Nanaimo’s south end suffers from dearth of park space

Nanaimo’s south end suffers from dearth of park space

To the Editor,

Nanaimo’s south end suffers from dearth of park space

Yes, there is a corner-lot playground beside the former Hells Angels club and a half of old Princess Royal schoolyard – that’s it for any parks.

So, is the south end of Nanaimo ever to see nice amenities?

We have the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association, and Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, the committee that oversees it and a board for some other reason, just to have one I guess.

About 22 hectares of railway land is for sale at less than $8 million.

Why has the city not bought this to turn it into a park? It’s the only chance we’ll get to have trees and gardens down there.

Cruise-shippers could suggest a tree from their country, adding to the heritage trees nearby.

Neil Saunders

Nanaimo