The Friends of Cedar Hill Park is a community-based non-profit society. The Friends group formed in 2006 to maintain the natural areas of Cedar Hill Park. It became a Society in 2014 to expand its membership and to engage more broadly with the community and the District of Saanich to preserve the Park.
We continue the tradition of community collaboration that led to the purchase of the parkland by the District of Saanich in 1967 to save the Park from subdivision development. We are committed to preserving the Park’s natural areas, green spaces, wetlands, waterways, biodiversity and wildlife through advocacy and collaboration and volunteering with Saanich's Pulling Together Program and all interested parties in our community. We believe our community and The District of Saanich are committed to preserving our park for future generations in perpetuity.
In 2014 our members and community asked Council to save the green fields and slopes behind the Recreation Centre from development. In the same year, a group of our members persuaded Council to stop residential development in favour of expanding the Park to incorporate sensitive wetlands north of Kings Pond that has been expanded as the Jenkins Pond natural area. More recently our representatives participated in preparation of the Cedar Hill Park Management Plan.
Please click here to view our Constitution and Mission.
Our Society is affiliated with local Community Associations and the Bowker Creek Initiative. We support their efforts to preserve the park and the watercourses flowing into other communities in Greater Victoria. To view links to these organizations, please click here.