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Boom, just like that May is over. Temperatures are heating up outside, mowing has begun and traffic is picking up in our parks and trails.  If you feel like getting out for a walk and enjoying some fresh air, check out one of the community’s walking tracks. The Dickey Park walking track is lit at night with washroom facilities available. Just 1.5 times around the track equals 1 kilometre.

The splash pad is scheduled to open in June. The Rotary Park walking track offers outdoor fitness equipment spread around the track for use at your leisure with 2.5 laps equals 1 kilometre. Washroom facilities are open daily. New last year, the Lion’s Park track loops the beautiful new Tennis courts. A washroom facility is to be constructed in the fall as part of the 5 year development plan of the park. Future plans include a splash pad, basketball courts and a standing shelter. Visit Amherst.ca and social media outlets for the Amherst Stadium indoor walking track spring hours as well as park washroom facility hours.  For maintenance issues, please email amherstrecreation@amherst.ca.

Robb Complex is in full swing. To bring you top notch customer service and work at Robb Complex this summer we have our leadership team assembled.

If you’re down to Robb Complex please say hello to our student staff of Braedon Gagnon, Criss Sarson and Johnathan Bowden. 

Ongoing work is being done at Robb Complex which includes, replacing and repairing existing fence throughout the complex, signage installed, painting, beautification, new roof on dugouts and main building and upgrading lighting on Dwight Jones Field. 

To book Robb Complex please email bookings@amherst.ca and for further inquiries you can call 902 664 6632. For a full Robb Complex schedule please visit amherst.ca 

We have a number of events booked at the Amherst Stadium this month starting with the Rotary Maritime Wine, Spirits and Beer Tasting Event. 

This event will run from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

On June. 9 we will host the Annual Relay for Life.  On June 16, we will host the Autism Walk Event and will round up the month hosting the Cross-Border Challenge followed up by the Kick Off Summer Concert. 

As a result of a very busy season coming up, ending with the 2019 Fred Page Cup Council has approved Capital work for the Amherst Stadium for the 2018-2019 budget. 

They have approved a new sound system, overhaul of the ice plant compressors, rink boards, wifi upgrade and new dehumidifiers. There will painting occur as well during the summer months. 

The walking track at the Amherst stadium is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The track is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.  For a full stadium schedule please visit amherst.ca.

Tennis NS is hosting a day of Tennis at the Amherst Lion’s Park on Saturday, June 2. 

The Roger’s Rally Tennis Tour will start the morning off as invited guests compete in a round robin rally.  A free Come Try Tennis for kids will run from 11 a.m. to noon, with the adult Come Try Tennis from 12 to 1 p.m. 

Are you interested in volunteering or teaching tennis?  Tennis NS will be hosting a community training Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m.  Cost is $35, registration is required. 

Email amherstrecreation@amherst.ca to sign up or for more information. We will be offering free youth tennis lesson as part of our family first summer program In July and August.  Follow @Amherst Recreation on Facebook for updates. 

Learn what is happening around the community by visiting amherst.ca for our free community events listing and follow us on Facebook and twitter. If you have questions, community events and information to share, email amherstrecreation@amherst.ca or call 902-667-6500.

Corey Crocker is the recreation supervisor and facility coordinator/scheduler for Amherst Recreation.

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