Summer has definitely come to Nanaimo and with the warmer weather comes the desire to be out in the sun. One park that is very popular in the summer is Departure Bay Centennial Park.
This 1.9 hectare (4.7 hectares) destination park is located in the beautiful Departure Bay.
Departure Bay Centennial is universally accessible and features many outdoor sporting and leisure opportunities with a natural turf field, two ball diamonds and multi-use courts. The multi-use courts are separated into two tennis courts - with one of the tennis courts repurposed for playing tennis and pickleball - and one youth multi-use court for such sports as basketball and box hockey.
The Departure Bay Activity Centre can also be found here. The activity centre plays host to many Parks, Recreation and Environment programs.
Last, but definitely not least, Departure Bay Centennial features a very popular water park for kids to cool down in during the warm summer months.
Partnerships were key in developing Departure Bay Centennial Park. The Gyro Club donated towards the youth multi-use court and the Kiwanis Sunrisers donated towards the waterpark.
This summer "Take a Moment" to explore Departure Bay Centennial Park.
Looking for a park to explore? Check out the Nanaimo Parks Search tool on the City website.