Lafayette Park

Lafayette Park2

Lafayette Park is in the seaside community of Oak Bay, one of thirteen areas of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This grass covered half a hectare park has sandbox playground in its southwestern corner.  The field is large enough for organized sports and is often booked for local sports team practices and games. Lafayette Park is welcoming place to play brochette ball, toss a frisbee, or simply enjoy the picnic tables.  There is a laurel hedge around the edges of this park. The hedge row is in sections with shrubs and trees planted between most of  the sections. There are Garry oak plum and shore pine trees as well as a several shrubs providing shade in this park. The park is located in a residential area near Monterey Middle School and McNeill Bay Park.

Geographic Location N48º 24’ 51”  W123º 18’ 56”

Lafayette Park 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 McNeil Avenue. Turn left onto McNeill Avenue and continue to Hampshire Road. Turn right onto Hampshire Road and look for Lafayette Park is on the left. Street parking is available and there is small parking area off of Hampshire Road.   A couple of city buses provide access near Lafayette Park.

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