Homes in Comox Valley are right around the corner from some of the island’s greatest parks! The scenery in this little town is absolutely breathtaking. With the ocean bordering one side of the town, and dense forests bordering the other. Comox is a truly gorgeous place to call home.
Last month we covered Miracle Beach Provincial Park – a resident favourite spot! Following that theme, we are going to be writing about another awesome outdoor park. MacDonald Wood Park has trails, a beach, and a community dedicated to the environment. If you’re a newcomer to Comox, this park is a must-see.
Continue reading about the park below!
MacDonald Wood Park is Close to Homes in Comox Valley!
Picture an afternoon of peacefully strolling through some of Comox’s biggest cedars. Sound good? We think so. MacDonald Wood Park is close to a variety of homes in Comox. Residents can find MacDonald Wood Park at 128 Croteau Rd. The Park is in close proximity to Marina Park, and Comox Golf Club. Residents living near these areas can walk, bike, or run to the Park for a scenic outdoor experience.
Moreover, the Park was established in April of 1996 in order to protect and preserve the 3.6 hectares of beachfront forestland. Efforts to preserve the integrity of the park were done by the MacDonald Wood Park Society volunteer stewards (MWPS). To this day, people living in the area are encouraged to volunteer and help out with the park’s society. Furthermore, the Park was bought by the MacDonald Wood Park Society, the Town of Comox, and the province after their insistent effort.
The MacDonald Wood Park Society has many visions for the preservation and well-being of the park. They hope to maintain and upgrade the forest in every way they can while still protecting the salt marsh and First Nations midden. Additionally, they aspire to eliminate non-native species that could harm the Park. The MWPS recognizes how important a role this park plays in the Comox Park system. All members are aware of the biodiversity and sanctuary within the Forest.
Homes in Comox Valley are lucky to be so close to such an incredible Park! The MWPS has fought hard to ensure that the Park remains in the public domain for all residents to experience. Visit MacDonald Wood Park for a day of passive recreation and a chance to see some of mother nature’s finest!
Getting Involved, The History & Other MWPS Projects!
If you are a lover of the outdoors and passionate about preserving nature, you can join the MacDonald Wood Park Society. This is an especially great idea for new residents of Comox to find their community and make friends. Help conserve older second-growth forest while living in homes in Comox Valley! New members can join by contributing $45 dollars one-time only to earn a lifelong membership. Also, this will present you with the opportunity to become a steward of the MWPS and the Fran Johnson Wildlife Sanctuary.
The history of MacDonald Wood Park is extensive and rich. The MWPS has fought tirelessly to ensure the park didn’t get developed. In 1993, a company by the name of Noort Developments bought the land that MacDonald Wood Park now rests on. The company would’ve seen 140 new duplexes constructed on the land. The efforts of the MWPS prevented the construction of this development. They raised enough money with combined efforts from the province, the Town of Comox, and the Society to purchase the land back. Today the MWPS continues to look out for the well-being of the Park!
Since they’ve done such a good job preserving the integrity of MacDonald Wood Park, the MWPS members are now owners of another property. In January of 2019, the MWPS announced that their non-profit organization would now be working to manage and take care of the Fran Johnson Wildlife Sanctuary. This property is close to MacDonald Wood Park and the now 600+ members of the society hope to continue to protect the land and forests in Comox Valley!
By visiting one of these Parks, you are supporting the cause the MWPS has fought so hard to conserve. Take a family trip and enjoy the trail networks and wildlife in the lush cedar forests.
Buy Homes in Comox Valley Today!
Homes in Comox Valley are so close to some of Canada’s most exceptional recreational sites. Houses in the area are just a hop, skip, and jump from some of the most stunning outdoor recreation sites. For more information on purchasing homes in Comox Valley, contact us today. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect property in this area. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our staff at RLP Comox. We look forward to working with you soon 🙂 Don’t forget to check out our social media here and check back next month for more park content!