Stevenson Memorial Park

Stevenson Park, Fernwood 2

Stevenson Memorial Park is in the seaside city of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Stevenson Memorial Park is located behind the Fernwood Community Center in Victoria, BC. This urban park has benches, picnic tables, a basketball court and playground in an area slightly smaller than a hectare. Half of the park is a large grass covered area which is frequented by pet owners and sports enthusiasts with Frisbees or balls. The western corner hosts a community well and hand pump to mark the spring waters that once provided water to the Victoria area. Secured with a chain-link fence, the other half of the park has a playground. Its surface is covered with rubber crumb mats that are surrounded by a small grassy area. The playground has swings, double slides and a climbing platform structure. Next to it is a small arbor with a bench.

There are two ninety meter long paved pathways thorough the park both which lead to Gladstone Avenue. The path that cuts the through the middle of the park has stairs to access Gladstone Avenue. There are a few small trees in this park including Garry oak trees and cedar hedges between the park and residential homes. William Stevenson was a well regarded reverend of the Spring Ridge Chapel, currently housing the Belfry Theater, from nineteen o’nine to nineteen twenty four. Spring Ridge Common Gardens, Victoria High School Green Space and Fernwood Community Gardens are close by.

Geographic coordinates N48° 25′ 53″ W123° 20′ 51″

Stevenson Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the highway to as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn east onto Bay Street and turn right onto Chambers Road. Turn onto either Pembroke, Stelly or Gladstone streets. The park borders on Pembroke and Gladstone where there is limited roadside parking. A city bus travels along Fernwood Road from Victoria General Hospital in View Royal.

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