In November, 2007 a letter was received from Dorrit and Anders Olesen asking if the Regional District was interested in their property for park purposes. Before he passed away, Anders Olesen sat down with parks staff at the Regional District of Nanaimo and developed concept plans for a community park which closely follow the Olesen's wishes.
The property was transferred to the Regional District following Anders' death in May 2011. He was 86 years old.
The park was officially opened to the public on September 5th, 2013.
An open house was held at the park on September 5th, 2013. Over 60 community members came to speak with RDN Director Maureen Young, Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee members and RDN Parks staff to provide their input on the park plan.
The open house information and questionnaire were available online between September 5th, 2013 and January 10th, 2014. Forty-nine (49) responses were received.