Heddle Park

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Heddle Park is a narrow park with Douglas fir and Garry oak trees in View Royal, B.C.  A chainlink fence lies along the ridge that overlooks the fire station. This station house is along the Island Highway. The foot path through the fifteen hundred square meter park is partially paved and connects Heddle Road to the Island Highway. This park may have been named for Edwin Heddle, a banker who arrived in Victoria in the early nine hundreds. The park is close to Newstead Park, Tovey Cove Green Space, Lilmkiln Cove Green Space, View Royal Park, Fort Victoria Green Space, Via Rail Trail and Helmcken Corner Park.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 25” W123° 26’ 40”

Heddle Park can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto the Helmcken Road and continue past the Island Highway. Turn right onto View Royal Avenue then right onto Heddle Road. The trail into the park is at the end of this end of the Heddle Road. There is limited roadside parking. City buses travel along the Island Highway.

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Newstead Park

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Newstead Park is landscaped park about one tenth of a hectare in View Royal, B.C. It contains a grass covered area shaded by a tall Douglas fir and hemlock trees. There is a playground with swings, slides and a climbing apparatus on a pea gravel base. The picnic table is near the low granite rock wall that can make a challenging climb. The park is in single family home area of View Royal, B.C. Heddle Park and Tovey Cove Green Space are nearby.

Geographical location N48° 27’ 22” W123° 26’ 44”

Newstead Park can be accessed from the Trans Canada Highway, Hwy1. Exit onto the Helmcken Road and continue across the Island Highway. Turn right onto View Royal Avenue then right onto Heddle Road. The park is on the left along Heddle Road. There is limited roadside parking. City buses travel along the Island Highway.