Recreation Department

Overview

The Town of Amherst is a vibrant and energetic place to live, work, and play! Our Recreation Department aims to enhance the quality of life and meet the needs of everyone in our community by providing leisure opportunities for all.

One of the most popular recreational activities for adults is walking and we've got beautiful natural trails throughout town. The Amherst Stadium has an indoor walking track and there are outdoor tracks at Dickey Park, Rotary Centennial Park, and Amherst Lion's Park.

Youth enjoy lots of options for organized sports and competitive team activities, with swimming, hockey, soccer, and basketball ranking at the top. Indoor facilities include the Amherst Stadium with ice surface, the YMCA pool, and school gyms. Outdoor facilities include a skate park, splash pad, baseball park complex, new tennis courts and basketball hoops, and modern playgrounds.

In the heart of downtown Amherst, you'll find Victoria Square, a beautiful gathering space where we host concerts, family movie nights, and community celebrations.

Our Recreation Department continues to develop active living programs, cultural activities, and sport facilities. Check out our Recreation Master Plan Report  to find out how we're working toward becoming the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia!

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The department is also responsible for tourism, marketing, promotions and special events for the municipality.

 

Office Location

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Contact

Director: Bill Schurman
Phone: (902) 667-6504
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Senior Planner / Business Development Officer: Andrew Fisher
Phone: (902) 664-6580
Fax: (902) 667-5409
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Facilities Coordinator: Corey Crocker
Phone: (902) 667-6503
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Horticulturist: Chelsea Baird
Phone: (902) 694-2276
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Active Living Coordinator: Tamara Porter
Phone: (902) 694-2161
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Culture, Tourism & Marketing Coordinator: Rebecca Taylor
Phone: (902) 694-0141
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Administrative Assistant: Kathy Lake
Phone: (902) 667-6500
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Documents

Recreation - February, 2017 Report (Page 1)

Recreation - February, 2017 Report (Page 2)

Recreation - November, 2016 Report

Recreation Master Plan Summary

2016 Amherst Recreation Master Plan

Municipal Physical Activity Strategy

Active Transportation Plan (Draft)

Pilot Project: No-Fee Ice Rentals for Youth Programs

2017-2018 No Fee Ice Guidelines

MR2017160 Amherst Ice Allocation Project

Ice Allocation Policy

Key Messages No Fee Ice Rental Youth Programs

Pilot Project 2016-2017 Ice Season

No Fee Ice Presentation