Municipality of East Hants to Open New River Parks along Great Trail

Date & Time

January 1, 1970


The Municipality of East Hants will officially open two new river parks along the Shubenacadie River. Wickwire Station Park (Milford) and Brickyard Park (Lantz) will join Shubie Park in Shubenacadie as part of the water route section of The Great Trail. The parks offer floating docks, picnic areas, look-off views and a hiking trail. Combined, the Parks make up a 23.5km section of The Great Trail which passes through East Hants.

The Municipality received funding for the project from Trans Canada Trail ($112,500) and provincial partners: Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage (Recreation Facility Development Grant, $64,500) and Nova Scotia Community Services (Community Access-Ability Program Grant, $10,000 for an accessible washroom facility and walkway to waters’ edge).

Park Opening Press Conference (speeches and ribbon cutting)
10:30 am – 11:00 am
1705, Highway 2, Milford, NS
**Municipal staff will be visible upon arrival to direct media to docks

Municipality of East Hants, Warden – Jim Smith
NS Trails, CEO – Vanda Jackson
Director of Regional Services - Communities, Sport, and Recreation Division Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage - Dawn Stegen
TCT Atlantic Trail Coordinator - Angela Morin
Regional Vice President, Private Banking – Atlantic, RBC and member of TCT’s Atlantic fundraising committee- Ed Steeves
Nova Scotia Community Services - Andrea Redmond
Municipality of East Hants, Director of Parks, Rec. & Culture – Kate Friars
Municipality of East Hants, Manager of Parks Development – Evan MacDougall