Maffeo Sutton Park is host to countless community special events including the Save On¬†Food Nanaimo Dragonboat Festival. Maffeo Sutton Park is Nanaimo's signature park overlooking the world famous harbour and is a central point along the harbourfront Walkway.¬†There are a number of public art pieces located throughout the park and along the harbourfront walkway.¬†
Other Maffeo¬†Sutton Park¬†features and amenities include; semi-fully wheel chair access; ¬†Playdock destination playground (limited wheelchair access),¬†Swy-a-Lana lagoon and swimming beach¬†(no lifeguards), Lions Pavilion covered stage, Spirit Square, ferry access to Newcastle Island, and public washrooms. Check out the short video ¬†of dragon boating in the harbour.
During the Festival there is handicapped parking only on site. There are many surface and parkade parking within a short stroll to Maffeo Sutton park. Check here for a complete list of parking spots!
A boldly revitalized downtown core, delightful harbourfront walkway, sparkling new museum, affordable art galleries, and a wealth of cool shopping and dining.¬†There is lots to see and do in Nanaimo, especially in the vibrant and historic downtown core¬†and¬†see check out more at the Tourism Nanaimo website.