Glendenning best park access

Entrance provides a gradual incline and a nice wide trail that is friendly for all ages and physical abilities

I’ve read the different perspectives on the consequences of essentially closing the Glendenning Road entrance to Mount Douglas Park to everyone except those lucky few who make it into one of just five parking spots.

I agree with Peter Savage, this entrance provides a gradual incline and a nice wide trail that is friendly for all ages and physical abilities. I have tried parking my car in the dirt along Cedar Hill Road, and with two small dogs I often have to deal with cars whizzing by.

Same goes for the roadside on Blenkinsop – narrow and vulnerable to traffic. The brand new parking lot on Blenkinsop would have been perfect – had it been installed on Glendenning. Right now the new parking lot ends up on a steep very rocky path suitable for more adventurous hikers.

I see two possible solutions: build the 15-car parking lot as Mr. Savage suggested or widen the road so residents who would like to access their park won’t be impeding emergency vehicles, or horses.

Robyn Quinn

Saanich

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Falling oak tree causes minor damage to Langford home

Tree damages garden and gutters of home on Lindsay Place

Saanich police looking to identify suspect in Brydon Park assault

Victim confronted suspect about the way he was treating his dog

Residents to start moving into first of 100 new affordable homes in Langford

Construction underway on second phase of affordable Indigenous housing project in Langford

The pandemic is widening Canada’s workplace gender gap

Gender pay gap is incentivizing fathers to work while mothers watch children, a new B.C. study has found

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 7

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Would you get a vaccine for COVID-19 when it is available?

With the number of positive COVID-19 tests skyrocketing across much of the… Continue reading

Ex-Okanagan Mountie forfeits 20 days’ pay after sexual misconduct review

A former Vernon RCMP constable made sexual comments, grabbed genitals of male officer in two incidents 10 years ago

Man found dead on Okanagan trail identified as Hollywood actor

GoFundMe campaign launched for man found dead at summit of Spion Kop

3 people dead in Prince George motel fire

Fire personnel believe the blaze was suspicious although investigation in early stages

B.C. sets terms to review police, mental health, race relations

MLAs to recommend Police Act changes by May 2021

Feds announce $8.3M to deal with ‘ghost’ fishing gear in B.C. waters

Ghost gear accounts for up to 70 per cent of all macro-plastics in the ocean by weight

Most Read