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All Nanaimo Parks

We're constantly trying to add more parks and keep our information up to date. If you have information about one we're missing, let us know at askpre@nanaimo.ca.

Anchor Way Park
This park is a gateway to harbourfront walkway, sea plane terminal, shops and parkade . The plaque...
Arbutus Park
Arbutus Park is another neighbourhood park lot that benefited from the hard work of a Volunteer in Parks...
Barney Moriez Park
The park was improved through the VIP program in 2000 where various pieces of playground equipment were...
Barsby Park
Barsby Park is an extension of the Millstone Trailway. The park is a short walk up from the popular...
Bastion Square Park
Located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo this park is home to Nanaimo's iconic Hudson Bay Bastion. The...
Bayshore Park
This park is a great spot for scenic viewing or picnicking. There are no amenities or playground equipment...
Beach Estates Park
This is a hidden gem of a park tucked away in the Brechin Hill neighbourhood. The park trail consists...
Beaufort Park
This central Nanaimo park includes tennis courts, walking trails and a year round dog off leash area...
Beban Park
Named after the Beban Family who lived on the 160 acres of land from 1930s-1950s Beban Park is Nanaimo's...
Ben Gunn Park
Black Diamond Park
Black Diamond Park consists of a large, grassed area great for activities such as frisbee or a game of...
Blueback Beach Access
Found at the end of Blueback Road in north Nanaimo this park access corridor leads to a quiet beach by...
Bob-O-Link Park
This popular neighbourhood park was updated in 2008 features include a playground and tennis courts....
Bonnie Drive Park
Undeveloped park land lot. No amenities on site.
Bowen Park
Bowen Park is located in the heart of the city, with most of the 36 hectare park remaining undeveloped....
Brackenwood Park
Playground equipment was installed in 2006 through the VIP Program. The playground consists of a climbing...
Brannen Lake Beach
Brannen Lake Beach park offers visitors access to some of Nanaimo's wonderful warm water swimming. You'll...
Brannen Lake Boat Launch
This is a boat launch area with parking and consists of a shelter and fish cleaning station. There is...
Brechin Boat Ramp
This public access boat ramp was redeveloped in 2008 in partnership with BC Ferries. Recent upgrades...
Breonna Schonner Park
This north Nanaimo neighbourhood park consists of a large grassy area with benches and a picnic table.
Broadway Park
This large playground park is a popular gathering place for families in the Broadway neighbourhood. The...
Brookwood Park
Brookwood Park is located in the Sunshine Ridge subdivison in north Nanaimo. The park includes a playground...
Buttertubs Marsh Park
Buttertubs Marsh is a bird and wildlife sanctuary. There is a 2 km loop trail around the marsh and a...
Cable Bay Trail
Cable Bay Trail winds its way down to the oceanfront overlooking Gabriola Island and back towards the...
Caledonia Park
Caledonia Park is located adjacent to Bowen Park and the Nanaimo Curling Centre. The park is home to...
Camcrest Park
This neighbourhood park, acquired in 1980, is predominantly a natural area with a playground feature...
Capilano Park 1
This is a small neighbourhood park consisting of a grassy area and trees. Perfect spot to meet up with...
Capilano Park 2
This "natural" setting consists of a grassy passive area located on Capilano Place.
Carmanah Park
Formerly called Sierra Park, this park was renamed in Carmanah Park in 2008. Part of the park is wooded...
Cathedral Grove Park
This neighbourhood park features landscaping that encourages neighbours to gather and children of all...
Catherine Gisborne Garden
Named to celebrate the life of Eleanor Catherine Gibsborne. She was a garden designer, energetic downtown...
Cathers Lake Beach Access 4
This area is a gravel walkway with access to Cathers Lake.
Cathers Lake Park
This lakeside park consists of a paved pathway linking Dockside Way to Michigan Way.
Charlaine Boat Ramp
This is a paved boat access to the ocean found along Hammond Bay Road.
Chase River Estuary Park
Chase River Estuary Park is located at the south end of Haliburton Street. The park's 1.3 km of trails,...
Chinese Memorial Gardens Park
This Memorial Garden, acquired in 1966, is dedicated to the early Chinese pioneers. It was created as...
Cinnabar Valley Park
Acquired in 1980, playground equipment was updated in 2001 through the VIP Program and consists of a...
Colinwood Park
Located in the Brennan Lake area this park's playground equipment was updated in 2006 as a part of a...
Colliery Dam Park
This park is one of Nanaimo's larger destination parks popular especially in the summer as a fresh water...
Comox Park Gyro 1
Another of Nanaimo's oldest parks, created in 1895. This park is near the downtown core just a few blocks...
Country Hills Park
This large playground park includes an area for toddlers and for older children. There is a grassy area...
Dallas Square Park
Park encompasses land on either side of Front Street and has good views of Nanaimo Harbour. Close to...
Departure Bay Centennial Park
This is a large scale destination neighbourhood park with a variety of features, including tennis courts,...
Deverill Square Gyro 2 Park
Deverill Square (formerly Haliburton Park) is a neighbourhood park featuring a water park (seasonal),...
Diana Krall Plaza
Named after Nanaimo born jazz singer, Diana Krall, this plaza is a public open space consisting of access...
Diver Lake Park
This lake side park offers walking trails, wildlife viewing, a playground, fitness circuit and BMX track....
Dublin Park
E&N Trail
A multi-purpose paved trail perfect for walking, jogging, roller blading, skateboarding and wheelchairs,...
Egli Park
Small play lot that provides paved pedestrian access from Westhill Place to Mill Road. Acquired in 1984.
Elaine Hamilton Park
Located in south Nanaimo this community park offers playfields, a field house and large gravel parking...
Emery Way Park
Majority of park is passive grassed area with one basketball hoop. Land acquired through subdivision...
Emery Way Park Access
Park consists of a paved trail with stairs connecting neighbourhood to Bowen Road.
Everest Drive Park
Neighbourhood playground.
Fillinger Waterfront Park 1
Beach access. Wooden stairs installed in 2006.
Fillinger Waterfront Park 2
Short trail leads from Fillinger Crescent to the water. Acquired in 1981.
Forest Drive Gyro Park
Residents in the Forest Drive neighbourhood worked hard under the City of Nanaimo Volunteers in Parks...
Friar Tuck Beach Access
A beach access park at Hammond Bay Road and Friar Tuck Way.
Georgia Park
Land was purchased from the Gyro Club and Native Sons of Nanaimo in the 1940s. The park was dedicated...
Glen Oaks Park 1
Goldfinch Park
Acquired through subdivision in 2006. A natural trail was built and may connect to future adjacent development...
Groveland Gyro Park
Acquired in 1980, this neighbourhood parks has a playground (swings, slide and climbing structure), a...
Gyro (Waddington) Park
This park, acquired in 1984, consists of a passive grass area and benches.
Harbourfront Walkway
The Harbourfront Walkway is a multi-use trail along the Newcastle Channel and downtown waterfront. The...
Harewood Centennial Park (Sherry Fields)
This popular community park includes a playground area, hard surface courts, and Sherry Sports Fields....
Harry Wipper Park
Acquired in 1981, this sports field is found off of Hammond Bay Road and is adjacent to the Walley Creek...
Hawthorne Park
This neighhourhood park features a number of looping trails and ponds. The parkland is used for passive...
Icarus Drive Park
Developed with Sechelt Park under the VIP Program in 1997, it consists of a playground, benches and picnic...
Invermere Beach Access
Acquired in 1951, this park consists of sets of stairs leading to the beach.
Italian Square Park
Italian Square Park is the site of the Italian Fountain, a landmark structure in the downtown core of...
Jack Point and Biggs Park
The park's trail provides access to pristine beaches with excellent views of the Nanaimo River estuary,...
Jacob's Lane Walkway
Park consists of a paved walkway with stairs at Hammond Bay Road and Jacob's Lane.
Joan Point Park
You can access Joan Point by following the Cable Bay Park trail to its end and follow the shoreline south....
John Weeks Park
This park is adjacent to both the Chase River Activity Centre/Firehall. Acquired in 1980, it consists...
Keighley Park
Acquired in 1980, this park had new playground equipment installed in 2006 through the VIP Program. The...
Kenwill Park
New playground equipment was added to this neighbourhood park in 2005 through the VIP Program. Playground...
Kinette Evergreen Park
This small park includes playground equipment which was installed in 2008 through the Volunteers in...
Kinsman Park
Kinsman Park is located towards the south end of Departure Bay (Kin Beach). It is a great spot for an...
Knowles Park
Named after the Knowles Family who were long time residents of the south end of Nanaimo. Arthur Knowles...
Latimer Park
This neighbourhood park consists of a small playground structure and a basketball hoop.
Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park
Linley Valley Cottle Lake Park is wilderness park located between Departure and Hammond Bay. The network...
Lost Lake Trail
This park includes a 1 km trail that loops Lost Lake. The trail consists of gravel areas, as well as...
Lotus Pinnatus Park
Loudon Park and Trail
Loudon Park and Walkway is a popular spot year round for swimming, various paddling sports, walking,...
Maffeo Sutton Park
Maffeo Sutton Park is Nanaimo's signature park overlooking our world famous harbour. The park is a central...
Malibu Terrace Park
This park, acquired in 1991, has footpaths to Porpoise Place Playlot and Alderway Playlot and has a small...
Mansfield Park
Mansfield Park is a large neighbourhood park lot and includes a playfield area and playground. It is...
May Richards Bennett Pioneer Park
May Richard's Bennett Park has a something for everyone! Here you'll find the popular Rotary Skate Park,...
McGirr Community Park
Acquired in 1981, playground equipment was installed in the 199s and consists of swings, slides, and...
McGirr Sports Fields
Acquired in 1985, this park is managed by the McGirr Sports Society. It consists of playing fields, a...
McGregor Park
McGregor Park is a part of the larger Nanaimo Harbour Front Walkway located directly across from the...
Merle Logan Field
This is an lighted artificial turf field located within the Beban Park campus. It was officially opened...
Mollys Marsh Park
This undeveloped park property was a gift to the City from the owner and is named for the donor's ill...
Morningside Beach Access
Great beach south facing beach, perfect for beachcombing with little ones. The sheltered bay makes for...
Morningside Park
Treed area adjacent to Hammond Bay School. Walley Creek runs through the park. Amenities include a tennis...
Neck Point Park
Neck Point is a destination waterfront park for Nanaimo and the region. The park is recognized as an...
Newcastle Island Park
Newcastle Island Provincial Park is a popular destination and is accessible by private boat or a foot...
Nob Hill Park
This quiet neighbourhood park includes updated playground equipment and a gentle walking trail.
Norasea Park
This is a newly updated neighbourhood park lot in the Oceanview subdivision in north Nanaimo. The park...
Northfield Nature Park
Northfield Nature Park is network of trails that connects a series of subdivisions running parallel to...
Northfield Rotary Lookout Park
Northfield Park is located at the intersection of the Parkway Highway and Northfield Road. It is the...
Nottingham Drive Park
this park consists of stairs and a trail that act as a shortcut from Nottingham Drive to Prince John...
Nova Park
This small neighbourhood park is a popular 'tot' lot featuring some basic play equipment. Updated playground...
Old Harewood School Sports Field
This field was transferred from School District 68 to the City of Nanaimo in 2013 as part of a land exchange...
Oliver Woods Park
This park is the site of the Oliver Woods Community Centre, trails, a children's playground with areas...
Orchard Circle Park 1
This neighbourhood park was acquired in 1978 and is the home to a small playground.
Parkway Park
Acquired in 1957, new playground equipment was installed in 2000.
Parkway Trail
This is a paved, multi-use trail that runs along the Parkway Highway. Provides access to Colliery Dam,...
Pawson Gyro Park
Pawson Park is one of the longest established parks in Nanaimo. It was named after John Pawson who was...
Pearson Park
This small garden with seasonal plantings and some of Nanaimo's famous palm trees serves as a gateway...
Pioneer Cemetery Park
Historical cemetery with headstones in rock wall. Park is close proximity to downtown and amenities....
Pioneer Square Park
Pioneer Square is a .1 acre open space (some is planted and some is hard-spaced) bordered by Nichol and...
Piper Park
Piper park is the 1.1 acre green knoll above front street and adjacent to Vancouver Island Conference...
Pipers Lagoon Park
Another of Nanaimo's famous waterfront parks. Scenic trails with ocean viewpoints, a perfect place to...
Pirates Park
Park offers excellent ocean views and a wide variety of bird species on site. The park offers access...
Planta Park
This is a small natural wooded area with a small trail system. The park is located within the Stephenson...
Pleasant Valley Park
Pleasant Valley Park is used primarily for soccer and baseball league play and practices. The fields...
Prince John Way Beach Access
Parks consists of a partially paved trail with wooden stairs leading down to the water. Steep slope.
Ranchview Park
Ranchview Park is one of the larger neighbourhood parks in the Cranberry/Extension area. The park includes...
Richards Marsh Park
This south Nanaimo Park is a popular nature trail and bird watching spot. The park includes soft surface...
Robin's Den Park
This park was installed in 2008 under the VIP Program; however, it is not located on City land. It is...
Robins Park
Robins Park is the host site for a number of baseball teams throughout the year. The sound end of the...
Rocky Point 1 Park
Acquired through subdivision in 1984, this is a beach access park.
Rocky Point 2 Park
Acquired through subdivision in 1984, this is a beach access park.
Roxanne Park
Playground equipment installed through the Volunteers in Parks program in 2006. Playground consists of...
Salal Park
This neighbourhood park consists of several pieces of playground equipment that were installed through...
Saxer Park
Acquired by the City of Nanaimo in 2004. This 3.7 acre park was acquired through both a subdivision process...
Seabold Rotary Park
Located at end of Seabolt Road, playground equipment was installed through the VIP Program in 1997. It...
Sechelt Drive Park
Acquired through subdivision in 1982, it is adjacent to Icarus Drive Park.
Sid Clark Gyro Park
Located within the Old City Quarter, this park is primarily used for youth baseball and soccer. It is...
Sugarloaf Mountain Park
Sugarloaf Mountain Park is a natural viewpoint overlooking picturesque Departure Bay. A perfect spot...
Westwood Lake Park
Westwood Lake Park is one of Nanaimo's best loved parks. Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Benson it is...
Woodstream Park

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