New Minas boasts a thriving recreational culture as there is something fun to do for everyone! In 2012 the Village built the Louis Millett Community Complex – a community centre that houses a gymnasium, fitness centre, banquet hall, and numerous multi-purpose rooms. Many seasonal programs operate out of the LMCC, such as our March break and summer day camps, yoga, card parties, senior fitness classes, parent & tot groups, floor hockey, indoor baseball and much, much more.
Another focal point for recreation within the Village is Lockhart Ryan Park – a 40 acre green space located across the street from Ken-Wo Golf course and behind the LMCC and New Minas Baptist Church. With trails, ball diamonds, some of Atlantic Canada’s finest soccer fields, beach volley ball, tennis and basketball courts, portable skate ramps, and most recently, Nova Scotia’s first public 18-hole Disc Golf course, Lockhart Ryan Park is a fantastic way to spend quality time outdoors!
Throughout the year the Village of New Minas’ Recreation Department puts on a series of free community events. Summer is by far the busiest time of year with Canada Day & Celebration Days, but the fall and winter are just as much fun with a Family Halloween Dance, Santa Claus Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Senior’s Holiday Dinner and Dance.