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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 schedules & locations, and special events & parties.


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.

AEDs | Automated External Defibrillators

Most of our facilities are now equipped with AEDs.


There's no better way to enjoy a hot day than with sand between your toes and a refreshing swim.

Community & Recreation Centres

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

Facilities 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 Sessions

Six local school gyms are open for two hours most Saturdays for school-aged children and youth, along with their parents, to play tag, kick a ball around, dance, shoot some hoops, or anything fun and active.

Parks & Open Spaces

Come enjoy Halifax's beautiful parks and waterfront paths.

Programs & Services

Take advantage of over 8,000 recreation programs, in over 25 recreation centres.

RecConnect | Online Registration

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

Skating Programs

Lace up and come learn to skate. Recreation offers skating lessons and public skate sessions.

Youth Services

Information on youth-focused programs and events, part-time employment, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Trail System

Want to walk, hike or bike a trail in Halifax? Get Out, Check it Out.

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