Oliver Woods Facility Update for July

The City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture facilities continue to remain closed to all private and public rentals up to and including July 31st, 2020 to comply with the BC Health Order issued by the Provincial Health Officer on March 16, 2020.  All Private rental bookings within this time frame will be cancelled with refunds / credits processed as soon as we can.

Please connect with us at a later date if you wish to re-book.  Booking dates beyond July 31st remain as listed on your contracts(s).  If you require changes to bookings dates that are scheduled beyond July 31st please contact the appropriate allocation clerk to request those changes.

If applicable, we will send the revised contract or receipts for refunds/credits for your records as soon as we can.

Parks, trails and many outdoor recreation amenities are now open, including water parks and splash pads. Sports fields will be opening next week, with all rental groups required to submit their Provincial and Local Sport Organizations’ COVID operating plans to the City of Nanaimo as a part of the booking process. When indoor facilities do reopen and programs restart, they could look very different than what has been in the past to facilitate physical distancing, use of equipment, time for cleaning and disinfecting and other safety measures as outlined by the BC Centre for Disease Control.   Indoor recreation user groups will also be required to submit COVID operating plans as a part of the booking process.  

Before indoor facilities can reopen staff must submit Site Safety Plans and revised operating schedules for approval.   These plans are well underway and staff will notify the public as soon as possible with potential reopening dates.

We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available and circumstances evolve.

Stay healthy and safe,

Thank you,

City of Nanaimo