Wark Street Commons


Situated on Kings Street just west of Quadra, the Wark Street Commons is a much loved park with both playground and an edible plant garden. It is frequented year round by kids and parents in the neighbourhood enjoying a coffee, using the playground or harvesting edible plants.


Rock Bay Creek flows in culverts beneath the park which explains why some sections tend to be rather wet at certain times of the year.


The Commons is named for John Wark who anglicized his name to Work. A factor of the Hudson's Bay company, he owned a large swath of land he named Hillside Farm.