Community Development Department - Recreation Division
The Recreation Division of the Community Development Department is located at 60 Pleasant Street just inside the main Town Office lobby entrance and to the left.
Staff include the Recreation Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, and a number of seasonal employees.
The Department recognizes the provisions of parks, playgrounds, open space, leisure facilities, as well as recreation and cultural services is essential to the health and well-being of our community. It is the Department's goal to ensure that all people living, working and visiting in our community are provided with open space, parks, leisure services, leadership, and facilities to enhance their quality of life.
Special events the Department is involved in include: festivals for the community (Canada Day on the LaHave; Christmas on the LaHave), Hodge Podge Community Garden, Bikes for Kids, Heartland Tour, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Day, Fresh Air Films, South Shore Kids Triathlon, Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, to name a few!
The Department also coordinates the booking of Town-owned parks for weddings and special events, outdoor pool private swim lessons and rentals, and field usage.
The Department distributes a Recreation Guide in the Fall (just prior to Labour Day); Winter (before Christmas ); Spring (end of March) and Summer (end of May). The most current copy of the guide can always be found here and on the main news page of the Town of Bridgewater website.
We pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of programs for all ages, interests and abilities, including: first aid & CPR/AED, babysitting, stay safe home alone, fitness, outdoor activities, music, crafts, gardening, sports, and public interest seminars. Special events are also offered seasonally.
The Department also administers the PROKids Program which supports youth who are ecomically disadvantaged or youth who have been identified as requiring positive support services to participate in recreation and leisure opportunities. For further information, please contact the Recreation Coordinator/PROKids Administrator Diana Johnson at 902-541-4367.
Want to become an instructor?
If you are interested in sharing your knowledge, talent or skills with others, please contact the Recreation Coordinator Diana Johnson at 902-541-4367. We always welcome new instructors! It keeps our program interesting and innovative and ensures we are offering "something for everyone."
If you have questions about programming, program registration facilities bookings, or anything else recreation related, please don't hestiate to contact us.
Telephone: (902) 543-2274
Fax: (902) 543-6876