Haegert Park

Haegart Park

Haegert Park is in the seaside city of Victoria, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Haegert Park has plant displays developed by local residents within its 0.28 hectares of grass and trees land. A small proscribed community edible garden lies on the north side of the park. Located near Victoria High School Green Space and Fernwood Community Gardens, Haegert Park has a Y-shaped forty-five meter paved pathway. The footpath is frequented by pedestrians, dog walkers and runners from Grant Street. Visit the giant sequoia tree and the big leaf maple which can be found in the grass covered areas areas that border the pathway.  The park is named for the Haegert Family. Mr Joseph and Gertrude Williams Haegert were residents of the Fernwood community in the early nineteen hundreds with property along Pembroke Street. Joseph Haegert worked primarily as a wireless and radio operator while Gertrude was a school teacher. They had four children. This parkland has shared ownership between the Victoria School Board and the City of Victoria.

Geographic coordinates N48° 25′ 45″ W123° 20′ 60″

Haegart Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Continue along the highway as it becomes Douglas Street. Turn east onto Bay Street and then left onto Chambers Street. The park borders on Chambers Street near the junctions of Yukon and Grant Street. Look for the park on the corner of Yukon and Chambers street where there is some roadside parking. City buses travel along Fernwood Road about a block from this park.

 

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