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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.

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!


Whether it's hockey, ringette, sledge hockey, figure skating, or ball hockey, there are 14 arenas in the area to get you on the ice.

Public Skates

Sharpen your skates and come join us at one of our four arenas that offer scheduled family skates!

Community & Recreation Centres

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

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.

Open Gym Program

Find a gym in your area that offers a free "open gym program". The program time is specific for school-aged children and youth, along with their parents, to come build an obstacle course, dance, shoot hoops or anything else fun and active!

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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