Saxer Park

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Acquired by the City of Nanaimo in 2004. This 3.7 acre park was acquired through both a subdivision process (5% subidivison requirement) combined with the gift from Mrs. Anna Saxer of 2.1 acres of family property. It has nearly 1 kilometres of walking trails.

Mr. John & Mrs. Anna Saxer purchased this area as part of 10 acres of property in the 1900s where they settled on their waterfront property with their son, Ralph. They kept the property in its natural state except areas where they cleared for trails.

Anna and their son, Ralph, were Boy Scout leaders in the community. The Boy Scouts had an ongoing experience of clearing some of the trails and had great adventures exploring the forest and the beach portions of the property.

John and Anna's love of the wilderness and sailing led them to the desire to share with the other the gift of this parkland, something that the residents from all areas of the City will benefit from.

Grand opening of the park took place on Thursday April 14, 2005 with Anna Saxer in attendance. She passed away shortly after.


6500 Dover Road


Not Wheelchair Accessible



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