Nanaimo's Water parks "drying up" for the season


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 City's water parks until next summer. Based on weather forecasts and the current temperature, the water/splash parks located in Departure Bay Centennial, Deverill Square and Mansfield Park were shut off this morning.

City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation hopes everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer and had the opportunity to visit one or more of the water parks and splash park. This fall and winter take a moment to enjoy some water fun at Beban Pool and the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. For more information on swim sessions, check the Public Schedules page on the City website.

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Key Points

  • The City's water parks and splash park have been shut off for the season.
  • 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 October 1. Until then, Beban Pool has extended hours to accommodate the community's public swimming needs.


"Thanks for a great season of fun! The water parks got a lot of use this summer and we look forward to announcing the opening again next year. We encourage you to use the City's many playgrounds and trails during the fall and winter season."

Acting Manager, Parks Operations
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Nanaimo has three water parks and a splash park open from June to September from 9 am until 8 pm. Water parks are located in Departure Bay Kiwanis Park (off Bay Street), Deverill Square Park (200 Irwin Street) and Harewood Centennial Park (740 Howard Avenue). A splash park is located in Mansfield Park (850 Cadogan Street).


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Art Groot
Acting Manager, Parks Operations
City of Nanaimo

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