Fern Street Park

Fern Street Park is in the seaside city of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Sheltered behind the homes and apartments along Fern and Chestnut streets, Fern Street Park has a grassy area with an excellent playground. In the 0.14 hectare park, there are climbers with tubes and slides as well as a spinning toy. There are swings and a sand pit with logs and rocks for climbing. This is a popular neighborhood park for children of all ages. Interesting to note that at 1829 Fern Street is a nineteen thirteen house with “Friends Meet Friends 1913” embossed along the top of the porch. There is also a old Garry Oak tree with a substantial height in the front yard of this Quaker hall. Just past the friends hall is the another heritage home built in nineteen-o-seven. It is a two story gambled roof house; both heritage homes are examined on the Victoria Heritage Foundation website. Stroll over to Chestnut Street to enjoy street of chestnuts. The red-flower horse chestnut mixed in with the white-flower horse chestnut trees in the springtime. These trees produce inedible chestnuts that are used for a children’s game called conkers. Come out to explore your backyard outdoor spaces.

Geographic coordinates N48° 25′ 45″ W123° 20’

Fern Street Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Turn east onto Bay Street and continue to Shelbourne Street. Turn south on Shelbourne Street and continue along as the road curves to become Begbie Street. Turn left onto Fern Street and look for the road access between 1801 and 1821 Fern Street. A pedestrian pathway to the park is between 1840 Chestnut Street and 1655 Begbie Street. There is limited roadside parking along Fern Street or Chestnut Street.

 

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