Parks & Recreation – Aquatics update

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Parks & Recreation – Aquatics update

The Halifax Regional Municipality would like to advise residents of the following update on municipal aquatics:

The Halifax Common Pool


The Halifax Common Pool will remain closed for the rest of the summer due to ongoing repair work.

In light of the Halifax Common Pool being closed, the following aquatic opportunities will be offered:

Free swims will be available at Needham Pool at the following times: ​

  • Monday through Friday from July 26 until September 3: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m., 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., and 5 p.m. – ​ 6 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Residents must register in advance over the phone at 902-490-4633 or online at

In partnership with the YMCA, Greater Halifax (5640 Sackville Street), free swims will also available at the at the following times:

  • Monday, August 2: 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from August 4 until September: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents must register in advance online as of Friday, July 30 over the phone at 902-423-9622 or online at

Centennial Pool

Work on the Centennial Pool is ongoing. The pool is expected to reopen in September.

For more information on municipal aquatic opportunities, visit

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