It’s Christmas Eve! Which means I am home for the holidays in New Brunswick; the stockings are hung; the egg nog is chilling. Life is good. I had planned to sit down to do a quick post before putting away the laptop for the next couple of days, but that was an hour ago. In follow up to Martha’s post last week, I was working on adding Fort Needham Memorial Park to the directory when I fell down a rabbit hole. But I don’t want to get ahead of myself.
As Martha mentioned last week, Fort Needham Memorial Park is home to the City’s most notable tribute to the Halifax Explosion. It’s also a fantastic fetch spot, offering a large grassy field that is off-leash approved! In fact, Fort Needham Memorial Park is our favourite North End haunt (due in large part to the serious lack of options in this area).
With the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion on the horizon (December 6, 2017), HRM plans to use this as an opportunity to develop a “Master Plan” for the park. A public meeting was held on October 1, 2015, to discuss ways to improve the park and enhance its “commemorative” aspects. Continue reading