Recreation

Contact Information:

Recreation Co-ordinator
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Phone: (902) 867-5595

Assistant
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Phone: (902) 867-5574

Town of Antigonish Recreation

Antigonish Town Recreation is dedicated to providing sport, recreation and leisure activities for the citizens of Antigonish. The department concentrates on maximizing the Towns existing assets as well as building on its proud heritage and culture. To achieve their vision and with the available resources, the department will provide programs, services, facilities, plus advice and assistance to individuals, community groups and organizations.

Antigonish Town Recreation boasts some of the best playing fields in the province; these fields include a state of the art Artificial Turf field; a practice field at Columbus Field, and two lit ball fields. Within the town, and working in conjunction with the recreation department, are several groups who provide recreational activities to the children and youth of the area: Minor Soccer, Minor Baseball, Minor Football, and The Highland Touch Football League, to name a few.

So you want to book a field?  Here's how to do it in three easy steps;

  1. Download the field booking form;
  2. Fill in the form;
  3. Submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will contact you with an up-date on your requests.

Further questions please contact Melanie at 867-5574.Antigonish Town Hall. 

Other recreational facilities within the Town are Columbus Field, Chisholm Park, Whidden Street playground, and Arbor Drive playground. Columbus Field, the largest park within the Town, boasts two tennis courts,a lit walking trail, a running track and a great water park for kids!

Employment Opportunity: 

Summer Maintenance Staff: Job Description

RUN JUMP THROW Wee Lads and Lassies

Track and Field start date May 21, 2014
Wednesday & Saturday
Mini-Meet: July 5, 2014
Please click here for complete details and registration.

Spring & Summer 2014 Talk of the Town Edition

CLICK HERE for the 2014 Spring & Summer Edition Town of Antigonish Talk of the Town.

If you would prefer the regular .PDF version please click here.

Special Events Application Form

Are you planning a Special Event?  Click here for more information and details.

Bench/Bike-Rack and Tree Dedication Program

Through our Bench, Bike-Rack and Tree dedication program, friends and families can create a dedication or memorial by placing a public bench, bike-rack or tree in one of the Town of Antigonish parks, playgrounds or walk-ways. Each dedication carries a different story through the words engraved on the plaque. These lovely dedications with their bronze plaques serve as a lasting reminder or a timeless gift to a loved one.

For complete details and application please click here.

Antigonish Town & County Active Transportation Plan

In November, 2013, The Town of Antigonish in partnership with the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, announced the commencement of a project to prepare an Active Transportation plan that will become an important step on the road to sustainable transportation. This new plan will identify a number of strategic priority areas to improve pedestrian and cycling conditions in the Town and County.

The plan will expand on work already completed to date, including the popular Antigonish Landing Trail, and will result in the drafting of action plans and policy recommendations designed to make walking and cycling more comfortable and enjoyable for all residents.

The planning process had a number of components: a pubic on-line survey; field analysis and a background review and update of previous planning efforts; public meetings; and finally, the development of a strategic plan and design guidelines.

The MMM Group, the firm responsible for providing professional and technical support for this plan, have completed the community consultations and have issued a draft copy of the plan to Municipal staff.

Highland Connect

Looking for something to do? Check out Highland Connect! It is an online guide for active living resources: Highland Connect

Recreation Support

All forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Antigonish Town Hall Recreation Department, or by clicking below to print off the application.

Jump Start 

Jumpstart Application Form

Kid Sport

Kid Sport Application Form

Gary Boone "Physical Activity" Leadership Development Fund Application

Highland Region for Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation

The Highland Region serves the counties of Antigonish, Pictou and District of Guysborough. Population in the region is 74,400 with two primary service areas of the Town of Antigonish and the towns of New Glasgow, Stellarton, Westville, and Trenton as well as the Town of Pictou in the western section of Pictou County.

Their office works in collaboration with municipalities, recreation directors, regional health, school and economic development boards and groups such as Pictou County Recreation Coordinators and the Highland Region Recreation Coordinators. 

For more information, visit Highland Region

Positive Aging Directory for 2013

It is published annually by the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors and contains a wealth of information for people 50+ and their families.

View positive aging (Right click to download).