Tag Archives: parks

Larry O’Connell Field

This baseball diamond by summer converts nicely to an off leash dog park during the winter months. It is for the most part fenced in but there are openings in the fence to keep in mind.There are quite a few local dog owners who frequent this park and is fast becoming a personal favourite.There is […]

Shubie Park

Located in Dartmouth on the other side of the fairly new Dartmouth Crossing and in between Lake Micmac and Lake Charles. Shubie Park offers some great hiking and off leash trails within the city limits. The area bordering Lake Charles offers a day time beach and camping/picnicking area. The park is open as long as […]

Rainbow Haven Beach

Rainbow Haven is located 8kms off of the Cow Bay Rd.  It is a provincial park and all the benefits that come with it.   It is a clean beach with well maintained boardwalks and a canteen.  The beach has a life guarded section that is usually pretty packed during the summer but there are lots […]

Fort Needham Memorial Park

Located on a hill top in the north end of Halifaxthis park offers a deceptively large off leash section.  The main field area of the park is fenced off enough to keep most dogs from taking off.  I liked this park there are public tennis courts that look like they see their fare share of ball hockey as […]

Africville/Seaview Park

There is a front and rear entrance to the park. If you come in threw the front entrance there is play ground and this section of the park is on leach. It is clearly marked as you walk in where the off leach part begins.Coming in the back entrance brings you threw some big pot […]

Long Lake Provincial Park

Located within a 15 minute drive of downtown Halifax this provincial park has its ups and downs depending on what you are looking for. The park was created in 1980 when the city’s water supply moved to Pockwock Lake water shed near Hammons Plains. A management plan for the park has never been completed which […]

Halifax Commons

The Halifax Common was created by surveyors following the settling of Halifax in 1749. It is still a land mark of central Halifax and a great place to get out with your dogs. Only five minutes from downtown it is within walking distance of just about anywhere in town with lots of parking on Cunard, […]

Point Pleasant Park

Point Pleasant Park is a great park located in the South End of Halifax. The entire park is dog friendly, and there are a lot of off-leash areas as well.  The park is full of trails and has lots of Practica bags.  There are National Heritage sites located in the park.   This is one of […]