Apr 22, 2024

Foster Park

Address: 625 Pym Street

Foster Park is a great example of one of Parksville's neighbourhood parks. Neighbourhood parks are found throughout the City and have a variety of amenities.

Foster Park is 2.72 hectares of parkland tucked away just off Pym Street
with gazebo, picnic shelter, picnic tables and benches, playground, trails, basketball hoop, and green spaces. While part of Foster Park is open green space, there is also a natural treed trail system on part of the parkland. Trails are unpaved but quite level and easily accessible.

The playground features swings, slides, play structure and rubber surfacing. Foster Park is the perfect place for a quiet family afternoon, or a child's outdoor birthday party. The park is equipped with male, female and accessible washrooms and a water fountain located on the side of the building.

The park features a gazebo and a picnic shelter which may be rented for special events. The gazebo is partially enclosed, with seating around the inner perimeter of the shelter and the newer picnic shelter covers picnic tables. To book these facilities for an event, download an application form or contact the operations department at 250 248-5412 or ops@parksville.ca.

Friends of Foster Park
The Friends of Foster Park, established in 1995, is a non-profit organization of volunteers committed to advocating and supporting Foster Park through
various fundraisers and park-related projects. In 2020, to recognize the societyís 25th anniversary, funds were raised to plant 25 trees along with the donation of two hundred native trees and plants to help restore the forested area of the. Some of the species included Douglas fir, Oregon grape, maple, trillium, ninebark, flowering currant, elderberry, thimbleberry, snowberry and more. Each species offers a unique contribution to enhancing the biodiversity
of the forest.

The Friends of Foster Park produced The History of Foster Park, which is available in two parts to view here.

To become a Friend of Foster Park or to donate to the organization, please visit their website or contact through Facebook page.

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