Organizations and individuals hoping to plan events at city-owned venues or on city streets can now submit applications for 2022.
Annual events will be given priority as long as the request is received before the review process begins on Jan. 31, 2022, according to a release from the city. After that date applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Applications submitted after Jan. 31 must be received at least 30 days prior to the event and will be subject to the same terms and conditions as applications received before Jan. 31, according to the city.
City locations are listed here:
-Parksville Civic and Technology Centre grounds
-Parksville Community Park (picnic shelter, waterfront walkway gazebo, Arbutus Point ‘Labyrinth,’ beach volleyball courts, kite field, skateboard park)
-Foster Park (gazebo and picnic shelter)
-Despard Avenue off-leash dog park
-City streets for walks, marathons, cycling events and parades
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the city requires anyone wishing to host a special event to submit a COVID-19 Addendum to Special Event and Park Use Application and ensure participants act in accordance with the requirements and guidelines as set out by the province.
Depending on the nature of the event, hosts may also be required to submit a COVID-19 safety plan along with a parks use application. BC’s Restart Plan includes full details on outdoor gatherings.
For use of the sports fields, lacrosse box, pickleball and tennis courts, contact Regional District of Nanaimo’s Recreation & Parks Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.