Community Development Department - Recreation
The Recreation Division of the Community Development Department is located at 60 Pleasant Street. To register for programs, come visit our ofice on teh 1st floor. To apply for ProKids or discuss program opportunities, ask for our Recreation Coordinator on the 3rd floor.
Staff include the Director, Recreation Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, and a number of seasonal employees.
The goal of the Department’s Recreation function is to support a healthy, active, inclusive quality of life for residents of all ages, incomes, and abilities. This involves working to provide that all people living, working, or visiting our community have access to open space, parks, leisure and active living opportunities and facilities to enhance their quality of life. The Department also provides administrative and strategic support for the Brookside Cemetery; Grants to Community Organizations and ProKids programs and runs the Hodge Podge Community Garden.
Special events the Department is involved in include: Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, festivals for the community (Canada Day on the LaHave; Christmas on the LaHave), Bikes for Kids, Heartland Tour, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Day, Fresh Air Films, South Shore Kids Triathlon, to name a few!
The Department also coordinates the booking of Town-owned parks for special events (picnics, weddings, gatherings), field usage as well as private swim lessons and rentals at the outdoor pool.
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