BOOKING PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Public Health guidelines set out by the province must be met at all Town facilities. These include:
1. Physical distancing of 2 metres (6ft) between people*
2. Social Gathering limits (up to 50 people, as of June 18)*
In order to book a field or facility, the individual or group must provide a plan for how they will be meeting the public health guidelines set out by the Province of Nova Scotia. No permits will be granted without such a plan. Most sport or sector organizations have developed plans approved by Dr. Strang that provide guidance for how to protect participants from the coronavirus.
* As per Government of NS FAQ on Gathering Limit Changes (June 18) "The gathering limit of 50 applies to sports and physical activities but physical distancing is still required. Sports teams can continue skill development activities with up to 50 people, but they can't play a game that involves getting closer than 2 metres/6 feet. Groups of 10 can practice with close contact, but those groups of 10 should be the same for each practice if possible. Most sports games cannot yet be played as they traditionally would because they generally require more than 10 players."
More information from the province can be found at Re-Opening Nova Scotia
Sport Nova Scotia COVID-19 Return to Sport (program and facility) Guidelines can be found here:
The Town of Bridgewater boasts a wide variety of sport and recreation infrastructure -- some of which is operated and maintained by the Town, some of which is operated in cooperative partnership with other municipal or private partners.
The LaHave Athletic Fields (655 Glen Allan Drive) and the Kinsmen Athletic Field (85 Maple Street) are home to many leagues and programs for adult and youth athletes of all skill levels.
Those facilities feature:
Hardball Fields - There are two in the community, a youth level one at the Kinsmen Athletic Field and a senior ballfield at the LaHave Athletic Fields.
Softball Field - There is one located at the LaHave Athletic Fields.
Soccer Pitches - There is a youth level soccer pitch located at the Kinsmen Athletic Field and a full pitch located at the LaHave Athletic Fields.
Track - The Kinsmen Field boasts a quality 400-meter track where regional meets are being held and where the high school and junior high train.
Use the "Sport & Rec Facilities" menu to select and learn about the numerous other facilities in our community.
Fees for adult usage: $20 + HST per hour. There is a fee of $5 + HST per hour for youth and school groups to use the fields.