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Parks, Recreation & Culture


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Welcome to the Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture Department home online!

Our department strives to provide quality services and functions related to parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, ball diamonds, trail system, arena, aquatic services, civic facilities, programs for various ages, community partnerships, special events, culture services, heritage, theaters and administrative operations so that our residents can enjoy the benefits of a healthy community.

NEW - Parks, Recreation & Culture Master Plan launched November 2017 - click here to go to the Master Plan page   

Hanover Parks, Recreation & Culture Department manages, operates, maintains and oversees the following functions:

Parks and Outdoor Spaces.....85 acres of green space, 5 ball diamonds, 5 soccer pitches, Hanover Park, Heritage Square, Commemorative Grove, various neighbourhood playgrounds, Hanover Trails System, Skateboard Park and more.

Programs and Special Events.....aquatics, children’s programs, summer camps, adult programs, senior games, seniors programs, Canada Day celebrations, public skating, March Break road hockey tournament.

Culture Services.....liaise with user groups; Civic Theatre operation.

Town owned and operated Facilities.....P & H Centre, Civic Centre, Regional Aquatic Centre, Civic Theatre, Picnic Pavilions.

Facility Bookings.....meeting rooms, ice, theatre, multi-purpose spaces, athletic fields, pool.

Community Development.....Community initiative facilitation, establishment of new corporate developments, liaison with a variety of community organizations.

Council and Corporate Directives.....Strategic Plan recommendations implementation.

Administration.....Operations and Capital budget development and monitoring, long term planning, policy development.

Committee Support and Initiatives.....Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee, Hanover Heritage Committee, Off Leash Dog Park Ad Hoc Committee.