District assumes control of park

Saanich entering a 99-year occupation lease of Craigflower-Kosapsom Park

  • Dec. 3, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Saanich is adding another park to its grand inventory as council approved entering a 99-year occupation lease of Craigflower-Kosapsom Park.

The licence allows Saanich to make adjustments and improvements to the park as it sees fit.

In 2003 the province approached Saanich with an offer to transfer ownership of the heritage registered Craigflower Schoolhouse, originally Maple Point School, commissioned by Kenneth McKenzie and built in 1853.

 

Though Saanich is only taking control of the Craigflower-Kosapsom Park now, it has been providing the maintenance on the grounds for years. The provincial-owned Schoolhouse itself took on a new tenant in 2015 with the Hallmark Heritage Society.