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Where to go on a hot summer day in HRM? Check our list of cool summer playgrounds where you can have fun and cool off at the same time. We’ve also got some recommendations from Boiron’s handy, homeopathic Summer Essentials Kit, plus – if you scroll all the way down – an easy contest where you can win a Boiron Summer Essentials kit, a $50 gift certificate from Canadian Tire – and more! Good luck everyone – and happy splashing!
1. Westmount School Playground and Splash Pad
The playground and splash pad at Westmount School has an accessible playground, perfect for strollers and wheelchairs. It also has a nice big field, and some tennis courts. Westmount is right across the street from Halifax Shopping Centre, so easy to access by public transport, or you could combine a trip to the mall with some time on the playground. Not a bad way to spend a summer’s day! Address: 6700 Edward Arab Ave, Halifax, NS B3L 2E2
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2. Halifax Commons Playground, Pool and Splash Pad
The South Commons (bordered by Bell Road and Cogswell Street) has a really great playground that, at the time of writing, could probably use with a turf refresh. In the summer, there is a large, simple splash pad and a good sized swimming pool that offers free swimming and free swimming lessons (register through Rec Connect). There are often family events and festivals here, so stay in touch with our calendar to find out when. Address: 5816 Cogswell St, Halifax, NS B3H 2Z4
3. Isleville Park Playground and Splash Pad
North End Halifax’s Isleville Park has a really cool splash pad and three play structures, each for a different age. There’s also a covered sand box and two sets of swings. The vibe is really great at Isleville, with a few picnic tables and park benches and some shaded areas to sit. People come from all over town to visit this playground. Address: Sebastian St, Halifax, NS
4. Lake Banook Lion’s Park Beach and Playground
This small sandy beach, opposite Lake Banook Canoe Club, is perfect for a quick family dip. A stone’s throw away (you have to cross a small bridge), you’ll find a small playground and swing set. Address: 10 Nowlan St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2Z4
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5. MacDonalds Beach Park
Military families, this one’s for you! MacDonalds Beach Park has a pretty decent playground set right on a gorgeous sandy beach It’s owned by DND/12 Wing Shearwater, but we’re told it’s also open to the public. Address: MacDonalds Beach Rd, Shearwater, NS B2W
6. Kearney Lake Playground and Beach
Kearney Lake is one of our favourite summer spots. If you park on Saskatoon Drive (veer right), the playground and swings will be right in front of you, on a gentle slope, sheltered by trees.When you’re ready to take a dip, head down the hill to the small sandy beach. Lifeguards are on duty in the summer, and swimming Lessons are free (register through Rec Connect). Address: Saskatoon Dr Halifax, NS B3M 3H8
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7. Bedford Lion’s Club Playground and Pool
Head all the way to the end of Shore Drive in Bedford and you’ll find a gem of a playground, with swings, climbing frames, a basketball court – and a really big jumping rock! Right next door, you’ve got the Bedford Lion’s Club swimming pool,which offers lessons through HRM in the summer. There’s also a small wooded area with a brook, perfect for a mini-hike back to the parking lot. Address: 277 Shore Drive, Bedford
8. Sackville Kinsmen Park Playground, Splash Pad and Beach
The new splash pad in town is at First Lake in Sackville, and it’s well worth a journey! The excellent playground, swings and new splash pad is a popular spot for families. Fancy a dip? There’s a sandy beach only a few metres away from the playground. Lifeguards are on duty in the summer. Address: 71 First Lake Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2S9
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