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Parks & Recreation

Providing Halifax residents access to recreation experiences while promoting healthy lifestyles, vibrant communities, and sustainable environments.

With our many waterfront parks, walking trails, beaches, and recreation centres, Parks & Recreation offers a variety of activities to suit everyone's interests. From little kickers soccer, to swimming and skating lessons, to Zumba or photography, there's a recreation program for everyone.

October Trails Challenge

After using any trail, greenway or park within the Halifax region, individuals, families, community groups and schools are encouraged to enter online and record their participation to be eligible for prizes. The challenge will take place between October 1 – 31, 2016. Get outside and get active!

Aquatics Programs

Want to learn to swim? Find information on swim programs, pool & beach schedules, locations, special events & parties.

Programs & Activities

With over 50 Community and Recreation Centres around the municipality, recreation services offers a variety of recreation programs to children, youth, adults, and seniors all year! From little kickers soccer, to swimming and skating lessions, to zumba or photography; there's a recreation program available for everyone!

Open Gym for Youth & Family

Gyms will be open for school-aged children and youth, along with their parents, to come build an obstacle course, dance, shoot some hoops, or anything fun and active. Parks & Recreation staff will be onsite at each school to welcome and assist participants, but unlike other municipal programs, these sessions are FREE and will be unstructured with no lesson plans or organized activities.


Learn about our supervised beaches, outdoor pools and splash pads. Lifeguards are on duty from June 30 until August 31.

Community & Recreation Centres

In addition to 25 municipally-operated recreation centres, there are also 25 community-operated recreation centres.

Free Equipment Loans

Are you interested in living an active lifestyle? Are you up for trying something new? Many of our recreation facilities have equipment you can borrow to help you be active on your own time, for FREE!

Facility Bookings

If you're looking to get a group together for a ball game, a hockey game, or a family picnic, Facilities will help you secure the perfect location.

Parks & Open Spaces

Come enjoy Halifax's beautiful parks and waterfront paths.

RecConnect | Online Registration

For online registration, a RecConnect login ID and family PIN is required.


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