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Municipality of the District of Chester

Chester Municipal Recreation and Parks

Located In Chester
Where To Find Us
151 King St
Chester, NS B0J 1J0
Areas Served Blandford ; Chester ; Chester Basin ; East River ; Hubbards ; Municipality of the District of Chester ; New Ross ; Western Shore ; Windsor Road
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Phone 902-275-3490
Contact Chad Haughn, Director of Recreation and Parks, Municipality of the District of Chester; Phone: (Business) 902-275-3490; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 369 
Chester, NS B0J 1J0
Description & Services
Information The dedicated staff of our Recreation & Parks Department make it their purpose to impress on the public the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. This is evident in all of our community-oriented events and publications. 
We also provide a number of helpful services to community groups within the Municipality of the District of Chester. 
- We provide photocopies, including colour, at a subsidized rate. 
- We lend equipment, such as data projector, screens, laptop, etc. 
- Perhaps your group is eligible for funding through our grants program. Download an application or call (902) 275-3490. 
- Our Games Team can provide kids' fun and excitement at your event during the summer months (limited bookings so first come, first served). 
Recreation Programs 
We offer a wide variety of programming all year around. Our programming guide is published four times per year. See our most recent guide 
The Green Gym 
Take your workout outside with the new green gym in Chester Basin. Outdoor gym equipment has been installed adjacent to the Chester Connection Trail, just off Croft Road and opposite the playground. Workout in a relaxed, open atmosphere on safe equipment designed for strength training and cardiovascular fitness. See the equipment in action 
Hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Special Information
Tags NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Recreation Department ; South Shore Connect ; Summer Fun
Categories - General Leadership Development ; Recreation and Sport Organizations ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ; Trail Development Advocacy Groups and Organizations