Monday, November 10, 2014

Sardis Park - My Fall "Walk About"

Sardis Park is a 5 ha (12.28 acres) park complete with a lovely circular path, some play equipment for the kids and a lot of birds.  I took a "walk about" this past week hoping to capture some fall colours.

Sardis Park© Stephen Mullock
Chilliwack is rich with parks both small and large. All are worth exploring with the family. There are 17 "major", 6 "nature" and 96 "neighbourhood" parks in total.  These open spaces are an important part of Chilliwack's charm as a family community.

"Sardis Park" is one of the "major" parks and is surrounded by a wonderful and sought after residential neighbourhood.  It is an area that I quite often short list for my buying clients based on a number of superior locational attributes.  I have to admit I also like this area because I have a lot of fond memories growing up here - even swimming in this man made pond when it was still allowed.

Let's take a walk.

The place name "Sardis" was selected by Mrs. Vedder back in 1887, who when asked to provide a moniker, opened the Bible and choose "Sardis" the Fifth Church of the seven Churches of Revelations.

It had originally operated as a gravel pit, but, I heard the operators struck a "spring" and the pit gradually filled with water.

There are plenty of birds and at this time of year large flocks of Canada Geese descend to rest on their journey southward. Plenty of honking can be expected as these visitors are a little bit nervous around people and can really work themselves up.  Don't get alarmed if they take flight - it's not you - it's them.

The ducks are a different story.  Whether watching them catch dinner amidst a swirl of colour or catching the last rays of sunset on a log - they are delightful to watch. 

The park has changed with the times. The noisy days of summers past have been replaced with quiet and the hues of autumn.  Quiet, that is except for the occasional honk or quack.

Imagine living here....

Ducks all lined up in a row © Stephen Mullock

MAP of Sardis, B.C. - the park can be accessed by vehicle off of Manuel Road, or by one of the three walkways around the park.

Stephen Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

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