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Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre

5 Ratchford Street

Visit our Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre page.

Walking Trails

The Town of Amherst has many walking trails for its residents to enjoy.

View a map of our pdf Amherst Walking Guide (72.13 MB) .

Amhesrt StadiumAmherst Stadium

185 Church Street

Since the  pdf Amherst Stadium (4.43 MB) was built in 1959, it has been home to many great events on and off the ice. The Stadium is host to the Amherst Junior A Ramblers, Cumberland County Minor Hockey, Amherst Skating Club, and many athletic and community events. An indoor walking track is open daily. The building is fully accessible.

Through an innovative pilot project, public skating is offered free of charge and ice rental fees are waived for youth programs (minor hockey, figure skating). The intent of this pilot is for organizations to pass the equivalent savings to their members, resulting in reduced registration fees and greater access to sports for all families.

Amherst Lions SkateparkAmherst Lions Skatepark

185 Church Street, beside Amherst Stadium

Built in 2011 with generous support from the Amherst Lions Club, the 10,000 sq. ft. skatepark is located next to Amherst Stadium on Church Street. The park's configuration is largely plaza-based with various ledges, rails, stairs, hips, and more. There are some transition elements as well: a bowled-out quarter pipe and a custom quarter pipe.

The skatepark was developed as part of our strategy to provide no-cost recreational opportunities to youth. Helmets are recommended.

Dickey Park and splash padDickey Park & Splash Pad

132 East Pleasant Street

This recreational park provides a lighted walking track, a large greenspace, a play structure, and a splash pad water park. Change rooms and washrooms are available.

The park hosts the Annual Dickey Park Kids Fun Run in June for children from 3 to 12 years of age, with various distances according to age. Registration is free and includes medals for all participants and a BBQ. Contact the YMCA of Cumberland for registration information.

Amherst Lions Park and Splash PadAmherst Lions Park & Splash Pad

39 Hickman Street

Opened in 2017, the park includes a walking track, playground facilities, basketball court, and tennis courts. Funding partners for the park include the Town of Amherst, the Lions Club of Amherst and the federal government through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Robb's Centennial Complex

53 Laplanche Street,
This multisport complex offers two regulation-size softball diamonds which have lights, and a third regulation-size baseball diamond, a basketball court, a picnic area, and washrooms.

Off leash Dog ParkOff-leash Dog Park

Located at Dickey Park - 132 East Pleasant Street

Located at Dickey Park, the off-leash dog park is a one-acre of fenced-in green space for dogs to run and play all year round. Please help keep Amherst clean and beautiful by picking up after your pet and by not littering.

Victoria SquareVictoria Square

98 East Victoria Street

The centre of downtown Amherst and the site of the cenotaph, this community plaza hosts community events with a gazebo bandstand, lighting, and sound system on site.

During the summer, Victoria Square hosts free family movies and music. In winter months, the square is dressed up with a dazzling holiday lighting display. Amherst's four Fathers of Confederation are memorialized in four engraved granite blocks. The park is surrounded by beautiful old buildings, including the courthouse and two churches, making it a lovely setting for taking pictures.

Ronald McDonald Rotary Playground

Beacon Street

This accessible playground offers a sponge surface play structure and greenspace with access to the Centennial Walking Trail. Located near the Amherst Little League baseball field.

Rotary Centennial Park

10 Elmwood Drive
This park offers outdoor exercise equipment, a walking track, a gazebo and benches.

Other parks and greenspaces

  • Christie Park - 71 Albion Street
  • Copp Lane Park - Ernie Lane
  • Curry Park - Clarence Street
  • Harding Park - Summit Avenue
  • Strawberry Fields Park - Abbey Road
  • Tennis Courts - Church Street

pdf Amherst Walking Guide (7.50 MB)