Ponds Park Corridor

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Ponds Park is in the seaside community of Sooke, one of thirteen communities that form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. This linear park is a series of footpaths that form a corridor from Townsend Road and John Philips Memorial Park to Journey Middle School. The pathway is mostly permeable gravel bordered by grass covered areas. This entire pathway in the park is about one kilometer long and can be walked in sections. Start at the east end near Journey Middle School Green Space follow the pedestrian crossing to reach Ponds Park. This section is about two hundred and twenty meters long to reach Church Hill Drive. Continue eastward along the parkland that parallels Worthington Way to eventually connect one hundred and seventy five meters along with Church Road. Continuing across Church Road follow the pathway for the next three hundred and thirty meters to reach Townsend Road. There is a branch in the pathway, near Church Road, that leads more north west to Acreman Place. Crossing over Townsend Road the pathway is a landscaped parkland for next one hundred and ten meters as it connects into the foot paths of John Phillips Memorial Park. The walkways in Ponds Park Corridor are bordered by the various fences from the properties that frame the route. There are few coniferous and deciduous trees including the chestnut trees between Church and Townsend roads. The park contains many small shrubs like Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberries, ocean spray and snow berries. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.

 

Geographic location N48º 23’ 11”  W123º 43’ 17”

 

Ponds 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 Church Road. Turn right onto Church Road and continue along to reach Church Hill Road. Turn right and look for the walkway of park near Worthington Way. From this starting point there are walks to the east and west. There is limited parking along Church Hill Drive. City buses travel along Sooke Road.

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