Cochran’s Common Green Space

OB backarea park bench

Cochran’s Common Green Space is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located behind the municipal hall, this green space was named for Mr. W. Cochrane a former Municipal Administrator who had worked various capacities for Oak Bay since the early nineteen eighties. There are several picnic tables shaded by oak trees. The grass covered area is surrounded by landscaped shrubs. A concrete pathway leads to the washrooms in the lower level of the Municipal Hall. Brighton Green Space and Entrance Corner are nearby.

Geographic Location N48º 25’ 32”  W123º 19”

Cochran’s Common Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Continue along the Hwy 1 into Victoria as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn off Douglas onto Hillside Avenue to head east. Stay on Hillside Avenue as it becomes Lansdowne Road. Continue along Lansdowne Road to reach Foul Bay Road. Continue along Foul Bay Road to reach Granite Street. Turn left on to Granite Street. Look for the park on the left beside a small parking area for the Municipal Hall. There is street parking. City buses travel along Foul Bay Road and Oak Bay Avenue.

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