Beban Kinsmen Participark improvements planned


Kinsmen Participark, located at Beban Park, will undergo some tree management work later this month.

The improvement project will enhance the health of the forest ecosystem and increase the usability of the park through the removal of hazardous trees, pruning, invasive plant removal and wildlife tree creation. In spring, tree and understory replanting will take place.

This project is the precursor to further planned improvements to the park, including new educational interpretive signage and the removal of the remaining old workout stations in conjunction with their replacement with a new workout station circuit.

Link to Strategic Plan: Enhancing parks and open spaces is a great way to enhance the livability of the community for its citizens.

Key Points

  • Tree work will begin on Monday, January 18 and continue throughout the week. It is anticipated that work will be completed on Friday, January 22. The park will be closed during this period. Please obey signage on trail heads into the park.
  • Replanting work will take place in the spring.


"Coupled with future replanting, the tree work planned for the Participark in January will protect and enhance the valuable forest ecosystem which we are fortunate to have in the heart of the City. This work is the first step in an exciting plan to improve the user experience of this park. "

Manager, Parks Operations
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • This natural forest covers 23 acres and features an extensive trail network.
  • This forest in the park is estimated to be between 60 to 80 years old and is comprised of a second growth stand consisting predominantly of Douglas Fir with secondary components of Arbutus, Western Red Cedar and Shore Pine.


Charlotte Davis
Manager, Parks Operations
City of Nanaimo
250 755 7515

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