Merv Sullivan Park

volunteers work on Merv Sullivan naturalization site

Spring 2021 update

We now have 25 Bearberry plants, 15 Sweet Ferns and three Serviceberry trees. Thanks to the team from Transportation & Public Works, we now have a seating area made with repurposed logs and an area with mulch that will be home to some herbaceous flowering plants.

volunteers working on Merv Sullivan naturalization site
volunteers work on Merv Sullivan naturalization site

Concept Plan

Halifax Parks & Recreation has selected the north east corner of Merv Sullivan Park as one of three naturalization pilot sites.

Merv Sullivan Park map

Naturalization project location

Naturalizing this location will not only improve habitat for birds and pollinators, but has the potential to turn an underutilized area into a community gathering place. The new naturalized landscape will include flowering native perennials, grasses, sweet ferns, serviceberries, and natural log seating. Details can be viewed in our draft naturalization concept

Merv Sullivan park mock up

Visualization of the Merv Sullivan Park naturalization project