Sports & Entertainment | Atlantic Canada

Bridgetown Regional Community Sports Hub

Bridgetown, Nova Scotia

The Bridgetown Regional Community School Outdoor Sports Hub arose out of the Bridgetown Regional Community School (BRCS) project. As the prime consultant for that project. The scope encompasses the original Bridgetown Regional High School (BRHS) site and adjacent sports fields to create a broader community hub that serves the BRCS school, the community, and surrounding region. The hub now features a memorial park dedicated to the old BRHS building, an artificial turf soccer field, an eight-lane synthetic running track, a FIFA sized natural turf soccer field, a youth-sized natural turf soccer field, a parking lot, resurfaced tennis courts, and an active transportation path.

Central to the memorial park is a brick Chimney Swift roost tower that replaces endangered species habitat destroyed by the BRHS demolition. Two relocated monuments from the former sports complex help transform the space into a welcoming plaza. This park, facing Main Street, pays homage to the well-loved BRHS building and serves as a gateway to the main complex. The resulting Sports Hub design encourages active transportation by improving the “walk to school” experience of the new BRCS building, creating a fitting memorial to BRHS and its proud sports heritage, restoring endangered species habitat, providing additional pick-up/drop-off space for students, and creating a welcoming and functional venue for regional athletic competitions.