Truly a jewel in Nanaimo. “Civic Arena was torn down in 2006 to make way for a $1.8-million Spirit Square." The Civic Arena was actually torn down to accommodate the building of the new road which was to allow access to 2 proposed 26 story condo towers as part of the deal with Millennium to build a hotel for the convention centre. Thank the gods that this did not happen and the park remains open for all to enjoy. The City should transfer its part of the property bordering Comox Rd to the Snuneymuxw who own the other part, or partner with them, to build some sort of First Nations interpretive Centre. This would really be a draw for Tourists arriving in the City as well as for Nanaimo Citizens and enhance the park immensely.