Jubilee Park and Playground
Outdoor Playground and short walking trails
|Record #: MDL0120||Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017||Last Full Update: 13 Jan 2015|
|Public Bulletin||Natural playground established in 2016 with their grand opening in 2017.|
|Located Within||Mahone Bay|
|Where To Find Us||
91 Clairmont St
Mahone Bay, NS
|Areas Served||Mahone Bay|
|Description & Services|
Jubilee Park offers wooded trails, a children's playground, a ball field and an outdoor swimming pool where swimming lessons and public swims are available during the summer.
The tennis courts at Jubilee Park are open all summer long for lessons or open play.
The woods offer walks along well-used paths that connect the soccer field and surrounding neighbourhood to the old railway trail and the Hawthorn Hill development.
Some gravel paths have been constructed to surround the new playground for adults to enjoy and for kids to play in and around. Some narrower paths through the woods lead to backyards. These are not deer trails; they are obviously made by people and in themselves are evidence of how much the woods are enjoyed by residents.
The sign at the entrance to the woods reads “Motorized vehicles prohibited”.
A rocky area next to the soccer field where the topsoil was removed in order to level the field decades ago.
There are a few particularly large pines in these woods.
However, the woods are more than a pleasant place for humans (and their canine companions) to enjoy connecting with nature. They are part of a drainage system that leads to the Maggie Maggie and the Bay. They act as a sponge that helps to control flooding and limit damage in the downtown area at times of spring melt and heavy rain — a resource we disturb at our peril.
Slope leading downhill towards the power lines that run between the woods concerned and Jubilee Park. The Town’s duck pond may also be threatened by development upstream.
|Eligibility||Ages: 100 year(s) and under|
|Tags||All Things Trails ; NS Trail Guide ; Park ; Playground ; Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Sports Fields ; Tennis ; Trails|