Blackwood Park

Blackwood Park is in the seaside community of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This is a lovely two part green space with a rose garden and a playlot. Blackwood Park is a good place for an outing and include in a longer stroll in this Victoria neighborhood. An excellent place to stop and smell the roses. If you have children, the playlot is a partial fenced grassy area of about two and a half hectares. There are swings, slides and a small sandpit. Come on out and enjoy the outdoors and see some Garry oak trees up close. There is a large granite bedrock that forms the baserock of the park. The rose garden hosts a dozen rose plants and are lovely when in bloom. Blackwood Park was named after the street which was perhaps named after Esquire Sir Stevenson Arthur Blackwood of the Colonial Office in the mid eighteen hundreds. But perhaps not. Wesley Park is a couple of blocks way across Cook Street down Wesley Place. Mt Stephen Ryan Park is up Mt Stephen Road toward Hillside Avenue.

Geographic position N48° 26′ 12″ W123° 21′ 9″

Blackwood Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Follow the highway as it become Douglas Street.  Turn east onto Hillside Avenue and continue to Cook Street. Turn southward on Cook Street and take the second right onto Haultain Street, just before Bay Street. The park is on both sides of the street which curves to become Blackwood Street, where there is roadside parking. A bus travels along Cook Street and Hillside Avenue from downtown to the areas near the University of Victoria.

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