The beach access stairs located at Seabold Rotary Park in Nanaimo were constructed in the mid 1990s to service local residents as an access point to the north Nanaimo beaches. The wide, winding staircase help users navigate the steep north shore bank. This amenity provides opportunity for exercise, access to ocean swimming, beach combing and beautiful scenic views.
In December 2018, some stair footings were damaged in a storm event. Due to the damage and overall condition of the facility, the structure was no longer safe for public use and permanently closed.
The City of Nanaimo began assessing the site and developing a plan to replace this important amenity.
The Seabold Rotary Park stairs are scheduled for replacement beginning in September 2020. Projected completion of this project is late 2020.