Lakeside Rotary Park is a waterfront park on the shores of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the community of Nelson, BC in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The well maintained park is the place to go and the most popular community park in Nelson because of a beautiful sandy beach, a waterfront walkway, scenery and the many water and sporting activities.
The park is located in the heart of the community of Nelson. It starts from the big "Orange Bridge" and follows the lake shoreline and sandy beach pass sports fields, monuments, lookouts and gardens. The entire park is connected by a paved Waterfront Pathway popular for jogging, walking, rollerbalding and sightseeing. The park is an easily accessible park popular for many other activities including swimming, boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, throwing a frisbee, reading a book, and having lunch.
Lakeside Rotary Park is a recreation and leisure destination consisting of many services and amenities. The green space and Waterfront Pathway are lined with sitting benches looking out over the lake and sandy beach. There are stone statues, a totem pole, monument dedications, flower gardens and picnic tables located throughout the park.
Near the "Orange Bridge" in Lakeside Park is a public wharf, a boat launch, change rooms, washrooms, picnic shelter and an adventure playground. During the summer months there is a concession stand operating serving food and drinks.
Farthest from the bridge in Lakeside Park are some tennis courts, soccer fields, many more beautiful flower gardens and sitting benches lining the Waterfront Pathway. When soccer is not being played, people are playing frisbee and catch.
The historic Streetcar #23 also runs through the park and is another way to view Lakeside Park and a great way to see Nelson. The Streetcar #23 is part of the transportation system in Nelson and operates as a sightseeing tour of Nelson as well.
Lakeside Drive Nelson, British Columbia Canada