Nelson Memorial Park

This 47-acre picnic park is situated in a quiet, natural setting beside Tatamagouche Bay on the Northumberland Shore. The park has both open field and forested areas.

Park Facilities

  • 3 large picnic shelters (2 with barbeque grills)
  • Gazebo/Bandstand
  • Playground
  • Washrooms
  • Ocean access (tidal bay; gravel beach with saltmarsh grasses)
  • Access to the Butter Trail (rail trail), part of the Trans Canada Trail
  • Floral gardens (a project in partnership with Tatamagouche Communities in Bloom)

Park Upgrades and Renovations

In 2014, we expanded the walking trails in the park, and constructed a timberframe picnic shelter. Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to improve the park for your enjoyment.

Use of Park for Events

To inquire about scheduling an event or reserving a picnic shelter at the park, please contact Colchester Recreation or use the online park reservation form.

Hours and Dates of Operation

The park is now closed for the season. Washrooms are not available in the off-season. Walkers are welcome year-round.

2017 Season: The park will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., from May 8 until October 9.

Admission to the park is free. 

Location and Directions

The park is located at 153 Loop of Highway 6, just 2 km west of Tatamagouche via Highway 6 and 55 km north of Truro via Route 311.
From Highway 6 on the west side of Tatamagouche, follow the blue and white signs to the park.

We look forward to seeing you soon!