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Parks, Trails and Fields

Some of Nanaimo's greatest assets are its public outdoor spaces. With over 880 hectares of City parks, 12 dog off-leash areas, over 173 kilometres of trails, 2 outdoor amphitheatres, 70 playgrounds and 26 sports fields, including two artificial turf fields and 30 ball diamonds, there is something for everyone to enjoy and discover. Within this section of the website, you'll find information about parks services and features. You can also email us at or call 250.756.5200 for further information.

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"How to" steps for booking a wedding or community event in one Nanaimo's parks:

  1. Select your prefered site. Have a back up though, our parks are busy! Either be prepared to be flexible with the date/time or have another location. Keep in mind things like the availablity of power, washrooms, accessibility and parking.
  2. Complete and submit your application permit (download either from above).
  3. Once approved (can take up to a week for approval) the Allocations Clerk will contact you to review the details and conditions of the event site rental. You are responsible for adhering to the conditions listed on the application and contract.
  4. A day or two prior to your event pick up keys (if necessary) from the Parks, Recreation and Culture adminstiration office at 500 Bowen Road.
  5. After your event, be sure to drop the keys off at the office and if you are planning an annual event be sure to get your application in early!

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