Parks, Recreation, and Culture

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Parks, Recreation and Culture

The Department is located on the third floor of Town Hall.  Staff of the Department include: the Director, Program Coordinator, Facility Manager and Administrative Assistant.  The staff of the DesBrisay Museum, the Bridgewater Memorial Arena and Parks, Brookside Cemetery and a number of seasonal employees are also a part of the Department and work from various facilities throughout the Town. The Department also manages the staff of the Wile Carding Mill Museum through an agreement with the Province of Nova Scotia.

The Department recognizes the provisions of parks, playgrounds, open space, leisure facilities, as well as recreation and cultural services is essential to the health and well-being of our community.  It is the Department's goal to ensure that all people living, working and visiting in our community are provided with open space, parks, leisure services, leadership, and facilities to enhance their quality of life.

The Department's policies and programs are guided by direction from Town Council and the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee. The Committee establishes and reviews policies which govern the direction of the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department.  The implementation of the policy is delegated to the Parks, Recreation and Culture Director through the Town’s administration, of which all staff are a part.

The Advisory Committee's responsibilities are for:

  • Promoting recreation among residents.
  • Consulting, advising and recommending to Council matters affecting the development and maintenance of recreational facilities.
  • Being consulted whenever it is proposed to sell or lease municipal land that is held for park purposes or for other public recreation purposes, and to be consulted when it is proposed to acquire land for public recreation purposes.
  • Provide input into agreements entered into by the Town for the enhancement of recreation opportunities.

Telephone: (902) 543-2274
Fax: (902) 543-6876
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