Leigh Beach Park

Leigh Rd beach park Langford

Leigh Beach Park is in the Langford Lake area of Langford, B.C. This small waterfront park has washrooms, playground, picnic tables and benches. The playground has rubber matting under the climbing and swinging apparatus. A small grass covered area is on a low plateau overlooking the beach and playground where a few Douglas fir, arbutus and small shrubs remain. There is room to launch a personal watercraft like a kayak, board, or canoe from the beach area. A thirty meter boardwalk, part of the Ed Nixon Trail, lies along the road on the south side of the parkland. Seasonally a small raft is anchored off shore and used as a swimming platform. The park is right beside the Ed Nixon Trail, which lies mostly in Langford Lake Park. Langford Lake Park, Le Quesne Park, Flute Lane Park, City Center Park,  Belmont Secondary School Green Space, Glen Lake Park, Westhills Park and Irwin Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 26’39”  W123°31’34”

 

Leigh Road Beach Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Leigh Road exit and continue along to turn right onto Goldstream Avenue. Continue on Leigh Road and look for a gravel parking area on the left. The park is about twenty meters further along the road. Alternatively use Langford Parkway, accessed from Jacklin Road, and park in several of the parking areas for the City Center Park and Goudy Park. There is limited roadside parking near the beach. City buses travel along Goldstream Avenue and Langford Parkway.

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Le Quesne Park

Le Quesne Park is in the Langford Lake area of Langford, B.C. This small waterfront park has a sign and a wooden arch that marks the gravel pathway. Strolling along the one hundred and thirty meter long pathway brings you to a twenty meter wide section of the lake shore. This area of the lake is rather muddy although the cottonwood and alder trees provide ample shade.  Seasonally the park becomes part of the wetlands of Langford Lake as the outflow for the lake was once toward Colwood Creek and Glen Lake. The berm for the railway changed the drainage of the lake in the mid nineteen thirties. At the moment, dogs are allowed in this park in the winter months. Leigh Beach Park, Flute Lane Park, Langford Lake Park with Ed Nixon Trail, Goudy Park, Belmont Secondary School Green Space, Westhills Park, Irwin Park, Centennial Park, Spencer Middle School Green Space, Shelby Park, Glen Lake Park and City Center Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 26’39”  W123°31’29”

 

Le Quesne Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Leigh Road exit and continue along to turn right onto Goldstream Avenue. Continue on Leigh Road and look for the arch way and sign between homes 2990 and 2998.  There is limited roadside parking this area as well as a small overflow parking area for Leigh Beach Park. City buses travel along Goldstream Avenue and Langford Parkway.

Guyton Park

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Guyton Park is in the Langford Lake area of Langford, B.C. The park has a small grass covered area on a ridge near the lake. The down slope is a nature area with no access to the northwestern end of the lake. This area has several small alder trees as well as an arbutus tree amongst the small shrubs along the slope. The bank along the shore is steep and the water is apparently deep immediately off shore. A stormwater pipe lies on the right side of the park. Lakeshore Place Park, Langford Lake Park, Ed Nixon Trail and Shelby Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’2” W123°31’ 14”

 

Guyton Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Exit the hwy on to Leigh Road. Continue over the hwy bridge and turn right onto Goldstream Avenue. Continue along then turn left onto Lakeshore Drive then left onto Guyton Way. The green space is between homes 2797 and 2805. There is limited roadside parking this area. City buses travel along Goldstream Avenue.

Flute Lane Park

Flute Lane Park 5Flute Lake Park is in the Langford Lake area of Langford, B.C. This small waterfront park is accessed from a small gravel parking area along Leigh Road. The gravel foot path to the water is about one hundred and thirty meters. Arbutus and Douglas fir trees are found in this park which is surrounded by private homes. A short section of chain-link wire fencing forms a barrier along the upper section of the park which is covered with grass. Seven rock covered concrete steps lead to the lower grass covered area along the shore. A short dock from the shoreline connects to the concrete wharf to provide access to deeper water. The beach is a small gravel and grass area about ten meters long. It would be possible to launch a personal water craft from the beach. At the moment, dogs are allowed in this park in the winter months. The Ed Nixon Trail, along Leigh Road, passes beside this park. Centennial Park, Spencer Middle School Green Space, Shelby Park, Le Quesne Park and City Center Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 26’53” W123°31’9”

 

Flute Lane Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Leigh Road exit and continue along to turn right onto Goldstream Avenue. Continue on Leigh Road and look for a small parking area between and in front of homes 2866 and 2878. There is limited roadside parking this area. City buses travel along Goldstream Avenue.

 

Donna Hartdale Green Space

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Donna Hartdale Green Space is in the Langford Lake area of Langford, B.C. A thirty meter long footpath connects Donna Avenue with Hartdale Drive.Small shrubs and black berry bushes line the pathway. The route is frequented by dogwalkers, hikers and walkers in this peaceful neighborhood.  Langford Lake Park North, Shelby Park, Spencer’s Pond Park, Spencer Middle School Green Space and Flute Lane Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 27’2” W123°31’ 14”

 

Donna Hartdale Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Exit the hwy on to Leigh Road. Continue over the hwy bridge and look for Donna Avenue just after Sergio Place. Turn right onto Donna Avenue and continue to the end of the road. The green space is on the left. There is limited roadside parking this area. City buses travel along Goldstream Avenue.

Shelby Park

Shelby Park beach

Shelby Park is in the Langford Lake area of Langford, B.C. This lakefront park is about a quarter of a hectare in size and has a gravel access to the lake through a grove of Douglas fir, arbutus and cedar trees. The narrow sandy beach has rock wall along the high water level to limit erosion of the shoreline. There is just enough space, due to the metal handrail along the rock wall, to launch a personal watercraft like a kayak, board or canoe. This park is exposed to westerly winds. Shelby Park is a good spot to enjoy Langford Lake waters. There are picnic tables and benches. A temporary washroom can be found here seasonally. The park also hosts a pump station for the area with a small grass covered area under the grove of trees. The Ed Nixon Trail, along Goldstream Avenue, passes beside this park. Spencer Middle School Green Space, Langford Lake Park North, Centennial Park, Flute Lane Park and City Center Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 26’56” W123°31’ 21”

 

Shelby Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Leigh Road exit and continue along to turn right onto Goldstream Avenue. The park is on the left at Shelby Lane. There is three parking area on the right on Shelby Lane. There is limited roadside parking this area. City buses travel along Goldstream Avenue.

Golden Spike Green Space

Golden Spike Green Space is in the Goldstream Meadows neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This green space, formed over an old gravel pit, is bordered by a chain-link fence and has a gravel trail that leads down the slope to the West Shore Parkway. There are several parks nearby including Mt Wells Regional Park, Turner’s Bog Park, Harlequin Park, Goldstream River Provincial Park, Kettle Creek Park and Langford Lake’s Ed Nixon Trail. This green space is frequented by dog walkers, runners and hikers who stroll along the trails for Langford Lake.

Geographic location N48° 27’3” W123°32’29”

Golden Spike Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at the West Shore Parkway and continue straight out the roundabout traffic circle. Look for the green space on the right at the junction with Landing Lane. There is limited roadside parking this area.