Arngask Park

Arngask Park is in the Florence Lake – Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This wetland park is surrounded by residential homes, many whom use it as a garden refuse site, and a buffer of trees and shrubs. Douglas fir, cedar and alder trees grow along the shores of the shallow waters. Oceanspray, snow berries and blackberry bushes fill in parts of the six thousand square meters, in an unusual polygonal shape, that form the parkland. A forty meter long gravel trail leads into the park from near the junction of Arngask Avenue and Whisperwind Place. There is a one hundred and fifty meter long concrete pathway into the park from along Echo Valley Drive which connects to Graphite Place. The pathway is fenced with a black metal fence. This park connects to Ironwood Place near the blue water reservoirs. Setchfield Park, Stonegate Park, Ironwood Park and Shaw Park are nearby. As an aside, Arngask is a parish in Scotland in the counties of Kinoss, Perth and Fife.

Geographic location N48° 27’59” W123°30’44”

Arngask Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Echo Valley Drive. Turn onto Echo Valley Drive and continue along the concrete pathway between 2371 and 2367 Echo Valley Drive. The park can also be access from the corner of Arngask Ave and Whisperwind Place as well as from between 1022 and 1014 Graphite Place and along Ironwood near the water reservoir towers. There is limited roadside parking in this neighborhood.

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Hannington Park

Hannington Park is in the Bear Mountain neighborhood of Langford, B.C. At half a hectare in size this park is a partially landscaped area that includes the right of way for the electricity towers of BC Hydro. This park borders the Highlands District. The shrubs in this second growth forest are trimmed seasonally by BC Hydro maintenance crews. Nicklaus Park West, Nicklaus Park, Muirfield Park, Muirfield Place Green Space and Troon Park are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’33” W123°31’30”

Hannington Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Hannington Drive. Turn right onto Hannington Drive and look for the parkland on the right under the hydro power lines. There is parking along Hannington Drive.

Nicklaus Green Space

Nicklaus Green Space lies immediately across the road from the playground of Nicklaus Park in Langford, B.C. Located in the Bear Mountain neighborhood, Nicklaus Green Space is a nature park on a steep slope of Miniskirt Mountain. Douglas fir, cedar and arbutus trees are seen in the second growth forest on the hillside. They provide shade to ocean spray, salal, snowberry and scotch broom shrubs. Nature’s Gate Park, Hannington Park, Troon Park, Muirfield Park and Nicklaus Park East are nearby.

Geographic location N48° 28’21” W123°31’38”

Nicklaus Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and turn left onto Bear Mountain Parkway. Continue along BMP to reach Nicklaus Drive. Turn left onto Nicklaus Drive. The park is part way up the road across from Nicklaus Park. There is roadside parking.