"In a time when, all over the world, we are homogenizing our environments and species, and suppressing their differences, we need to recognize and celebrate the species that exemplify a place and its history. Cedar Hill Park is a Saanich treasure, both typical of past landscapes of southern Vancouver Island, and unique in its location, configuration and particular combination of species, watersheds and history. Its more natural areas with its giant oaks, native shrubs and camas meadows are particularly precious and will be even more so for future generations. Their maintenance should be undertaken with care, understanding and sensitivity, in order to retain and promote as many of the park’s native plants and habitats as possible."
Nancy Turner, 2017
Purpose: To solicit input for the deliberations of the Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) for the Cedar Hill Visioning and planning Project.
Date: November 2017
The mandate of the SWG can be found here.
We are currently working on developing a Vision Statement for Cedar Hill Park and we are seeking input from the community as to the value of the park for YOU. A second question we have for you is if you have a preference for the type of planning that will be developed for the park. We would appreciate having your input by December 3rd either in the form of an e-mail or phone conversations. For the latter please send me a phone number we can call you and the best times for such a call.
Please indicate if you would like to participate in meetings of the Friends of Cedar Hill Park where details on the creating of the Vision Statement and the planning exercise will be discussed. If you do we will include you in the mailing list for the scheduling of these meetings.
The SWG is an important and essential activity to ensure that the future of Cedar Hill Park addresses the desires of the community. For this reason your input is crucial at this planning stage.
With our warmest wishes,
The board of directors, Cedar Hill Park
Cedar Hill Park is our beautiful local public park located at the border between the City of Victoria and the Municipality of Saanich. Please see Our Park here for more information.
A brief history from First Nations use of the land to recent events is presented on our Park History page here.
The Friends of Cedar Hill Park was formed by neighbours in 2006 to maintain the natural areas of the Park. The “Friends” became a Society in 2014 to expand membership and preservation activities. For more information please see Our Society page here.
Please join us! Our membership information and application form can be printed here.