Annapolis Basin Tidal Beach Park Officially Opens
Municipality of the County of Annapolis celebrates the official opening of the Annapolis Basin Tidal Beach Park in Cornwallis Park.
This new park is composed of 3.16 acres with parking, including accessible parking spaces, and an opportunity for expansion. It was developed with input from the Annapolis County Accessibility Committee, so it was created through an accessibility lens ensuring accessible features.
“We announced the development of this park in the fall of 2022. It is always a pleasure to follow up with the announcement of its official opening” said Annapolis County Warden Alex Morrison. “Council is pleased to provide a safe and accessible area where people can go and enjoy this hidden gem with its amazing views of the Annapolis Basin and North Mountain. It is sure to be a destination spot for residents and tourists alike.”
The park will be a popular go-to for people as it provides easy access to a beautiful beach, a picnic area overlooking the beach with stunning views, a flat pathway that offers easier access for people with mobility challenges, and an accessible perimeter pathway with a few rest areas. Also, an accessible port-a-potty is on-site.
“Summer may be coming to a close but the opportunities this park offers will continue”, said Warden Morrison. “We are fortunate to have a local elementary school near this destination so students can utilize the area for beach activities including beach clean-ups, and people will still be able to visit and learn more about beach ecology.
“It is in the plans to continue expansion of the park, focusing on its natural beauty and always striving to improve accessibility.”
The supporting partners in this project are the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre (ABCC); Cornwallis Community Gardens Association; Acadian Seaplants; NS Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage; and the Annapolis Valley Trails Coalition.
“It is through such partnerships that we witness positive community growth,” noted Warden Morrison. “We all have the same goal of expanding opportunities for residents and visitors alike, while instilling pride in the local community.”
The park is located at 14 Paardeberg St. in Cornwallis Park.
Cake cutting photo, from left: Warden Alex Morrison, Councillors Lynn Longmire and Wendy Sheridan