Adam Kerr Park

Adam Kerr Park is in the municipality of Central Saanich, one of the thirteen which form the Capital Regional District of British Columbia. Located on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island, this park was named after Adam Kerr. The two and a third of a hectare park has a large grass covered field with a perimeter walking trail. Tetayut Creek flows along the western perimeter. The park protects a section of the creek. Tetayut Creek flows from the northern slopes of Bear Hill roughly parallel to Central Saanich Road through Adam Kerr Park then Sandhill Park and onto Cooperidge Park before flowing another few hundred meters to the ocean waters of the Salish Sea at Saanichton Bay. The watershed of Tetayut Creek is about one thousand one hundred and eighty hectares. It is mostly bordered by agriculture fields and grass covered areas. This parkland contains the riparian area that provides shade and cooling of the creek and wetlands. There are cedar, fir, big leaf maple and poplar trees along its banks. An aluminum pedestrian bridge crosses over the creek to connect the park to the Gateway Technology Park. A small pond can be seen near the pedestrian bridge with occasional water fowl and the western painted turtle, an endangered species. This is a good place to walk in your back yard.

Geographical location N48º 33’ 52” W 123º 24’ 14”

Adam Kerr Park can be reached from the Trans-Canada Highway, Highway One. Exit on to Mackenzie Avenue to reach Highway 17, the Pat Bay Highway.  Continue along Highway 17 to exit left onto Keating Cross Road. Follow Keating Cross Road to Central Saanich Road. Turn left onto Central Saanich Road and look for the park on the left. There is roadside parking. City buses travel along Central Saanich Road and Keating Cross Road.

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