Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre
The Municipality of the County of Cumberland boasts a wide variety of facilities and parks throughout Cumberland County including the Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre. The Community Centre is a multi-purpose, state-of-the-art facility accommodating sporting, recreational, cultural, tourism and business activities. Uniquely designed to use geothermal energy from the former Springhill Mines to heat and cool the building, the centre is the largest sporting facility in Atlantic Canada to operate on this type of environmentally-friendly power. Not only does geothermal energy reduce greenhouse gas emissions but it also reduces the cost of needed energy supply by 50%. The Community Centre is recognized by the Community Building Incentive Program of Natural Resources Canada as an energy efficient building.
The Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre has an arena with an NHL-sized ice surface and seating capacity of 800. There are five dressing rooms, a room for officials, lobby, storage facilities, canteen with kitchen, coatroom, meeting/boardroom, walking track, 3,100 square foot common room and a teen centre. The Community Centre is completely wheelchair accessible and has ample free parking available.
For rental inquiries, please visits Forms and Applications or contact our Marketing Officer at 902-664-7427 or by email to
- For the COVID-19 Operational Plan click here (updated September 30, 2021)
- For up to date information on programs and services available at the Community Centre, please visit the Community Centre's Facebook page.
- To view our county-wide recreation programing calendar click here
15th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
The 15th annual Holiday Craft Fair showcases over 40 vendors offering a wide variety of handcrafted goods including wreaths, baked goods, candles, jewelry, soap, wooden signs, holiday decor, sweets and more! There will be a 50/50 draw and raffle for door prizes. There is a $2 admission fee which includes 1 ticket for the door prize raffle. Additional tickets are available for purchase at $2 each or 3 for $5.
The annual Holiday Craft Fair is subject to COVID-19 guidelines as outlined by the N.S. Government and is subject to change or cancellation. Nova Scotia's Proof of Vaccination policy requires vendors and patrons, 12 years and older, to present proof of full vaccination to participate in the annual Holiday Craft Fair. Masks must be worn while in the building.
For more information, please visit our Facebook event page, https://fb.me/e/1Xb1KSBTb
Would you like to be a vendor? Please call 902-664-7427 or email to request a registration form.
The Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre welcomes all businesses and organizations interested in advertising within our facility. With an estimated audience of 1500 spectators and users per week, your message will be seen by a broad range of potential customers from Cumberland and further afield. Advertising is an excellent tool to drive business!
For more information on available opportunities to promote your business, as well as a complete breakdown of advertising rates, please contact our Marketing Officer at 902-664-7427 or by e-mail at .
Richard Calder Arena (200’X85’)
- NHL sized ice surface provides 17,000 square feet for concerts, exhibitions, trade shows & community events
- 812 Individual seats (in-floor geothermal heat)
- Five Dressing Rooms (15’X24’) with showers and washroom facilities
- Flex Room (9’X15’) with telephone, internet & fax lines
- Press Box (5’X14’) with internet line
- Canteen with Kitchen
- Accommodates 1,000 people
Please see the COVID-19 Operational Plan for revised capacity and usage*
For rental inquiries, please visits Forms and Applications.
Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre
In Phase 1 of the COVID-19 Operational Plan, the Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. to Springhill High School Students, grades 7-12 (including youth 12 years of age in grade 7).
The Teen Centre offers youth a place to come and enjoy board games, pool, ping pong, darts, video games as well as weekly activities, trips and their Annual Halloween Dance.
For more information on the Ross Anderson PharmaChoice Teen Centre contact Michelle Herrett (902)763-3000 or by email at
The Community Centre Walking Track
Walking Track RULES
- Masks required
- Maintain 2m (6ft) physicial distancing whenever possible
- Please follow the flow of traffic arrows
- No personal belongingson the track
- Please exit the building promptly when finished
- Open times are subject to change - please see the COVID-19 Operational Plan for the most up to date times
- 5 Laps = 1 Kilometer
- 8 Laps = 1 Mile
- Rubberized surface
- Running & Jogging not permitted at this time
- No Food or Drinks (with the exception of water) on the track
- Children Under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
- Walking Track will be closed during Junior Hockey games, Hockey Tournaments and Special Events
Please Be Respectful Of All Walkers!!!
The Naz MacDonald Walking Trail
Named in honour of Lion Naz MacDonald, a 1.8km outdoor walking trail in Springhill that circles the Lion’s Park. This fitness trail provides an opportunity to experience the beauty of various species of shrubs and flowers.
Constructed by the Town of Springhill, Service Canada & Corrections Canada.
The Lions Park was originally named Victoria Park for Queen Victoria. There used to be a bandstand on the corner of Main and Lisgar in Springhill where music was played every Sunday afternoon. Hurricane Hazel blew the roof off in 1952. Shortly after, the Lions purchased playground equipment and began taking care of the grounds. The park later became know as the Lions Park and the Municipality of the County of Cumberland presently owns maintains the park.
Hour of Operation
- The Lions Park is open daily, dawn until dusk.
- Community Activities
For more information about the Municipality's facilities and parks contact the Administrative Office at (902)763-3000 or email .