Friday, 18 December 2020

Photo Contest

 We have a winner in our $50 photo contest:

This is one of the signature views of the park, looking eastward across the saltmarsh from atop the drumlin.  Apart from the modern clothes, this picture could have been taken 400 years ago.  It evokes the gentle wildness of our province, the closeness of the sea - it's just lovely!

Congratulations to Ms. Watson, whose work will be feature on our new brochures. 

Friday, 4 December 2020


It could even be a movie set......

public engagement has been launched for the park planning for the former Halifax County Rehabilitation Centre property (Rehab lands) on Bissett Road. It includes an online survey that will run until mid-January 2021 and an Ideas Board where you can post and share your ideas for what the new park should feature. 

This is the first in a three-phase engagement which will inform a staff report to Regional Council in late 2021. Different options for the new park, including whether this site is suitable for a dog off-leash area, are being investigated. 

To take the survey or post ideas for the park, please visit"

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Commod-ious new facility

We have this privy communication from the Department of Lands and Forestry:

Subject: Vault toilet at Park entrance 

"It’s ready to go and has been field tested by staff ensuring it works." 

This long-awaited throne is fit for a king and is compliant with modern accessibility standards.

Saturday, 31 October 2020

Photo Contest with Cole Harbour Parks and Trails!

Submit your photos of our trails and you could win a $50 gift certificate to Finbars and have your picture in our upcoming brochure. Submit your photo to:

  • we are looking for images with happy people in a setting that is obviously "us"
  • need permission to use the winning image including photo-editing as required for our needs
  • We retain the right to select none of the entries, or more than one for the brochure
  • credit will be noted on the brochure
Contest ends on Nov 21 at midnight. 

Winner will need to sign this waiver.

Friday, 23 October 2020


Help Audubon document accessibility in outdoor spaces.

Lack of accessibility information should not be a barrier to those who want to get outside. But information on how accessible parks, hiking trails, and birding locations are frequently incomplete or non-existent, making it difficult for people who experience accessibility challenges to find places to bird.

But together we can change that. You can help us chronicle the accessibility features of outdoor spaces.

You can find us on their website and take a survey about accessibility.