Saseenos Elementary School Green Space

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Saseenos Elementary School Green Space is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This one and a half hectare school yard is part of the Sooke School District number 62 in the province. There are two grass covered sport fields, a large playground and small nature areas for students. Access by the public must be outside of school hours. There are two playground areas one with swings the other with a unique series of platforms, towers, climbing apparatus and slides. The play areas are covered with a wood chip base material. The green space has two sport fields for soccer and enjoy the grass covered areas. This green space is surrounded by a low chain link fence with sections that are slightly higher to catch balls. The word saseenos means “sunny land sloping gently up from the sea” in Salish according to a historical sign provided by the Sooke Historical Society. The area was formally named in nineteen twenty when a developer subdivided the farmland and waterfront into properties. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.

Geographical location N48º 23’ 14”  W123º 41’ 15”

Saseenos Elementary School Green Space can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway. Take the Langford Parkway exit and follow along to reach Sooke Road (Hwy 14). Follow Sooke Road and turn into the parking area for the Saseemos Elementary School. There is a parking near this green space. This is about a forty minute drive from Victoria. There is a city bus stop along Sooke Road near the elementary school.

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