North Saanich Jubilee park opens Aug. 22

A new park will come into existence this weekend in North Saanich.

  • Aug. 20, 2015 2:00 p.m.

NORTH SAANICH — A new park will come into existence this weekend in North Saanich.

As part of its Jubilee year, marking 50 years since the District was incorporated, North Saanich is dedicating green space on the south side of Mills Road by Holy Trinity Anglican Church as a new, 3.6 acre municipal park. The land was donated to the District by the Victoria Airport Authority and the municipality itself will use tax dollars to develop the park over the next few years.

“Our new Jubilee Park will  be a welcome and key addition to our community,” stated Mayor Alice Finall in a media release, also noting this will be the District’s 37th park.

“I encourage everyone to come and help us celebrate this important event and enjoy a special pancake breakfast.”

The dedication takes place Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. at the park site, starting with pancakes and offering the public a variety of activities and a planned fly over by the Department of National Defense.

With no parking on site, drivers can park at municipal hall, just up the road or at the Institute of Ocean Sciences at 9860 West Saanich Rd.

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