An undeveloped natural area in the heart of a residential neighbourhood, the site was planned for development but was then purchased by Oak Bay in 1946. Uplands Park contains walking trails, a beach access, park benches, a boat ramp, and a War Memorial. The park also contains many examples of Garry oak meadow ecosystems and also has a high concentration of rare plant species. Organizations like the Friends of the Uplands Park host regular Garry oak ecosystem restoration events.
Related link: Recreation Oak Bay
Photo: Todd Carnahan