Desmond North Park

Desmond North Park is in the Triangle Mountain and Braemar neighborhood of Langford, B.C. This half a hectare polygon shaped green space is on the western slope of Triangular Hill also called Triangle Mountain. Rocky outcrops with cedar and Douglas fir trees are seen in this area of Southern Vancouver Island. The nature park has a gravel foot path the parallels Desmond Drive before curving eastward to connect with Kelly Dawn Place.  The trail branches to reach Desmond Drive between homes 3562 and 3554. Havenwood Park, in Colwood, Sunhills Park, Sun Estates Park, Desmond South Park, Desmond North Park and Ernhill Park are nearby.

 

Geographic location N48° 24’50”  W123°30’48”

 

Desmond North 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. Continue along VMP to reach Latoria Road. Follow Latoria Road to the right to reach Desmond Road. The foot path can be seen on the right near the junction of Desmond Road and Latoria Road. There is limited roadside parking in this area. Alternatively turn onto Kelly Dawn Place and look for the gravel and grass trail between homes 3570 and 3566. City buses travel along Latoria Road.

 

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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.