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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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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Try A Ride Summer Mobile Programs

We're offering two fun and engaging programs, bringing recreation opportunities to municipal communities this summer.

Trail System

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


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

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