Pictou Recreation and Parks is responsible for the management of the Visitor's Marina, the Fisheries Training Pool, and sport fields including supporting facilities. Pictou Recreation & Parks also coordinates recreational programs, such as swimming lessons, water safety, summer day camps, and youth activity programs. Through out the year Pictou Recreation & Parks coordinates special interest programs such as photography, art and self defense classes.
Department activities also include communications for the Town of Pictou, managing the website and social media, and coordinating events including Canada Day, Natal Day, Christmas Light-up, Volunteer Banquet, the Summer Musical Showcase, and occasional special events such as MORE Run and Tall Ship visits.
The Pictou Recreation and Parks Committee, comprised of community members and two Town Councillors, is the group designated by Town Council to directly oversee the activities of the department. The committee defines results areas for the department in accordance with the Town of Pictou vision and makes recommendations to Council on matters concerning recreation, tourism and culture in Pictou. Meetings are generally held the last Tuesday of the month in the Town Administration building at and are open to the public.
The Pictou Recreation & Parks mission is to achieve acceptable results in the following results areas by providing advice and assistance, utilizing community assets and partnerships, and by providing direct programs, services and facilities. Result areas are:
Quality of Facilities
Equity of Access, Health
Community Pride and Safety
Pictou Recreation and Parks Department brochure
Pictou Recreation & Parks
40 Water Street, P.O. Box 640 Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0
Ph: 902-485-4372 Fax: 902-485-8110 Toll Free: 1-877-574-2868