Rotary Lakeside Park
The west end of the park accommodates the main City playing fields, as well as the new ActNow seniors' exercise area. Follow the Centennial Pathway along the water and back to the beach to round out your visit to Lakeside Park.
Lions Park is a neighbourhood park located in the Uphill area of Nelson, at Kootenay and Richards streets. The playground and spray park are popular features of Lions Park.
The baseball diamond and basketball court and an outdoor skating rink make Lions Park a year-round centre of activity. Large shade trees allow a comfortable visit to the playground for children of all ages, and if the sun gets too intense, the spray park is perfect for cooling off.
For the summer of 2012 the Spray Park will be open seven (7) days a week starting on Friday, June 18th until mid-September from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Cottonwood Falls Park
Cottonwood Falls Park is located on Cottonwood Creek at the spot where the falls are created as the creek crosses under Highways 3A and 6. The unique setting of the park creates the atmosphere for a perfect relaxation getaway. Cottonwood Falls rumble in the background, throwing off spray and creating a misty atmosphere. It's easy to see why this park is the choice of many for midday lunch or an afternoon break.
Take a minute or two to walk the path leading up to the falls and see for yourself the power of Cottonwood Creek.
The Izushi Friendship Society, the Eco-Society and Earth Matters are the stewards of this beautiful hidden treasure.
Gyro Park is at the very centre of the City of Nelson. Nestled in a stand of evergreen trees and surrounded by deciduous trees that turn the landscape red and gold every fall, this park has a wide variety of native greenery to explore and enjoy. Curving flower gardens outline the main area of the park, which includes playground equipment for the young or young-at-heart, many enchanting pathways and a swimming pool to enjoy on those hot summer days. A beautiful gazebo overlooks the pool.
Gyro Park's spectacular viewpoint takes full advantage of its central location and the physical characteristics of the rocky outcrop on which it is built. From this vantage point, it's possible to see the beautiful heritage downtown of the City of Nelson spread out in front of you, and the vista up the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.
The park is wonderful venue to spend an hour or a whole day. Pack a lunch and enjoy the picnic area and Gyro Park.
Gyro Park is a popular place for wedding ceremonies and photos. Bookings for the park and gazebo can be made through the RDCK, 250-354-4386.
For the summer of 2012 Gyro Pool will be open seven days a week from Friday, July 2nd until Friday, August 31st, (except Monday, August 6th) from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Art Gibbons Memorial Park (Rosemont Park)
Rosemont Park is one of Nelson's ready-made green spaces. Untouched in its beauty, it is great place for a nature walk through the woods without having to leave the city. As its name implies, Rosemont Park is located in the Rosemont area of the city, at West Richards Street and Choquette Avenue.
Scheduled improvements for Rosemont Park are now underway. The path clearing that will facilitate the removal of the dead trees on site has been completed, as well as the bike park.
Davies Street Park (in development)
Construction of the park currently referred to as "Davies Street Park" began in 2009, on the site of a former gravel pit. An illustrative concept plan (shown here) was developed in consultation with a community working group made up of local area residents, staff and interested stakeholders.
Work has begun on the lower portion of Davies Street Park, and a more detailed landscape plan was developed in 2010 (below) to guide the detailed development of this portion of the park. Following an Open House with residents and the public, Council directed staff to proceed with the installation of the playground, washrooms, lighting, benches and garbage/recycling, as well as some site grading, tree planting, and pathway construction. This work is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012.
Completing the rest of the park will be completed as city budget becomes available, grants are found, and in cooperation with the support from local service organisations.Go to Top