Crystalview Elementary School Green Space

Crystalview Elementary School Green Space is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. Surrounded by Douglas fir and Garry oak forests, this two hectare green space is formed by a sport field, play areas and a playground. The grass field is a flat outdoor space in this rather steep sloped neighborhood and is a great place to toss a Frisbee or kick a ball around. The playground is set on wood chips with a slide, monkey bars and climbing apparatus. The play areas are asphalt with white paint outline hopscotch and four corner games. This property is part of the Sooke School District 62 and has limited access during school hours. The green space borders on Mill Hill Regional Park and Millpond Park. Ruby Court Park, Mill Hill Regional Park, Crystalview Park, Nugget Park, Tanzanita Park and the Galloping Goose Trail are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’11” W123°28’40”

Crystalview Elementary School Green Space 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 to find the yellow gates and sign for the school grounds at 2662. There is limited parking near the school during school hours. City buses travel along Atkins Road.

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Millpond Park

Millpond Park is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This park borders on Mill Hill Park and Crystalview Elementary School Green Space. A second growth Douglas fir and

garry oak forest lies on the southeastern side of the hill at about one hundred and fifty meters above sea level. A small ephemeral pond is found in the park. A gravel footpath in Millpond Park connects to the school grounds and Mill Hill’s Auburn Trail. Crystalview Park, Nugget Park, Tanzanita Park, Galloping Goose Trail and Selica Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 27’9” W123°28’43”

Millpond 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 junction of Atkin Road with Millwoods Court turn left to head up the hill. Take the left side to continue on Millwood Court and look for the park and trail between homes 2667 and 2671. This park can also be accessed from Crystalview Elementary School Green Space. City buses travel along Atkins Road.