Point Pleasant Park is a large, mainly forested municipal park at the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula. It once hosted several artillery batteries, and still contains the Prince of Wales Tower - the oldest Martello tower in North America (1796). The park is a popular recreational spot for Haligonians, as it hosts forest walks and affords views across the harbour and out toward the Atlantic.
Plays are performed in the park every summer by a professional theatre company called Shakespeare by the Sea. The performances take place at Cambridge Battery, and include both Shakespearean productions and original musicals based on classic fairy tales for audiences of all ages. The company also operates the 80-seat Park Place Theatre in the lower parking lot of the park, which is used as a rain venue during the summer, and for fall/winter indoor productions.
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Kim Salter | Feb 20, 2018
So nice to have a forest space in the city. Beautiful place for walking and enjoying the ocean views. Even has outdoor Shakespeare plays performed during the summer months. Parking lots and bus service - also easy to walk to - from downtown. Don't forget to have an ice cream available near both of the parking lots. Great place for picnics
Shaye Donald | Feb 16, 2018
Pembroke Welsh Corgi is definitely my favourite breed of dog if I had to choose between all of the dogs that are currently in existence today in the world. This is something I discovered while walking in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia because a lot of dogs were running all over the place this way and that way and really all over the place if I was being honest about where the dogs were running. There were also other types of dogs but I forget what types there were because of how cute the Pembroke Welsh Corgi running around were and looking very becoming as far as animals go except perhaps for horses because some horses are very becoming especially the little ones which are known as ponies or if they are very small miniature horses. Point Pleasant Park is a great park to look at Pembroke Welsh Corgis. Do not go here if you do not like walking around because it is not allowed to have cars inside it.
Gillian Stanton | Dec 17, 2017
Really nicely kept park! It's gorgeous to walk through during the summer time. Additionally, there are various areas and sites that have historical monuments or pieces. It is also great for walking/running with dogs. There are sections of the park that are in leash and off leash, so expect to see dogs running around freely! (Also, there are a significant amount of squirrels in the area, so dog owners beware!) And my first trip, I had to have my phone or else I would get lost from all of the trails. It is a very large park.
Brahian Gutierrez | Mar 4, 2018
Great park for all your needs. There's trail hiking, running/biking routes, a beautiful view and even a small beach. Dog friendly is a plus and there's plenty of them around!
Chris Stone | Feb 4, 2018
A beautiful park right on the ocean, Point Pleasant Park provides several kilometres of seaside trails minutes from downtown Halifax. The summer also brings the Shakespeare By The Sea Theatre Company to life, acting out The Bard's best all about the park!
John Hegenbarth | May 9, 2018
Always a pleasure to be in the park.. Waterside is nice and normally cool. The centre of the park is always warmer. Note of caution;watch your pets for ticks and don't let them drink water, as there are diseases in the water...
Raquel Chubey | Apr 19, 2018
Love this.park and used to swim at the beach in late 70's. You can find nice shells and glass but sadly you see a lot of....garbage too. This poor park to a blow some time ago and lost trees which is easily noticeable and sad but still beautiful historic place to visit!
Mark Williams | Apr 24, 2018
The walk along the arm is beautiful and it’s a great place for a run. This park has the potential to be the city’s jewel but it falls short. The best city park if you want a nice forest stroll is hemlock ravine park in Bedford
P Pahl | Apr 20, 2018
Love the fact that there are so many dogs here and they can walk off leash in certain areas! Beautiful park and friendly/happy atmosphere. This is such a great place to be in Halifax.
Cathy Puskas | May 12, 2018
Well worth visiting for locals or tourists. Wonderful harbour views as well as trails going inland. Being a tourist, it was enjoyable to do a walk through and see the local plants and some wildlife. There is an off leash dog area. A bus stops near an entrance to the park. We walked over from the pier/Farmers market - it was a bit of a trek and as you pass the dock, it is an industrial area and you may wonder if you're going in the right direction. It's a bit long, but it is an enjoyable walk. Once in the park, it's relatively busy.
kyle fenner | May 12, 2018
Great place to go for a walk a little bit of history and beautiful views. Lots of trails to walk and all going over which way. Makes it easy to have a different experience every trip. Great place to see some local history also. Definitely a place to check out.
Sifat Jamal Jisan | Jul 22, 2018
Love the park. Great views, great trails, love feeding the birds and squirrels. I have issues with the washroom facilities. The port-a-potty at the Tower Road entrance should be replaced with a permanent structure. Also there are three port-a-potties on the main trail, all LOCKED. What gives? The park is a favourite of Seniors and asking someone to walk 3km to use the washroom is unreasonable.
Simon Ross-Siegel | Jul 4, 2018
PPP is currently the only off-leash dog park on the Halifax peninsula with large open spaces and multiple brush cleared paths. It's a wonderful place to get away and come take a walk on its own, but for dog owners, it's also a genuine resource for ensuring our dogs get opportunities to become properly socialized. For us, it was the perfect environment to work on our recall and distance boundaries. We come here once a week minimum to be here with a community of responsible dog owners who rely on this park for our dogs' well being.
Ryan Yates | Jun 21, 2018
A very nice and large park to spend a good weather day visiting. There is a lot to see, from the black rock beach you can go along the shoreline trail and there are multiple monuments set up remembering naval persons lost during the wars and on operations. There is also a series of old bunkers that were constructed along the edge of the water that are now just display purposes. Also and old mini tower and a place where they do pen park theatre now and the. is very cool.
Karen Shannon | Jul 15, 2018
Beautiful park, nicely recovered from the hurricane damage. Walking, jogging, ocean, open air theatre and off leash dog area. Bike riding is only at certain times. Two large parking areas. Clean and we'll maintained.
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