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Parks winterized, but still lots of opportunity to be active

Parks have been winterized, but there is still lots of opportunity to play.

The Rotary Park washroom is closed for the season, but you can take advantage of the nice walking track and outdoor exercise equipment. Beacon Street washrooms have also been closed, but play equipment can still be used. Lions Park tennis courts are closed, but playground equipment and walking track are still in use.

Enjoy all Dickey Park has to offer, including washrooms, a lit walking track or the off-leash dog park. The dog park is a great place to socialize your furry friends.  Please be kind and respectful, pick up after your pets.

Harding Park and Ernie Mills Park are all open for use. Outdoor trails are available to help you stay active in this beautiful fall weather. So many great opportunities to get out and be active.

If you see any maintenance issues be sure to contact us at 902-667-6500 or after hours 902-664-8774.

Stadium great place to be active

The Amherst Stadium is in full swing. Stadium walking track is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.Stadium1

Remember to stay hydrated and enjoy our water-filling station at the Stadium located near the men’s washroom. 

Through our Physical Activity Strategy, we offer open skates daily for all ages. Please follow us on Facebook or check the town's web page for a full ice schedule. 

Please note that all recreational skating is offered FREE of charge and you must wear a helmet.  Need a helmet? Helmets are available for lending through the administration office at the Stadium.  Helmets are available 15 minutes prior to the start of your ice time.

Birthday Party

Interested in booking a birthday party at the Amherst Stadium?  We would love to host you. Please check the schedule and see what time works for you. Spend an hour on the ice doing your choice of activity and then enjoy our meeting room space on the second level for birthday cake and games. Book today by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 902-667-6500.

Sponsorship Opportunity

There’s still an opportunity to advertise your business at the Amherst Stadium. This past summer we installed a new board system that is bright and new. You can advertise your business for a very cheap rate and get lots of exposure.  If you don’t want your ad on the boards, we have other opportunities where you can promote.   Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-667-6500.

New Year's Eve

Trying to plan a New Year’s Eve celebrations with your family?  No need to look any further. 

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Amherst Stadium. It’s our annual New Year’s Eve Family First Celebrations starting at 6 p.m., with rooftop fireworks at 8 p.m.

 Ring in the new year with skating, ice colouring, horse and wagon rides, live music, photo booth, and rooftop fireworks.

 All activities are free of charge and are tobacco and alcohol free.

What's happening

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting our free community events listing or follow 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:

  • Christmas Market & Craft Sale
  • YMCA Pickleball
  • YREACH International Cooking Class – A Taste of Taiwan
  • Bordertown Jam