Nanaimo Sports Fields Evaluation
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The City of Nanaimo currently has 21 sports field sites spread throughout the city, ranging from large sports field sites such as Beban's natural turf field and the Merle Logan artificial turf field, to smaller neighbourhood fields, such as Mansfield Park. Each field offers varying amenities and is suitable for a wide range of sports.
The City of Nanaimo has developed and adopted an initiative to develop a Sports Field Strategy. This assesses the current state of sports fields within Nanaimo and recommends ways to improve recreational play for the community.
Nanaimo's Sports Field Strategy
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture is committed to re-evaluating its sports fields and field amenities. As highlighted in the City of Nanaimo's Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan, sports fields are developed to accommodate league play, recreational programs, school physical education classes, tournaments, and special events. Emerging field requirements of user groups, along with a new strategic direction to address maintenance and supply concerns, stimulated a need to implement a sports field strategy.
The Nanaimo Sports Field Strategy outlines a fifteen-year vision from 2009 to 2024 to develop, adopt and implement a strategy that allows all citizens of Nanaimo access and opportunity to enjoy an active lifestyle. This strategic review was driven in part by the continuous demand from Nanaimo residents to use playing fields, improve conditions within the city, and develop a comprehensive long-term strategy to address current and future shortfalls in the quantity and quality of the city's existing playing fields. This strategy is being implemented on an ongoing basis to improve Nanaimo's fields.
- Nanaimo Sports Field Strategy (Adopted May 2010)
- Field Strategy Focus Group Summary
- Field Strategy Survey of Other Municipalities
Nanaimo's 21 Sportsfields
- Artificial Turf Field #2 at Beban Park
- Barney Moriez Park
- Beban Park
- Bowen West Field
- Caledonia Park
- Comox All-Weather Field
- Departure Bay Centennial Park
- Deverill Square Park
- Diver Lake Park
- Elaine Hamilton Park
- Groveland Park
- Gyro (Wentworth) Field
- Harewood Centennial Park
- Harry Wipper Park
- Mansfield Park
- May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park
- McGirr Sports Complex
- Merle Logan Field (Artificial Turf Field #1 at Beban Park)
- Pleasant Valley Park
- Robins Park
- Third Street (Serauxman) Park