Melissa Park is in the seaside community of Sidney, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This long neighborhood park has a terrific playground and grass covered areas to enjoy. The play equipment includes monkey bars, swings and climbing apparatus set on a sand and gravel base. The park stretches over two blocks. There is an asphalt pedestrian walkway that connects Malaview Street, Bradford Avenue and Mills Road. This walkway is about one hundred and seventy meters long. There are several deciduous trees in this park including a Douglas fir and ornamental plum trees. Melissa Park lies in what appears to be the road right of way of Melissa Street. Beaver Park, Rathdown Park, Mermaid Park and the Lochside Trail are nearby.
Geographical location N48º 39″ 24″ W123º 24′ 28″
Melissa Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1). Exit Hwy1 onto McKenzie Avenue to reach the Pat Bay Highway (Hwy 17). Head north along Hwy17 as it leads past the airport to reach Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula. Turn at Beacon Avenue to head east then turn left onto Resthaven Drive. Follow Resthaven Drive to Malaview Avenue and turn left. Look for Melissa Park on the left after you pass Pleasant Street. There is limited parking in this neighborhood. City buses travel along Resthaven Drive.