Second Lake Provincial Park Association

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Second Lake Provincial Park
Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

Autumn Colours 2007 Next monthly meeting is Wednesday November 14, 2007 at the Sackville Heights Community Centre.

A Walk in the Park
Second Lake Regional Park hosted its Annual Patriot Day Walk on Sunday, July 2nd, 2006 at 1 p.m.  Click here to read Marilyn Challis' experience of the day.

From the 2005 Walk at Second Lake Park - Read Marilyn Chalis' "Walk in the Park"


Cheque presentationThank you to everyone that attended the 2005 AGM and thank you to Bob Harvey for presenting the Association with $10,000 to help build trails and manage the Park on behalf of HRM citizens.

Bob and Carolyn Harvey have been huge backers of the work of the Association and their support is very much appreciated. Thank you Bob and Carolyn.


Draft Management Plan
Shane O'Neil also presented the Draft Management Plan for the Park. We are currently asking the HRM residents for feedback on the proposed Draft Plan. Feel free to follow this link to download the documents and send us your thoughts (because your comments - positive or negative - are important to the development of the final park management plan). Besides the dry parts of reading and commenting on parking, trails, and the like - what we would love to read are your dreams for the park. Dreams of a park for you, for your family, for your friends, and for all those who will come after us.


Community Councial Presentation. Photo Sackville Photo ClubShane O'Neil made a presentation to Community Council, on January 26, 2005, outlining the need for additional funding for trail development in HRM at Second Lake Provinclal Park.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Honourable Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Natural Resources announced on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 that the government of Nova Scotia has transferred the remaining 64-acres of Housing land to the Department of Natural Resources to be included in Second Lake Provincial Park.

64-Acre Park Addition.

Thank you to the 17 plus residents who came out to our Trail Work/Brushwork Party on Saturday, November 20, 2004 . We met at the top of Crimson Dr. and cleared many of the obtacles along the Great Oak Trail and the Lakeshore Trail.

Thank you to those who attended the Open Space Planning Open House on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:45 PM in the Program Room (adjacent to Fenery Room) at the Sackville Library (Acadian School) on Sackville Drive. For additional information, please click here.

Some photos from the Great Oak Trail - Thank you Theresa Scratch

Read the results of the Spring Regional Planning consultation sessions on open spaces.

Second Lake Park clean-up --August 29, 2004. Read Marilyn Chalis' report here....

Second Lake Annual Patriot Days Walk on Sunday June 28th, 2004 was a great success!

Thank you to the 75+- citizens that joined us in being the first public group to walk the Great Oak Trail (still under construction). Click here to see some photographs from the walk.

The group gathers at Crimson Court Listening to Art Lyons


A big thank you to everyone who helped clean-up the park on April 24th, 2004. Click here to see some photographs from the day.

Clean up crew

Open house held on Wed. Feb. 4, 2004.
Halifax Regional Recreation and Park Planning for North Metro - Click here for a pdf of the park concept plan on the 60-acres. This land is currently held by the Province for housing development and not for use as part of Second Lake Park.

Trail Construction is underway - thanks to a $34,000 grant from HRM. The Geat Oak Trail is just one of a number of new trails planned for the park. Click on the image to the right to view the trail plans. Trails within Second Lake Provincial Park


Photos from our Canada Day Walk, 2003
Great Oak Trail Along Second Lake

Second Lake Provincial Park is truly and unique slice of wilderness in the middle of Sackville, Beaver Bank, Waverley, Fall River and Bedford. We hope you take the time to read the information provided to understand the unique features of the park, and what needs to be done to manage the park for future generations.

Mission Statement of the Association:

The Second Lake Regional Park Association is committed to the establishment of a major regional park at Second Lake. This commitment will be accomplished through preservation of this peaceful, beautiful and ecologically significant site for the well being and enjoyment of present and future residents, and development of awareness, responsibility and stewardship for the area.

Why Preserve Second Lake?


The Minutes of the Association are now online.

Contact Information (Phone area code is 902):

Baur, Daniel F., Director & Trails Development Co-ordinator, 864-9458

Challis, Marilyn A., Director & Secretary 864-4752

Craig, Stephen A., Director 487-.4157

Haley, David S, Director & Chair, 865-9947

Jean-Joyce, Alan , Director & Communications 497-6599

Jennings, Daniel K. Director(865-6826)

Jennings, Jamie R. Director (865-6175)

O'Neil, Shane F. Director 865-3760

Regan, Walter N. Director wregan@accesscable.netDownload PDF of Grid Map of 2nd Lake

Scratch, Theresa Caroline M. Director 864-1942

Snelson, David R. Director and HRTAT Rep. 860-0342

Turner, Dorothy A. Director and Treasurer 864-1719


The Second Lake Regional Park Association is an Official Charity (No. 871654661RR0001) under the Income Tax Act and receipts will be issued for anyone who wishes to send a cheque to help fund this community effort. Please make the cheque out to:

Second Lake Regional Park Association
P.O. BOX 808
Sackville, Nova Scotia
B4C 3V3

OR, make a direct deposit with our bank:

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Box 344
Sackville, NS
B4C 2T2

To contact us, please send email to Second Lake Reg. Park Assoc. or call 902.497.6599.

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