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Lockhart Ryan Memorial Park

New Minas Recreation

Located In New Minas
Where To Find Us
9443 Commercial St
New Minas, NS B4N 3G3
Areas Served Kings County (NS) ; New Minas
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Contact John Ansara, Recreation Director; Phone: 902-681-6577; Email:
Alternate Contact Stefanie Hamilton, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 902-681-9699; Email:
Mailing Address c/o Village of New Minas 
9489 Commercial St 
New Minas, NS B4N 3G3
Fax 902-681-0779
Description & Services
Information Lockhart & Ryan Park houses a splash pad, 3 soccer fields: Lockhart Ryan’s #1, #2 (lights) and #3, 3 beach volleyball courts, Miller ball field, mini-soccer pitch, maintenance building, tennis courts, basketball court, playground and picnic areas, trail system, clubhouse, upper ball field, washroom facilities, ample parking space, etc. The Park includes year round seasonal maintenance and signage. 
Activities that take place in the Park year round include:  
walking, jogging, trail hiking, cross-country skiing, track & field meets, soccer, New Minas Soccer Association, East Kings Soccer Association, snow shoeing, Tennis, basketball, ball hockey, cyclocross biking, New Minas Celebration Days, New Minas Invitational Soccer Tournament (22 years), Canada Day Celebrations, Fireworks, outdoor events, Nova Scotia outdoor leadership courses, first aid courses, day camps, water slides, group picnics, picnic areas, playground use, outdoor rink, beach volleyball, group fundraising events, school use by Horton High School, Evangeline Middle School, New Minas Elementary School, children’s programs, family activities and events, free play areas, and an 18 hole basketed disc golf course.
Dates All Year
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Special Information
Tags All Things Trails ; Annapolis Valley Connect ; Baseball Field ; Basketball Court ; Bicycle ; Hiking ; Outdoor Courts ; Outdoor Play ; Outdoor Recreation ; Park ; Playground ; Recreation Categories ; Recreation Facilities ; Snowshoeing ; Soccer Field ; Social Gatherings ; Splash Pad ; Sports Fields ; Summer Programs ; Tennis Courts ; Trails ; Walking
Categories - General Basketball ; Basketball Courts ; Community Parks ; Community Parks ~ General Recreational Activities/Sports ; Cycling ; Fireworks Displays ; Hiking Trails ; Miniature Golf Courses ; Picnic Grounds ; Playgrounds ; Snowshoeing ; Soccer Fields ; Social Gatherings ; Spray Grounds ; Tennis ; Tennis Courts