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Buildings & Parks

Facility Development is responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of a broad range of new development and re-capitalization projects supporting HRM’s portfolio of physical assets and corporate initiatives. These assets include over 1400 parks and 350 buildings.

It is through this service delivery that HRM is able to create healthy, sustainable, vibrant and safe communities which allows residents of HRM to derive social and personal benefits.



HRM staff is responsible for the administration of HRM’s indoor facilities capital projects. This includes the project management of the recapitalization of existing HRM assets as well as the project management of construction of new assets on behalf of client Business Units in support of their service and program delivery. The range of services supplied includes facility planning, design, financial control and construction supervision.

Recently Opened:

Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre Rendering Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre
Canada Games Centre night time rendering Canada Games Centre
4-pad arena schematic BMO Centre
Fire Station rendering Fire Stations (Dutch Settlement, Herring Cove, Tantallon)
Porters Lake Elementary School Porter's Lake Recreation Centre
Canada Games Oval rendering The Emera Oval

Coming Soon:

Central Library rendering Central Library
Alderney Ferry Terminal Plaza Upgrades Alderney Ferry Terminal Plaza Upgrades



HRM delivers of over 250 outdoor recreational facilities capital projects annually. This may include the recapitalization of existing outdoor recreational facilities or the construction of new outdoor recreational facilities. Included in this list are playgrounds, community parks, regional trails, sport courts, sport fields, skateboarding parks, lawn bowling, outdoor spray pools, cemeteries, walkways, as well as HRM flagship facilities such as Point Pleasant Park, Sir Sandford Fleming Park and the Dartmouth Common.

In the delivery of these projects staff provide specialized detailed design, community consultation and project management to ensure that the end product will enrich the lives of HRM residents and communities.