150 years of play at Point Pleasant Park

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – As we head into another weekend of beautiful weather, the Halifax Regional Municipality is encouraging residents and visitors to familiarize themselves with the rules of use for Point Pleasant Park, to ensure everyone is able to have an enjoyable park experience.

Point Pleasant Park is one of the municipality’s largest parks; an historic 150-year old, 75-hectare wooded area crisscrossed with 39 kilometres of easy winding trails and wide paths. Most fair-weather days, the park is host to walkers and runners, pet-owners, cyclists, families and special events. With hundreds of people visiting the park daily, we have established some rules for use for specific areas of the park to ensure that all can have a positive interaction with the park and other users, which can be viewed online at www.halifax.ca/PointPleasantPark/Rules.php.

Certain trails within the park are designated as off-leash areas for the convenience of dog-owners using the park; we do remind owners that they are responsible for picking up after their pet and placing waste in the receptacles provided on-site. Additionally, please also ensure your pets remain on-leash in all other areas of the park, as per the posted signage.

Cyclists may enjoy many areas of the park, however, cycling is not permitted on weekends or holidays due to the significant number of people who visit the park during those time periods. We do invite cyclists to enjoy the park trail system at all other times that the park is open to the public. A list of trails and key locations within the park can be found online at www.halifax.ca/PointPleasantPark/Map.php.

Residents and visitors to Point Pleasant Park will find a large number of parking spots available for their convenience in both the upper lot at the end of Tower Road, and two lower parking lots at the bottom of Point Pleasant Drive. Please note that while the upper parking lot is not gated, the two lower parking lots are gated and locked each evening at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. as per the posted signage. Be aware that park patrons will be required to call 311 in order for personnel to be dispatched to unlock the gates, therefore, we request visitor’s cooperation with adhering to the posted parking lot hours of operation.

For more information on the Point Pleasant Park trail system, special event booking requirements, and general rules of use, visit www.halifax.ca/pointpleasantpark.

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