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Fred Page Cup 2019 a huge success

The Town of Amherst experienced a large turnout each day the tournament was held. The Amherst Ramblers fought extremely hard and made the town proud of their work ethic and dedication.  

On behalf of the Town of Amherst, we would like to thank all our dedicated employees and volunteers who helped make the Fred Page Cup a fantastic event here in Amherst. Take a peek at our Recreation Facebook Page for some albums showcasing the incredible week.

It truly is amazing what we can do when we work together.

Gearing up for busy, beautiful summer

It is hard to believe we are in the middle of May. June will soon be here and the summer weather is right around the corner.

Amherst Recreation is gearing up for a busy and beautiful summer ahead! Our Family First student leaders are now starting to get out and about on bikes, visiting our parks, participating in community events and making sure you have lots to do around Amherst this summer.

Our beautification and Robb complex student leaders are also starting their work in the next coming weeks to help keep Amherst clean and tidy through daily litter pickup, turf maintenance of public spaces and flower bed maintenance throughout the town.Tennis 2 b

We also have our park washrooms available for the use of the public. The washroom hours are as follows:

  • Dickey Park – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Beacon Street Park – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Rotary Park – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Lions Park tennis courts will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you see maintenance issues at one of our parks or facilities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (902)667-6500, after hours (902)664-8774. 

Remember to put trash in its place and please clean up after your pet. Waste receptacles can be found on popular walking routes. Let’s work together to keep our community clean, green and tidy. 

We are continually working hard to keep Amherst a great place to live, work and play. We hope you will continue to join us and help us in our goal of being the healthiest, most active community in Nova Scotia by getting outside and getting active.

ParticipACTION challenge

Speaking of getting active, mark your calendars for May 31. This day marks the beginning of the participACTION challenge.

This challenge will see communities from across the country vying to be named the most active community in all of Canada and the $150,000 grand prize that goes with the designation.

Download the participACTION app and participate in the challenge to help Amherst be recognized for the effort residents put forward to make Amherst the most active, healthy community it can be. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What’s happening

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting our free community events listing or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have questions, community events and information to share, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500.

Here is a taste of what’s happening around Amherst:

  • Saturday, May 25 – Town of Amherst annual fishing derby – Pumping Station Pond, Brookdale - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Saturday May 25 – Third annual Cumberland County Pet Expo – Park Your Paws 19384 Hwy. 2, Amherst – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday June 2 – Amherst Gutsy Walk – Rotary Park – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.