Bowen Park

Bowen Park is a large greenspace just northwest of downtown Nanaimo. It's a popular spot, offering both sport and tranquility.

If you have Google Earth, you can see our interactive map of Bowen Park's features and facilities, including the locations of the disc golf course, playing fields, hall, natural features, and more. Or read below if you have questions about using the equipment or facilities. (500 Bowen Road)

What's here:

  • outdoor pool (summer)
  • walking trails
  • a disc golf course ("frolf" to some)
  • a skate bowl
  • seniors centre
  • 2 picnic shelters with children's playgrounds
  • tennis courts
  • beach volleyball
  • horseshoes
  • seasonal petting zoo
  • duck pond

Bowen Park is especially pretty in the autumn, when the mature maples have thick, crispy cushions of orange leaves beneath. There are big hills that are great for tobogganing in the winter, and in the spring there are flowers and blooming rhododendron gardens.

Bowen Park is also highlighted in our Nanaimo Walking Tour.

Renting the Halls, BBQing, etc.

Host your conference or family picnic here at the park! You can rent:

  • Halls / rooms
  • Picnic shelters
  • Lacrosse box
  • Auditorium
  • Sand volleyball
  • Tennis courts
  • Curling rink
  • Playing fields
  • Horseshoes
  • Lawn bowling

For more information about renting the facilities or registering for events at the park, or anything else to do with Bowen Park, try phoning 250-756-5200.

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Open in Google Earth (kmz file)