On The Move With Pictou Recreation and Parks

It is important to be active throughout your life & becoming active is easier than you think. Discover all the different ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily life in Pictou. It can be as easy as walking the dog, a snowshoe hike with your friends or taking your grandchild to the playground. Pictou Recreation and Parks provides recreation programming for all ages and interests, as well as leadership in organizing special community events that foster community pride.   

Programs 2023-24

Registration is required for some programs, please call 902-485-4372. Limited spots available. 

Chair Yoga with Rachael MacLean (8 weeks)

Chair Yoga is an uplifting program for all ages and abilities. This class will invite you to connect with breath and movement to improve your range of motion, flexibility and strength.  Every Friday at the Pictou United Church Hall at 11:30 am. (next session begins:  October 20, 2023)  Contact the office to register 902-485-4372.  Cost: $50 for 6 weeks.

Yoga with Rachael MacLean (6 weeks)

Learn the fundamentals of yoga building strength, improve balance, increase flexibility, reduce stress and tension while building overall health. Every Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the Pictou United Church Hall (next session begins: October 18, 2023). Pre-registration is required, contact the office to register 902-485-4372.  Cost: $50 for 6 weeks

Tai Chi with Greg Dickson (8 weeks)

Yang style Tai Chi for people of all ages who seek to improve their personal well-being, flexibility, core strength and balance. Combining various hand, body and foot movements along with the practical application of yin and yang, the Yang style teaches you to move the various parts of the body in soft, curved and circular ways. We will concentrate on the Standard Tai Chi 24 Form set to maintain the fundamentals while making it easier, especially for beginners to learn and master. Location: Pictou United Church Hall   When: TBA

Walking Buddy Program

New to the area or want to begin a new walking routine? Maybe you’re a senior who doesn’t feel comfortable walking alone due to mobility issues or you’re just someone who wants a companion to walk with. We will connect you to a trained walking buddy for companionship, motivation and provide the best routes to explore. To get started, call Sally at 902-485-6057.

Walk and Roll Program

Pictou Recreation and Parks in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Authority will be offering a Walk N Roll Program this fall. It is designed for those with mobility challenges. We welcome people of all mobility levels - bring any walking aid that you require, such as canes or walkers. If you have a 4 wheeled walker, bring it with you! If you don’t have one, there are some wheeled walkers available on site for you to try.  

Our goal is to increase your walking endurance, heart health and independence. Your goal is to enjoy companionship and music while improving your fitness level. Originally developed by Wendy-Lee Hamilton, Seniors LINCS Physiotherapist. It will take place once a week in Pictou and it’s FREE! For more information call 902-485-4372. Tuesdays 1:00 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Pictou beginning October 24th.

Drop-In Programs

Adult Badminton Club

Every Tuesday throughout the school year at the McCulloch Education Centre gym.
6:30-8:30 pm Cost: $3/night. Bring your own racket.   Start Date: September 20, 2022

Adult Pickleball

Every Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings at 6:30-8:30 pm at McCulloch Education Centre gym during the fall, winter and spring. Drop In Fee: $3.00/night. 
PLEASE NOTE:  When there is no school (inservices, weather or holidays) there is no Pickleball.  

During the summer pickleball is held at the Tennis Courts on Thursdays from 6-8 pm and Saturdays from 9-12 noon.    Membership Fee:  $35/person  or $60/family and can be purchased at the Town Office.


Summer Day Camp Program

Registration Opens June 2024

Pictou Recreation and Parks offer day camps for children throughout July and August. Camps are open to children ages 6 to 11 years old. Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks, water and sun protection, including a hat and sunscreen. Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers are necessary. The day camps are held at Broidy Park, Monday through Friday with trip days being held on Thursdays. Drop off will be at Broidy Park at 9:00 am and pick-up will be at the Broidy Park at 4:00 pm, except for trip days when locations and times vary according to the individual trip. Registration fee includes day trip expenses. Please note that all camp programs are nut-free. 
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Junior Leader Program

Are you a teen looking for valuable volunteer experience? Come and join the Pictou Recreation and Parks Junior Leader Program! We are committed to investing in our youth. Responsibilities include 1-day leadership training, supervising summer day camp participants ages 6-11 years and helping with the preparation of crafts and activities. Please call 485-4372 to register.

Equipment Loan Program

Go PlayPictou County offers a loan program for recreational equipment available by the various municipal units throughout the county. If there is a piece of equipment that you would enjoy, simply fill out the survey and the appropriate person will be in contact with you. Go to Go Play, Pictou County Equipment Loan Program to book your equipment today.

For a complete listing of equipment that Pictou Recreation and Parks download the pdf GO PLAY brochure (3.46 MB) .

Looking for ideas?

Types of equipment you can borrow include: a kit bag full of outdoor recreation equipment for entertaining family and friends, canoe, paddleboards, kayaks, bikes, snowshoes, nordic walking poles, sport wheelchairs, washer toss games, floor hockey equipment, tennis rackets, roller blades, flag football and baseball kit with bats, helmets, catchers equipment, and balls.

Discover our PLAY BOX, new in Veterans Drive Playground; a box of outdoor games and fun that you can use at your own leisure. Fun for families, friends and on your own!