Activity Guide

Register online at General Inquiries 250-756-5200 30 Summer is such a fun season! The weather is warm, the days are long, and the opportunities to play are all around us... Here are a few ways to help make your summer more memorable! • Cool off at one of the water parks (see back cover) • Enjoy some time with Fido at one of our off-leash parks • Grab a pole and head out fishing to Colliery Dam Park • Swim at Westwood Lake Park (see back cover) • Drop into a special event at the pools (see page 82) • Show your patriotism by attending the Canada Day celebrations at Maffeo Sutton Park (see back cover) • Fly a kite at Pipers Lagoon Park • Play a game of disc golf at Bowen Park • Skateboard at Harewood Skate Park (opening in June) • Walk, bike, scoot or roller blade along one of Nanaimo's 170 kilometres of trails • Play a game of pickle ball at Beaufort Park Sport Courts • Geocache at Neck Point Park, Maffeo Sutton Park or Departure Bay Beach • Build a fort using driftwood at a local beach • Count the dinosaurs along Cable Bay Trail • Birdwatch at Buttertubs Marsh • Learn about the salmon along Bowen Park's side channel • Seek out a new park or playground by picking up a copy of our new“Explore Our Parks and Trails”brochure • Pack a picnic and head down to Departure Bay’s new picnic area and waterfront walkway See the following section for summer day camps & programs! Summer PLAYGROUND PROGRAM July 6 to August 28 Hey, kids ages 5 to 12! Drop in to one of our neighbourhood playgrounds this summer and join in for FREE family fun! Activities could include games, arts & crafts and sports! Monday to Friday, 10 am-3:30 pm · HAREWOOD CENTENNIAL PARK (740 Howard Ave) · MANSFIELD PARK (850 Cadogan St) Monday to Wednesday, 10 am-3:30 pm · COUNTRY HILLS PARK (1899 White Blossom Way) · LINLEY VALLEY GYRO PARK (5787 Linley Valley Way) Thursday & Friday, 10 am-3:30 pm · HAWTHORNE PARK (620 Sarum Rise Way) · WESTDALE/LESLIE CRES. PARK (5409 Westdale Rd) FAMILY FUN NIGHTS Join us for games, crafts and so much more on the following days from 4-7 pm: • Thursday, June 25 - Harewood Park • Thursday, July 30 - Mansfield Park • Thursday, August 27 - Departure Bay Park