Buxton Green Park

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Buxton Green Park is in the seaside community of Esquimalt, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Buxton Green Park, formed in nineteen eighty three, is a large grass covered area that borders along Fleming Bay Park and Macaulay Point Park. Used as a seasonal fishing and shellfish harvesting site for about four thousand years, the area was known as Mukwuks. Archeological information about this area is found in the Royal BC Museum.  This small park was a former salt water swimming pool in the early nineteen hundreds. It was one of the first of many tidal swimming pools found along the shoreline of the CRD.  This one hectare park has a concrete and asphalt walkway that leads to the end of the breakwater, formed in nineteen sixtyfive, for Fleming Bay. There are benches and picnic tables found along the pathway. It is an easy stroll from the boat launch of Fleming Bay and the trails that from Macaulay Point Park.

Geographical Location N48º 25’ 38” W123º 23’ 57”

Buxton Green Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy1). Exit onto Tillicum Road to head south. At the junction with Craigflower Road continue along as the road curves to become Lampson Street. Follow Lampson to Munro Street. Turn left onto Munro Street and look for the parking lot on the left.  Two large anchors gate Fleming Bay parking area.  The closest bus travels along Lampson and Munro streets.

Further information

Secret Beaches of Greater Victoria 

Royal BC Museum write up about Fleming Bay and Macaulay Point

http://staff.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/2016/12/21/the-archaeology-and-history-of-macaulay-point/

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