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About Long Lake Park

History

Long Lake Provincial Park was created in 1988 and laid largely dormant for almost 30 years. The grand opening of the Lakeview Trail on Earth Day 2016 changed all that, giving easy access to walkers, runners, strollers, bikers and four-legged friends.

The new Waterfront Trail followed in spring of 2017 — opening the park’s pristine lake and shoreline to easy access for the first time.

It’s no surprise that Long Lake is always listed in the Coast’s annual “Best Of” competition as one of the best places to swim. The water quality in the lake is unrivalled in the city due to its protection as the former water supply for the City of Halifax, dating back to the 1800s.

Recent Improvements

Long Lake Provincial Park’s recent improvements on both Dunbrack Street South and Old Sambro Road wouldn’t have been possible without the help of:

  • Corporate partners POLYCORP & Atlantic Developments;
  • Local business group Spryfield Business Commission;
  • Community members and volunteers forming the Long Lake Provincial Park Association (LLPPA);
  • The Province of Nova Scotia;
  • The Government of Canada under the Canada150 program under the administration of the Atlantic Canada Opportunity Agency (ACOA); along with support from HRM Councillors.

Why We Need Your Support!

Ongoing improvements in this area of Long Lake Provincial Park are managed by a volunteer LLPPA board that relies SOLELY on donations and grants to fund operations and any possible future expansion of existing facilities.

What’s great is that every dollar raised by the LLPPA can likely be matched with between $2 and $4 of funding from different government and institutional community grant programs. These grant programs require the LLPPA to participate in some level of self-funding. So every little bit helps!

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