A fire over the Easter long weekend had destroyed our garden shed full of equipment and gardening essentials.
If you would like to make any donations that will help us mainly with providing food security in the face of the
loss of our garden produce output, please do so either at our CanadaHelps page or by phoning our reception at Oaklands Community Centre 250-370-9101 ext. #1 with a mention of food security programs.
Further, if you wish to donate tools, or your times and skills, we are gathering a list of names and contact information at this point, you can email email@example.com or call 250-370-9101 ext. #5 to reach our Community Development Manager.
Thank You for all your help and attention to this matter!
The Oswald Park Community Garden now open to the public, the waitlist application is open and we need volunteer support!
The Oaklands Community Association would operate this community garden. Volunteer Coordinator Grants are available from the City of Victoria, for community gardens that are in compliance the City’s Community Garden Policy.
We have heard from local residents and park users that parking is in short supply at Oswald Park. There are several actions we are taking to limit the garden's potential impact on parking at Oswald Park. These are:
- Designate the majority of the allotment beds "car free" and include in the Policy and Procedures that gardeners do not park in residential only parking areas.
- Request that the Transportation Department investigate introducing a time limit to the Oswald Road parking lot for non-residential vehicles.
- The City has installed a bike rack at the north end of the park
- Tthe Transportation Department has designated a wheelchair accessible parking space.
The garden space is protected within a City approved fence. There are four unlocked gates as well as two gathering spaces outside of the garden space.
The community garden will not affect the off leash dog area, playground, multi-sport trail and pathways, or the hockey/basketball court. We have requested that the City investigate swapping the basketball hoop to the south end of the court. We have also requested that the City find a new location nearby or in Oswald Park for the existing volleyball posts.
The community garden can include both common garden areas and allotment garden areas. All community members will be welcome to use common areas. Allotment garden areas would be rented to individuals, in accordance with the City of Victoria’s User Agreement policy for Community Gardens.
Provide your feedback on the proposed community garden by calling 250-370-9101 ext. 5, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oaklands Community Centre
Reception Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
#1-2827 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4B2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9102
Oaklands Neighbourhood House
Little Acorn Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4E3
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Hamilton Park
Infant/Toddler Centre Hours: Monday- Friday 7:45am- 5:30pm
1487 Hamilton Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 2Y2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Community Association