Park Ambassadors

What is the Park Ambassadors Program?

parkambassadors_westwoodThis program is intended to create awareness of the importance of practicing physical distancing while in the parks or on the trails, as well as other health-related actions that individuals can take to stay healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

What is the Role of the Park Ambassadors?

  • to educate the public about the importance of physical distancing
  • to safety engage with the public and provide information and answer questions
  • to report maintenance issues to parks operations for response and repair
  • to clean and disinfect high touch areas in the parks
  • to assist with minor parks maintenance duties, including invasive plant removal, litter clean up, minor graffiti removal and maintenance of signage, tape and barriers

What does Physical Distancing Look Like?

  • groups are made up of only those living in the same household
  • all park visitors must go to the edge of the trail and go single file when passing someone
  • greet people with a wave instead of a handshake or hug
  • consider using parks and trails at less peak times of the day
  • only come to the parks and trails when you are well

What Locations Can Park Ambassadors be Found?

  • Westwood Lake
  • Downtown waterfront  along Maffeo Sutton Park (Queen Elizabeth II Promenade, Sway-A-Lana Lagoon, Georgia Park, McGregor Park, Diana Krall Plaza and along areas of the Port Authority's Waterfront Walkway)
  • Bowen Park
  • Neck Point Park
  • Colliery Dam Park
  • Other small beaches and parks in Nanaimo

How will Park Ambassadors be Identified?

Look for Park Ambassadors dressed in yellow vests.

Last updated: July 7, 2020

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