Feb 29, 2024

Special Events Procedures

Applications are being accepted from organizations and individuals wishing to hold special events at City-owned venues or on City streets. The review process starts January 31. Annual events will be given priority provided the request is received by January 31, after which time applications will be addressed as first-time events on a first-come, first served basis, based on availability. After January 31, applications must be received at least thirty days prior to the event and will be subject to the same terms and conditions as those applications received prior to January 31, 2024.

The City of Parksville invites applications from community organizations and private citizens wishing to hold special events at a variety of City-owned venues. These locations are listed here:

  • Parksville Civic and Technology Centre grounds (100 Jensen Avenue East)
  • Parksville Community Park
    • Arbutus Point (Labyrinth area)
    • Beach volleyball courts
    • Kite field
    • Picnic shelter
    • Skateboard park
    • Waterfront Walkway gazebo
  • Springwood Park
  • Memorial Plaza
  • Foster Park (gazebo)
  • Off-leash dog park (Despard Avenue)
  • Individual City green spaces
  • City streets for walks, marathons, cycling events and parades

To submit an application or for more information:

  • For use of the sports fields, lacrosse box, pickleball and tennis courts, contact Regional District of     Nanaimo’s recreation and parks department at fieldbooking@rdn.bc.ca; 250 752-5014.

  • For Parksville Outdoor Theatre bookings, contact Parksville Beach Festival Society, lwderry@gmail.com;     250 954-7188. Rental Information

  • For rental of Shelly Road Centre, contact shellyhallrental@shaw.ca or 250 927-0641.

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