Lakeside Park also offers a full service concession during the summer months, and adjacent to the concession is the great Rotary children's adventure playground. Bring the children down and enjoy a leisurely meal in this lovely park.
Continuing West, youll discover the home for Nelsons Streetcar #23, whose tracks lead along the waterfront pathway, all the way to the loop at Hall Street, back through Lakeside Park to another loop at the East entrance of the Park. From April to October, you can board Streetcar #23 and ride the circuit for a relaxing, historical tour.
Lions Uphill Park
Lions Park is a neighbourhood park located in the Uphill area of the City, at Kootenay and Richards Streets. Offering a baseball diamond and basketball for the summer months, and an outdoor skating rink for the winter months, Lions Park is a year-round center of activity. Large shade trees allow a comfortable visit to the playground for children of all ages, and if the sun gets to be too much, the wading pool is at the ready for getting cooled off.
Located on Cottonwood Creek, at the Falls which are created as the creek crosses under Highways 3A and 6. Cottonwood Falls Park is a unique setting to escape the everyday hectic routine. With the falls rumbling in the background, creating a spray and a misty atmosphere, it's easy to see why this park is the choice of many for a mid-day or weekend get-away.
Take a minute or two to walk the path leading up to the falls and see for yourself the power of Cottonwood Creek.
Gyro Park is at the very center of the City of Nelson. Nestled in a stand of evergreen trees, surrounded by deciduous trees that turn the landscape red and gold every fall. This park has a wide selection of native greenery to explore and enjoy. The sculpted flower gardens outline the main area of the park, which includes playground equipment for the young or young-at-heart, many enchanting pathways, and at the center of it all, a wading pool to enjoy on those hot summer days. A beautiful gazebo is also included which overlooks the pool.
Located in the Fairview area of the City, at Fourth and Behnsen Streets, Queen Elizabeth Park is the Home of Babe Ruth Baseball featuring all the amenities of a modern baseball field, as well as a powerful lighting system for night games.
The campground is located on High Street just around the corner and to the east of the downtown core of the City. Within easy walking distance from shopping, recreation and the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, this Park offers visitors a central location to camp or park their RV and explore Nelson from Spring to Fall. Laundry and all weather cooking facilities, as well as water, sanitary and electrical hookups are available on site.
This is a good way to enjoy a visit to Nelson, with a feel of the outdoors right inside the City.