Seagrit Park

 

Seagirt Park is in the seaside Juan de Fuca Electoral Area; this area is bordered by Sooke and lies in East Sooke; thus the park is included in the section about Sooke. Both Sooke and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area are part of the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Seagrit Park is a nature park with two dewponds. The dewponds were formed for livestock in the early nineteen hundreds when the area was used for farming and a homestead. The park is about seven hectares and includes  English holly, apple, pear and chokecherry trees. There are Douglas fir, grand fir, Sitka spruce, western red cedar, arbutus, Garry oak and broad leaf maple trees. The understory hosts many plants, wildflowers, and the water attracts waterfowl, amphibians and mammals. Skunk cabbage, fungi, red currant, fawn lilies, trillium, ferns and blackberries. A bench and picnic table are found in the along the footpaths in the park. This is a unique place to walk in your backyard. The parkland is across East Sooke Road from Covey Run Road.

 

Geographical location N48º 21’ 36”  W123º 39’ 38”

 

Seagrit Park can be reached from the Trans Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow highway 14 to Gillespie Road. Follow Gillespie Road to reach East Sooke Road. Turn right onto East Sooke Road and continue along to reach Seagrit Road. Turn right onto Seagrit Road and continue along the roadway to loop back to East Sooke Road. The park is on the corner of East Sooke Road and Seagrit Road. There is a small parking area off Seagrit Road. The parkland is cross East Sooke Road from Covey Run Road. There is also a small parking area along East Sooke Road near a secondary entrance to the trails of  park.

Further Information

Seagrit Pond Preservation Society http://seagirtponds.com/

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