June is here and summer is right around the corner and Amherst Recreation is gearing up for a busy and beautiful summer ahead! Our Family First student leaders are out and about on bikes going from park to park and event to event to make sure you have lots to do around Amherst this summer. Our beautification and Robb Complex student leaders are working hard to help keep Amherst clean and tidy through daily litter pick-up, turf maintenance of public spaces, and flower bed maintenance throughout the Town.
Hi everyone, my name is Jennifer Bickerton and I am the new Culture, Events & Marketing Coordinator for the Town of Amherst. I was born and raised in Amherst and love where I live. I feel very privileged to be working for my hometown. Some of the things I have and will be working on in my position will be organizing our Town Events. I have been meeting and collaborating with other organizations to help plan and promote all the great activities and culture Amherst has to offer. If you are an organization out there planning an upcoming event, please give me a call, I would love to sit and chat with you to see how we can work together.
May flowers are among us! We are sure you can agree with us that it is nice to see the sun shining and the temperature rising into the double digits. The spring rains followed by a few sunny days sure have greened things up, lots of trees are in flower with leaves about to unfurl and tulip buds are bursting. Amherst Recreation has been busy spring cleaning within our many parks, greenspaces, and throughout our gardens.
Start digging for worms… the ‘A’ Family Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 26 at the Pumping Station Pond. There will be prizes for youth categories. Some of our Family First Summer events will start mid-June including Active Family Fun Wednesdays and our Multicultural Summer Kick off Luau party! Visit Amherst.ca and follow us on Facebook @Amherst Recreation for full event and schedule details. We are excited to offer an active fun filled family summer program, as part of our goal to be the most active, healthy community in Nova Scotia.
Outdoor facilities are opening as weather and maintenance permits. The Church Street tennis courts are open for business. The windbreak mesh at Lion’s Park courts is up and nets and benches are schedule to be installed. The Robb Complex basketball courts are open for play as well as the skatepark located beside the Stadium. Visit Amherst.ca and our Facebook page for indoor walking track spring hours as well as park washroom facility hours. Stadium upgrades, maintenance and renovations will be starting over the next few weeks. We have maintenance ongoing at Robb Complex and with weather permitting we should be opening very soon.