May 14, 2021
East Wellington Park is a 12.7 ha undeveloped park located along the Millstone River and within the Agricultural Land Reserve. The City has prepared a draft Park Plan that proposes reestablishing the 30 meter riparian setback as well as opening the park to agricultural activity. This plan has not been finalized or presented to Council for adoption.
The City of Nanaimo is a community of 100,000 residents on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The City has over 1000 Ha of parkland. 70% of it being natural area. The spread of invasive species and the fragmentation of habitat over the years has negatively impacted these spaces. To address this, the City is working with Snuneymuxw First Nation and a variety of community organizations on several environmental restoration projects to increase the ecological diversity of our parks and natural areas.