Helgesen Park

 

Helgesen Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This small park has a rough walkway to Felderhof Road. The park is mostly grass covered with a few trees. Both the road and parkland are named for Christian Helgesen, an entrepreneur in the early nineteen hundreds,  whom purchased Goodridge Peninsula and developed the sawmill. Mr. Helgesen soon went into the oyster business while the mill was sold to Mr. H Smith who renamed it Sooke Sawmill. This park provides a good place to walk in your back yard.

 

Geographic location N48º 23’ 25”  W123º 43’ 22”

 

Helgesen 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 Charters Road. Turn right onto Charters Road and follow along to reach Helgesen Road. Turn right onto Helgesen Road and continue to the end of the road. There is limited parking along the road near the parkland beside 6565. City buses travel along Sooke Road.

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