60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
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Parks and Trails

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Generations Active Park
 - The Master Plan - Final Report, December 2011

The Town is very fortunate to have within its boundaries a number of parks and green areas. They include wooded parks, such as Glen Allan, Pinecrest, Woodland Gardens, Riverview Park and a waterfront park at the base of Pine Street, totalling approximately 100 acres. These wooded parks are in addition to the numerous mini parks located along the riverbanks and in the downtown core of Bridgewater.


More than 1,000,000 square feet of green space is mowed weekly by the department. Staff is responsible for regular maintenance to these sites, including mowing, liming, fertilizing, edging and aerating. In addition to the above noted work, staff are also busy with maintenance of the Centennial Trail

Please note that all our parks are pet on leash parks and all Town-owned facilities are smoke free.

Highlights of our Parks and Trails include:

The Centennial Trail, an 8-kilometer multi-use trail ideal for hiking, cycling, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.  It meanders through forested areas, meadows and parks along the river and offers an opportunity to run errands as it loops around the town center and its many amenities.

Numerous recreation and leisure parks, playgrounds and greenways dot the town landscape. 

The gazebo and amphitheatre of King Street Court provide summertime visitors with impromptu theatre and an encompassing view of the LaHave River and fountain.  You may book this facility for a wedding ceremony or special event by calling the Recreation Department at 543-2274 or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On the west bank of the LaHave River at the south end of town, Shipyards Landing offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade and watch the boating activity on the river, or launch your own watercraft from the slipway. To book this facility for a wedding ceremony in the gazebo or for a special event call the Recreation Department at 543-2274 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At the north end of town, take a stroll through the old growth stands of white pine and spruce of Riverview Park while keeping an eye to the river for the native Gaspereau or “Kayak” fish as they ply the waters of the LaHave.