Resident Services

Along with regular maintenance of municipal wastewater and septage systems and the municipal building, public works staff takes on other major projects as necessary.


Current Capital Projects underway at the Municipality of the County of Cumberland include:


 Please be advised that the Templar Street end of Jenks Avenue will be closed to through traffic due to construction for the Parrsboro Wastewater Treatment Project. The Municipality of the County of Cumberland apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.



Parrsboro Wastewater Treatment Plant Handout

pdf OpenHouseSitePlanHandout (1.12 MB)

For more information please contact Cathy Coon at  or call (902) 667-2313

Community CentreThe Municipality of the County of Cumberland boasts a wide variety of facilities and parks throughout Cumberland County. Below is a list of the facilities and parks located throughout the County.

The Community Centre has an area 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.


For up to date information on programs and services available at the Community Centre, please visit the Community Centre's Facebook page.


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 office at 902-763-3010 or e-mail us at .


Richard Calder Arena (200’X85’)

  • NHL sized ice surface provides 17,000 square feet for concerts, exhibitions, trade shows & community events
  • Elevator
  • 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

For rental inquiries, please visits Forms and Applications

The Dr. Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre is...

  • A multi purpose, state of the art facility accommodating sporting, recreational, cultural, tourism and business activities
  • Unique in design and operation as it uses geothermal energy from the former Springhill Mines to heat and cool the building
  • The largest sporting facility in Atlantic Canada to operate on this power source
  • An environmentally friendly facility reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reducing the cost of the needed energy supply by 50 % by tapping into the geothermal energy supply
  • Recognized by the Community Building Incentive Program of Natural Resources Canada as an energy efficient building

The Community Centre is completely wheelchair accessible and has ample FREE parking available!

The Community Centre Walking Track

Running ShoesWalking Track RULES

  • Open daily 8:30am – 9pm
  • 5 Laps = 1 Kilometer
  • 8 Laps = 1 Mile
  • Rubberized surface
  • Running & Jogging PERMITTED AT ALL TIMES
  • Walkers are asked to follow the flow of traffic
  • 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

Naz MacDonaldNamed 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.

Lions Park


Lions ParkThe 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.

Home To

  • Community Activities
  • Tournaments
  • Concerts
  • Festivals

For more information about the Municipality's facilities and parks contact Scott Munro, Manager of Facilities & Parks.

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland strives to deliver the best possible service to residents and visitors. We welcome feedback in order to improve the way we deliver services. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please contact us.

Customer Service

The Municipality of the County of Cumberland is committed to providing consistent, reliable and fiscally responsible services to our customers. You should expect the best possible service when you deal with one of our representatives whether by letter, telephone, or in person. We strive to fully understand the needs and expectations of our customers in order to develop and deliver appropriate services.

Our Customer Service Goals are:

  • Treat all customers with respect.
  • Take the time to understand the needs of customers.
  • Respond to customer requests promptly.
  • Ensure that staff are available to customers.
  • Deliver on commitments.
  • Recognize unique needs of different customers and deliver our services appropriately.
  • Keep customers up to date and informed.
  • Deliver our services and make decisions with customers in mind.
  • Act promptly to ensure any customer problems are resolved.
  • The Municipality takes pride in delivering high quality customer service and is committed to constantly
    improving that service and want to hear from you.