Departure Bay Park’s water park. (City of Nanaimo photo)

Nanaimo’s water parks open early due to heat wave

Water parks open at Deverill Park, Departure Bay Park, Harewood Centennial Park, Mansfield Park

The City of Nanaimo’s water parks are now open to help people keep cool during an especially hot week of May.

The city’s parks and rec department announced today, May 10, that water parks are open at Deverill Square Park, Departure Bay Park, Harewood Centennial Park and Mansfield Park from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. each day.

“Water parks are a popular feature in our parks, and we are happy to be able to get them open earlier than usual with the warmer weather,” said Al Britton, city parks manager, in a press release.

The city notes that every spring it tests the pipes, cleans the features and gets the water parks in good working order, and this year they “re-organized some priorities” to get the water parks open sooner.

As a comparison, in 2018, water parks opened on May 19.

RELATED: Warm weather smashes records along B.C.’s south coast, with more sun to come



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