Anderson Park is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities in the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. At about half an hectare in size this park has opportunity for outdoor pursuits for nearly everyone. There is a concrete skateboard area, playground, community garden, benches, picnic tables and grass covered areas. The park has a asphalt pathway that connects Anderson Street to Carrie Street. The seventeen plots of the fenced community garden are maintained by the Anderson Park Community Garden Society and has an annual membership fee. The concrete skateboard area is small yet is a good place to practice up on skills before heading over to the Victoria West Skateboard Park. The playground has swings and climbing apparatus. The play apparatus is on a wood chip base. This park was named after a first Esquimalt Council member, from nineteen twelve, Mr. Robert Allan Anderson. Mr. Anderson was also a woodworker with the Carriage Works. A row of trees along Carrie Road provides shade to the park. Esquimalt High School Green Space, Lampson Lions Park, Fleming Green Space and Hereward Green in Victoria, B.C., are nearby.
Geographical Location N48º 26’ 26” W123º 23’ 57”
Anderson Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy1). Exit onto Tillicum Road to head south. At the junction with Craigflower Road turn right. Make another right turn onto Carrie Street and look for the park at the intersection with Colville Road. Esquimalt High School Green Space is across the road. There is street parking along Colville Road and Carrie Street. Buses travel along Craigflower Road and Lampson Street.
Video of Skateboarders in the nineteen seventies at Anderson Park: