City of Nanaimo to reopen lacrosse boxes and Harewood Covered Sports Court


The City of Nanaimo is opening up lacrosse boxes and the Harewood Covered Sport Court on Monday, June 29. The openings come after completion of a detailed reopening strategy that complies with BC's Provincial Health directives and other governing bodies.

Guideline signage for these venues will be posted at each location to help residents understand how to remain safe and healthy while visiting these areas.

These guidelines remind residents to:

  • Adhere to physical distancing guidelines from anybody outside their household (2 metres or 6 feet)
  • Wash their hands properly before coming to the park and after leaving
  • Avoid the area if sick or if they have been exposed to someone who has been sick or if a child is immune compromised
  • Not share equipment, food, water bottles or other personal items
  • Not congregate in groups larger than 50
  • Not play contact or competitive
  • Book any formal use first through Allocations by calling 250-756-5214

For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, visit

Link to Strategic Plan: The City of Nanaimo is committed to a livable community that ensures the safety and well-being of its residents.

Key Points

  • Any formal use of these facilities must be first approved through an allocation booking by calling 250-755-7514. You will be asked to provide your safety play plan.
  • City of Nanaimo indoor recreation facilities, including pools, arenas, community centres and City-owned cultural venues remain closed at this time, but a reopening strategy is being worked on by City staff.


"We are pleased to be able to reopen our lacrosse boxes and the popular covered sport box at Harewood Centennial Park. We ask the public to follow the posted guidelines at these facilities to keep everyone healthy and safe."

Manager, Arenas
City of Nanaimo


Damon Johnston
Manager, Arenas
City of Nanaimo

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