Bellbarbie Green Space

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Bellbarbie Green Space is in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The area is covered with grasses and a few scotch broom shrubs. Near Standlund Avenue a couple of street trees have been planted. Ivy has grown over the tall concrete highway fence and added good color to the area. Bellbarbie Green Space has a paved path and tunnel that allows bicycles to pass under the on ramp from Millstream/Veterans Memorial Parkway while traveling on the Trans Canada Highway. The concrete tunnel is lit and connects with Strandlund Avenue at Bellbarbie Crescent. From here the path reconnects to the highway or provides the option of taking several roads to reach the Galloping Goose Trail or the Via Rail Trail. Both cycling trails are best reached from exiting the freeway on the next off ramp just past Mill Hill.

Geographic location N48° 27’24” W123° 29’ 39”

Bellbarbie Green Space can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Veteran Memorial Parkway/Millstream Road and turn south to head toward downtown Langford. Take the first left onto Strandlund Avenue and continue to the left to stay on Strandlund Avenue. Turn left onto Bellbarbie Crescent and look for the green space directly across Strandlund Avenue. There is limited roadside parking along either road. City buses travel along Standlund Avenue and Selwyn Road.

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Goldie Park

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Goldie Park is in the Thetis Heights neighborhood of Langford, B.C. The park is about half a hectare in size with a playground that was built with support from the Kinsmen Club in the year two thousand. The play area is partially surrounded by a chain-link fence and concrete walkway. A pea-gravel base lies under the paired toddler and child swings. The swings are next to the wooden playset that is designed for toddlers. A ramp leads to the bright yellow tunnel that is beside blue and white tic-tac-toe tiles. There are also a couple of steps up to the tower which can be exited using the yellow slide. This park has a few places that are good for parkour too. There are picnic tables and benches near the playground. Goldie Trail is a wide footpath about fifty meters further along Goldie Road. It follows the stream to the unique riveted steel bridge that crosses over Mill Stream. The gravel trail on the left side of the park leads to Mill Stream Creek Park. A long board walk and wooden foot bridge allow access across Mill Stream. This gravel trail continues south toward the Millstream Elementary School Green Space and Treanor Road. Kestrel Rason Green Space, Thetis Lake Park, Haley Rae Place Green Space, Peacock Place Green Space, Bellamy Park, Gourman Park, Millstream Creek Trail and Park are nearby. Well shaded by tall cottonwood and cedar trees, Goldie Park is a great place to explore in your backyard.

Geographic location N48° 28’66” W123°29’49”

Goldie Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway also called Hwy1. Turn at Millstream Road and continue to Treanor Avenue, where the log house pub lies on the corner. Turn right onto Treanor Avenue then make a left turn onto Bellamy Road. Continue up the hill to reach Goldie Avenue then turn left. There is parking near the playground at 649 Goldie Avenue. City buses travel along Bellamy Avenue and Phelps Road.