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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Information

Many services listed in our Community Recreation Database ( / NS Trails Guide have reduced hours or are currently closed to the public. We advise that you call ahead to confirm services / trails are open and available before attending in person.

Follow Public Health guidelines for the county you are in.  Always wear a mask in public, including outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

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Town of Truro

Parks, Recreation and Culture

Located In Truro
Where To Find Us
Douglas Street Recreation Centre
40 Douglas St
Truro, NS B2N 2E7
Areas Served Truro
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Phone 902-893-6078
Contact Ashley Simms, Director - Parks, Recreation & Culture, Town of Truro; Email:
Alternate Contact Shannon Jarvis, Active Community Coordinator, Town of Truro; Email:
Description & Services
Information The Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is responsible for the care and maintenance of many facilities in Truro including Victoria Park, Victoria Park Pool, Douglas Street Recreation Centre, Kiwanis Park, Colchester Legion Stadium, and the TAAC Grounds and Clubhouse. 
The department is also responsible for the creation and execution of opportunities for recreational and cultural activities such as Victoria Park Summer Day Camps, New Year's Eve on the Town, the Truro Winter Long John Festival and Truro's annual Art Acquisition Show. 
The primary role of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is to support the recreation, sport and cultural capacity of the community by: 
- Providing quality parks, trails and facilities, 
- Providing support services to community organizations, 
- Planning and coordinating recreation, sport and cultural interests and opportunities, 
- Facilitating the development of groups and organizations to meet a need, 
- Providing direct programs and events where there is no other organization meeting that need, 
- Providing information,  
- Collaborating with other organizations, agencies and municipalities, 
- Advising Council on policy to support the vision of an active, healthy community.
Special Information
Tags COVID- Activities for Kids and Families ; COVID- Best Practices for Rec ; Fundy Connect ; NS Trail Guide ; Recreation Categories ; Recreation Department
Categories - General Recreation and Sport Organizations ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ~ Trail Development Advocacy Groups and Organizations