen Lake Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 25’49”  W123°31’25”

 

Ed Fisher Memorial Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream exit and continue along south to reach the Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn onto Sooke Road and continue along to reach Happy  Valley Road. Turn left onto Happy Valley Road then left onto Isabell Avenue. This road is intersected by the parking area for the park.  There is limited roadside parking this area. City buses travel along Sooke Road and Happy Valley Road.

Tanzanita Park

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Tanzanita Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This grass covered park is on a quiet street with a good view to the east. The playground, while small, has equipment that resembles a jeep or wagon with a slide and several way ways to climb up to it. It is set a pebble base. There are no trees to provide shade over the playground. While the park borders on the railway track there is a chainlink fence that limits access down the steep slope to the track. A foopath from the turn-about leads down the slope near the railway track and continues eastward into Edwards Park to eventually connect with Chilco Road in View Royal, B.C. Nugget Park, Crystalview Elementary School Green Space, Ruby Court Park, Mill Hill Regional Park, Crystalview Park, Edwards Park, Country Terrace Park and the Galloping Goose Trail are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’8” W123°28’18”

 

Tanzanita Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn south onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn left onto Hoffman Avenue then right onto Winster Road and left onto Atkins Road. Each of these streets are about a block long. Continue along Atkins Road to reach Crystalview Drive which is at the four way stop. Follow Crystalview Drive to reach Tanzanita Place which lies to the right about a kilometer along the road. Turn onto Tanzanita Place and look for the park near the end of this cu-de-sac. City buses travel along Atkins Road.

Nugget Park

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Nugget Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. There are post boxes at the base of the park with landscaped split-cedar fencing, grass and street trees. The exposed granite and metamorphic rocks are topped with arbutus trees and small Douglas fir trees. This steep park lies on one tenth of a hectare and has enticement for free climbing with its rocky slopes. Of course this is prohibited. The view from the top of the park, access from Goldstone Heights, is of the peaks in the Sea to Sea Regional Park Reserve and Mount Wells Regional Park which lie to the west. Ruby Court Park, Mill Hill Regional Park, Crystalview Elementary School Green Space, Crystalview Park, Edwards Park, Tanzanita Park and the Galloping Goose Trail are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’6” W123°28’32”

 

Nugget Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn south onto Veterans Memorial Parkway. Turn left onto Hoffman Avenue then right onto Winster Road and left onto Atkin Road. At the four way stop, make a soft turn onto Silverstone Way and continue up the hill past the school yard to the junction of Nugget Terrace with Ruby Court. Turn left to continue a short distance up the hill along Ruby Court. The park is behind the post boxes which are on the right side of the road. City busses travel along Atkins Road.