Nelson Lakeside Park Beach - Public Wharf

Managed by The Swim Guide

BEACH INFO:
Rotary Lakeside Park is the pride of Nelson's waterfront and encompasses almost every outdoor activity that you can imagine. A long, beautiful beach, wide promenade and large open green spaces highlight the area. Bocce ball and tennis courts, a boat launch, greenhouse, covered picnic shelter, a permanent labyrinth, public wharf and rowing club make up the main core of the park.

Rotary Lakeside Park offers a full-service concession during the summer months, and adjacent to the concession is the Rotary children's adventure playground. The labyrinth is available throughout the year with or without scheduled group walks. The Rotary barbeque shelter is available for rental, with bookings through the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Continuing west along the waterfront pathway, you'll discover the barn that houses Nelson's Streetcar #23. The streetcar tracks lead along the waterfront all the way to the loop at the foot of Hall Street, and back through Rotary 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.

The west end of the park accommodates the main City playing fields, as well as the new ActNow seniors' exercise area. Follow the Centennial Pathway along the water and back to the beach to round out your visit to Lakeside Park.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
A few clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 13 May to 13 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.
Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 E.coli/100 ML, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Nelson Lakeside Park Beach - Public Wharf

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
A few clouds

BEACH INFO:
Rotary Lakeside Park is the pride of Nelson's waterfront and encompasses almost every outdoor activity that you can imagine. A long, beautiful beach, wide promenade and large open green spaces highlight the area. Bocce ball and tennis courts, a boat launch, greenhouse, covered picnic shelter, a permanent labyrinth, public wharf and rowing club make up the main core of the park.

Rotary Lakeside Park offers a full-service concession during the summer months, and adjacent to the concession is the Rotary children's adventure playground. The labyrinth is available throughout the year with or without scheduled group walks. The Rotary barbeque shelter is available for rental, with bookings through the Regional District of Central Kootenay.

Continuing west along the waterfront pathway, you'll discover the barn that houses Nelson's Streetcar #23. The streetcar tracks lead along the waterfront all the way to the loop at the foot of Hall Street, and back through Rotary 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.

The west end of the park accommodates the main City playing fields, as well as the new ActNow seniors' exercise area. Follow the Centennial Pathway along the water and back to the beach to round out your visit to Lakeside Park.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled from 13 May to 13 September

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.
Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 E.coli/100 ML, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available.

Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water.

A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML water.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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