Jitney Trail2Pictou Recreation & Parks

The Town of Pictou is a Registered HIGH FIVE Organization

Pictou Recreation and Parks is responsible for the management of the the Fisheries Training Pool, three playgrounds, the Jitney Trail 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. Throughout 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 community clean ups, Pride week and milestone anniversary type activities.  

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 and culture in Pictou. Meetings are generally held the last Thursday of the month in the CN Station at 6:30pm and are open to the public.

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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:

  • Finances
  • Economy
  • Public Participation
  • Quality of Facilities
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Equity of Access, Health
  • Community Capacity
  • Community Pride and Safety

General Contact:

Michelle Young, Manager of Recreation Services
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