Summer Water Fun Wraps Up


As the cooler weather rolls in, Parks staff prepare for Fall. On the to do list is to tidy up and shut off the water to the water parks until next Summer. Due to construction of the Multi-Purpose Covered Court, Harewood Water Park has already been closed. The last day to play in the remaining water parks (Departure Bay Centennial, Deverill Square and Mansfield Park) will be Sunday, September 17.

We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer and had the opportunity to visit one or more of the water parks. Please be sure to move indoors to enjoy a fall and winter of water fun at Beban Pool and the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.

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Key Points

  • Harewood Water Park is now closed. The three other parks will remain open until September 17.
  • Aquatic fun will continue throughout the fall and winter at Beban Pool and Nanaimo Aquatic Centre.
  • The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre is currently closed for maintenance and will re-open September 25. Until then, Beban Pool has extended hours to accommodate the community's public swimming needs.


"Thanks for a great season! The water parks got a lot of use this summer and we look forward to announcing the opening again next year. "

Manager, Parks Operations
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Nanaimo has four water parks open from June to September from 9am until 8 pm. Departure Bay Kiwanis Park (off Bay Street), Deverill Square Park (200 Irwin Street), Harewood Centennial Park (740 Howard Avenue) and Mansfield Park (850 Cadogan Street).


Harewood Water Park
Harewood Water Park
Departure Bay Water Park
Departure Bay Water Park


Al Britton
Manager, Parks Operations
City of Nanaimo

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