Features: 
Forested trails, Open meadow, Parking lot, Rare plants, Road access, Wildlife viewing

Foden Park contains a mix of open meadow, seasonal wetland and second-growth forest with western red cedar, grand fir, salal and salmonberry in the drier areas and Sitka spruce and skunk cabbage in the wetter areas. A crab apple swamp (Pacific crab apple, willow, rushes and cattail) provides diverse wildlife habitat for native wildlife.

Location

  • 1275 Foden Road at end of Foden Road
  • Lazo North (Electoral Area B)

Foden Park Map

Features

  • Size: 7.5 ha (18.6 acres)
  • Forested trails
  • Parking lot on road right of way
  • Open meadow area
  • Rare plants, wildlife viewing

Park Etiquette

  • Leashing is optional

History

The original Foden Park area was donated by the Foden family to the Little River Water District as a well site, with a provision stating, “that area not required (for a well) to be left as a wildlife preserve.” At the time when the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) took over responsibility and assets of the Water District, Foden Park was also transferred the CVRD.

In 1995, an additional 3.197 hectares (7.9 acre) parcel immediately adjacent to the original property was purchased and added to Foden Park.