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Open Hearth Park is located in Harbourside Commercial Park in the city of Sydney, Nova Scotia. The park was designed as a park facility for people of all ages. Paved pathways wind through the park providing excellent areas for recreational walking. For runners and bikers the park offers a variety of trails that can serve as training facility where organized runs could be hosted. Natural open spaces provide areas of recreation for families and sports enthusiasts. Explore the features ofOopen Hearth Park and plan a day trip!


Sport Fields

The Commons area contains two sports fields: a synthetic field for soccer and football play and a natural turf field for soccer play.

Synthetic Turf Multi-purpose Field: A new synthetic turf soccer and football field is located on the east side of the Commons area adjacent to Inglis Street. Field dimensions conform to Canadian Football and Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) standards.
Bleacher seating is placed to the west of the new field and is accessible from the main
oval path adjacent to the field. Spectator seating is slightly elevated in relation to
the field to provide optimum sight lines and to enhance aesthetics. A modern lighting systems illuminates the filed at night. The field lighting establishes tournament class conditions and increases the hours of available use.

Natural Turf Field: The park holds a new natural turf soccer field with dimensions in conformance with the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) standards. The field is situated to the east end of the interior of the Commons oval. At the east end of the filed is spectator seating.The natural turf field will provides a spectator assembly space for larger performance events that will be held in the park.

football field



A modern playground is located in the Commons area. The playground is easily accessible from the Ferry and Inglis Street intersection. The play environment appeals to children aged 3-12. Play components are enveloped in a more naturalized setting and is designed to challenge children and enhance play value.
Components include:

- Foam padded surface play area
Varying slide heights built into landform that is accessible by pathway or rope climb.
 A track glide.
 A curvilinear rail with climbing and suspended netting.
 Stationary musical instruments.
 A water play environment.

Seating is provided for supervision purposes.




  Top aerial photo of the park by Gerry Langille


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