Applications are now being accepted from organizations and individuals wishing to hold special events at city-owned venues and on city streets. (PQB News file photo)

Applications are now being accepted from organizations and individuals wishing to hold special events at city-owned venues and on city streets. (PQB News file photo)

City of Parksville opens special events venue applications

Annual events will receive priority if received by Jan. 31

Applications are now being accepted from organizations and individuals wishing to hold special events at City of Parksville-owned venues and on city streets.

Annual events will be given priority provided the request is received by Jan. 31, 2023, after which time applications will be addressed as first-time events on a first-come, first-served basis, based on availability, according to a news release from the city. The review process starts Jan. 31.

After Jan. 31, applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the event and will be subject to the same terms and conditions as those applications received prior to Jan. 31.

City locations are listed here:

• Parksville Civic and Technology Centre grounds (100 Jensen Ave E);

• Parksville Community Park: (Picnic shelter, Waterfront Walkway gazebo, Arbutus Point Labyrinth area, beach volleyball courts, kite field, skateboard park);

• Springwood Park;

• Foster Park (gazebo and picnic shelter);

• Memorial Plaza;

• Off-leash dog park (Despard Avenue);

• Individual parks;

• City streets for walks, marathons, cycling events and/or parades.

READ MORE: Parksville council introduces question period before each regular meeting

Interested parties may obtain copies of the city’s Special Events Policy and relevant application forms from the city’s website.

For more information, contact the operations department at 250-248-5412 or ops@parksville.ca.

For use of the sports fields, lacrosse box, pickleball and tennis courts, contact Regional District of Nanaimo’s Recreation & Parks Department at fieldbooking@rdn.bc.ca.

For Parksville Outdoor Stage bookings, contact the Parksville Beach Festival Society at lwderry@gmail.com or 250-954-7188.

— NEWS Staff

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