Westhills Land Corporation just gave the City of Langford an additional chunk of land which will add to its park space near the Langford Gravity Zone and Jordie Lunn Bike Park.
On the morning of Thursday, July 27th, Langford and Westhills Land Corp. gathered along the West Shore Parkway to announce the transfer of 35-acres to the city.
This new land is adjacent to the 130-acres that make up the Langford Gravity Zone and Nature Trails and Jordie Lunn Bike Park and with it, Langford now boasts a total of 2,300-acres of park space.
“On behalf of myself and Langford Council, we are pleased to see this additional land dedicated to the City by Westhills within the Gravity Zone and Nature Trails,” said Langford Mayor Scott Goodmanson.
“This 35-acre parcel of undeveloped land is a significant contribution to the City’s Parks inventory and will be protected in perpetuity.”
As Westhills Land Corp. continues to develop homes and properties in Langford, they are obligated to dedicate 40% of the land they are to develop to being park space.
Throughout the past year, the city has been developing and building hiking and biking trails on the 35-acres in preparation of the land transfer. There are 12 mixed use trails already created, with a 13th on the way soon.
The newly transferred parcel is also adjacent to Mount Wells Regional Park, which has some unique and impressive biological features such as hosting several coastal Douglas firs and Garry oaks, with redcedars and maples as well.
The addition of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park Clubhouse is presently under construction and is expected to open in the fall of this year.
The Clubhouse will host a restaurant, bike repair and rentals, an outdoor patio, office space for Cycling Canada, Cycling BC as well as a community meeting space.