Parksville Community Park

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City parks are important elements in the quality of life of Parksville, providing green spaces, playgrounds, outdoor recreation facilities, natural spaces and trees.

The Parksville Community Park is steeped in history; Parksville's namesake, Nelson Parks, had a small shack near the land which currently makes up the park. It is said at a social event in his home, he remarked it looked as though everyone around was present, so the settlement should be called "Parksville". Sure enough on February 2, 1887, the Englishman River Post Office was renamed to the Parksville Post office. In 1923, the Parksville Women's Institute purchased


City parks are important elements in the quality of life of Parksville, providing green spaces, playgrounds, outdoor recreation facilities, natural spaces and trees.

The Parksville Community Park is steeped in history; Parksville's namesake, Nelson Parks, had a small shack near the land which currently makes up the park. It is said at a social event in his home, he remarked it looked as though everyone around was present, so the settlement should be called "Parksville". Sure enough on February 2, 1887, the Englishman River Post Office was renamed to the Parksville Post office. In 1923, the Parksville Women's Institute purchased 39 acres of waterfront property from Joe Hirst for $3,500 with a discount of $500 if the amount could be paid within three years, which it was. In 1963, the Community Park Society gave the responsibility of running the park to the City of Parksville. Parksville Community Park remains the jewel of the City and has become a central gathering space for social, community and sporting events.

To this day, the waterfront Parksville Community Park is a hub of activity and a popular venue for community events and festivals. There is plenty beach for everyone and the park offers recreational facilities for the whole family.

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Did you grow up playing at Lions Ventureland Playground? Or perhaps visited the Community Park on weekends or during family vacations? What makes this amazing park and play land so unique? We would love to hear from you!.

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