This little gem in the heart of Dartmouth is the kind of place you can drive by a hundred times and not notice. The park covers a small peninsula that juts out into Banook Lake, which makes for a lovely greenspace that is surrounded by water on three sides.
There is a big open field perfect for fetch and liberal freshwater access. There is also good lighting, which makes it a great place to visit on those dark winter evenings.
But beware. The are is heavily signed as on-leash only. I talk about the potential consequences of ignoring such signage in my blog post here.
There is a washroom building, but it was locked up when we were there in November. I would guess it’s only open in the summertime.
How to Get There
The park is not surprisingly located in an area of Dartmouth called Graham’s Corner, which is on the southeast shore of Lake Banook, where Prince Albert Road intersects with the Circumferential Highway (Hwy 111). If you’re headed eastbound on the Circ, take exit 6A onto Prince Albert Road. If you’re headed westbound, take exit 6, then turn left onto Prince Albert Road. The parking lot will immediately be on your right.