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Play Parks

Municipality of Chester

Whether your gang has been cooped up in a car for hours getting here, or they're just lookin' to work off a little extra energy during your stay - you'll find some great free options for getting their pent-up energy out.

The Chester Skate Park - Chester

man mid air on a skateboard at the Chester skate park while a group of kids watch

Location: 3833 North St, Chester

The Chester Skate Park has a reputation from both skateboarders and BMXers as being one of the best parks in the province to ride. We have regular visitors from all over the province and beyond. The size, design features and general atmosphere of the park attracts a wide range of age and skill level.


Croft Road Playground - Chester Basin

Location: 25 Croft Rd, Chester Basin

This fantastic little playground with sides and knots and crosses hosts a fenced-in outdoor basketball/ball hockey court.


Lido Pool - Village of Chester

Location: 10 Parade Square Road, Chester

The Lido Pool is a saltwater pool opened seasonally located right on the edge of Chester's back harbour. It's the perfect pool for all ages with such a pretty backdrop. Public Swimming is Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and on Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The Lido Pool hosts swimming lessons throughout the summer with public swimming available in between and after the daily sessions. 


Lordly Park Playground - Village of Chester

Location: 76 Union St, Chester

This park has multiple slides, monkey bars, swings, spring cars, and more! 


Pirate Ship Park - Gold River

Pirate Ship Park with pirate themed play equipment on sand surrounded by grass. Canada and Nova Scotia flags on flag poles.

Location: 6192 Hwy 3, Gold River

Located on the former Gold River Western Shore School site, this park has a pirate and ocean-themed play area with multiple slides, monkey bars, and a climbing pyramid. Surrounding it are picnic benches and basketball hoops.


New Ross Recreation Complex - New Ross

Location: 4689 NS-12, New Ross

The outdoor recreation complex is situated on the grounds of New Ross Consolidated School off Highway 12. Work up a sweat on the combination basketball/tennis court, or the many apparatus’ that make up the fitness circuit. Sit back and relax at the picnic area while watching the young ones play on one of two outdoor playgrounds. They include swings, slides, see-saw, monkey bars, track rides, and climbers. Fun for all ages!



If the weather permits it, why not check out one of our many beaches?