Located in the Hawthorne neighbourhood, is a park bearing the same name. Hawthorne Park is a 1.5 hectare (3.8 acres) green space featuring a playground, looping trails and a stormwater retention pond.
Hawthorne Park has become a community gathering hub. Several community barbeques and events have been held here and the neighbourhood has been very active in developing the park. In 2014, neighbourhood volunteers worked with the City in the Partners in Parks (PIP) program to install a playground.
Recently, with the support of a TD Green Streets grant, neighbours helped City staff plant shade trees. Nanaimo was chosen out of 125 applicants for the grant along with 22 other communities across Canada.
Over 20 large deciduous trees were planted around the playground and open field and a Garry oak meadow was established.
Take a Moment...to explore one of Nanaimo's parks. Find the Nanaimo Parks Search on the City website.