Nanaimo's water parks are open

Plenty of options to stay cool as temperature rises


The City of Nanaimo Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture has turned on on the taps at the four City water parks - just in time for warmer temperatures this weekend.

Beginning today, Friday, May 10, the water parks located in Departure Bay Kiwanis Park, Mansfield Park, Deverill Square Park and Harewood Centennial Park are open! The water is on daily from 9 am to 8 pm.

Link to Strategic Plan: Integrated Action Plan: C3.6 Recreation, Culture and Wellness

Key Points

  • There are four water parks in Nanaimo, located at Deverill Square Park, Departure Bay Kiwanis Park, Harewood Centennial Park and Mansfield Park.
  • Each park is open seven days a week from 9 am to 8 pm.
  • Summer season preparations are still underway for the misting station at Maffeo Sutton Park. It is scheduled to open in time for May long weekend.


"If a groundhog’s shadow can declare a longer winter, then the cool mist and splashing water of our waterparks is a sure sign of summer. Just like that, the taps have turned. Here comes the heat!"

City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Every spring, City staff work to prepare the water parks for opening by testing the pipes, cleaning the features and making sure everything is in working order.


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