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Town of Amherst Stay-cation

Record #: TOA0250
Last Modified: 16 May 2022
Last Full Update: 16 May 2022


Located In Amherst


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Information Amherst Lions Skatepark 
185 Church Street, beside Amherst Stadium 
Built in 2011 with generous support from the Amherst Lions Club, the 10,000 sq. ft. skatepark is located next to Amherst Stadium on Church Street. The park's configuration is largely plaza-based with various ledges, rails, stairs, hips, and more. There are some transition elements as well: a bowled-out quarter pipe and a custom quarter pipe. The skatepark was developed as part of our strategy to provide no-cost recreational opportunities to youth. Helmets are recommended. 
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Dickey Park & Splash Pad 
132 East Pleasant Street. This recreational park provides a lighted walking track, large greenspace, a play structure, and a splash pad water park. Changerooms and washrooms are available. The park hosts the Annual Dickey Park Kids Fun Run in June for children from 3 to 12 years of age, with various distances according to age. Registration is free, and includes medals for all participants and a BBQ. Contact the YMCA of Cumberland for registration information. For more information please click linked here  
Victoria Square 
98 East Victoria Street 
The centre of downtown Amherst and the site of the cenotaph, this community plaza hosts community events with gazebo bandstand, lighting, and sound system on site.During the summer, Victoria Square hosts free family movies and music. In winter months, the square is dressed up with a dazzling holiday lighting display. Amherst's four fathers of confederation are memorialized in four engraved granite blocks. The park is surrounded by beautiful old buildings, including the courthouse and two churches, making it a lovely setting for taking pictures. For more information click linked here  
The Marsh Trail 
Among the many green spaces in Amherst there are existing trails which are maintained, connected, and enhanced for you to enjoy. The Marsh trail can be accessed on Motor Ave. or Derby St. and is just over 1200 meters long. For more information click linked here  

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