Recreation Facilities

A list of Town, Partnership and Privately operated recreation facilities.

For a complete list of Town facilities and other community services CLICK HERE for the Town map.

Town Operated

Ball Fields – Click here for more information

Our Recreation Department has fields that are available for use. These fields include the Little Lions and Senior Lions field at Lions Field and the Softball field at River Valley Middle School (RVMS). These fields are scheduled for use the week after the Victoria Day weekend each year, weather permitting.

Big Paw Little Paw Dog Park – Click here for more information

Opened on September 19, 2015, the Town’s Big Paw Little Paw Dog Park is located at 319 Highland Road in Grand Bay-Westfield. The Dog Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. There is a small dog area for dogs under 30 lbs, and a large dog area for dogs over 30 lbs. The Dog Park rules are posted at the entrance. Dog owners/handlers are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by their dogs.

Boating and Sailing

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield is located on the section of waterway which gave rise to the St. John River’s early nickname, “Rhine of North America.” It includes Grand Bay, where the waters of the St. John and Kennebecasis rivers come together to flow out through the Reversing Falls. Prominent features are the sandbars of Brandy Point and Oak Point and the confluence of the Nerepis at the base of the Long Reach, leading to the hidden beauty of Belleisle Bay.

Situated on the banks of the St. John River the Brundage Point River Centre is a gateway to the newly designated Trans Canada Trail Water Route. As part of the Lower River Passage the Brundage Point River Centre offers visitors free river access via a double boat ramp and dock, free use of its visitor boat dock, and five overnight boat moorings.

Municipal Heritage Trail – Click here for more information

The 13.5 km Municipal Heritage Trail links our arena, service clubs, local schools, parks, ball fields, restaurants, shopping, Visitor Information Centre, beaches, and boating. Interpretative signs and photos celebrate our history displayed behind easy-to-read lexan panels that show you where you are at all points along the trail. The trail is designed to blend with the natural setting while offering clean, quality picnic tables and comfortable benches at the scenic kiosks. Walk, run, bike, or drive the Grand Bay-Westfield Heritage Trail.

Playgrounds – Click here for the Town map, including playgrounds

There are 5 small playgrounds throughout the Grand Bay – Westfield that are owned and maintained by the town of Grand Bay – Westfield.

Brundage Point Play Area – 4 Ferry Road, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB, E5K 0A8

James Ready Park – Top Highland Road, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K

Lions Field – 27 Inglewood Drive, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 2E1

Ridgeway Park – Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5k 1Z1

Southwood Park – Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 1L4

There are 3 larger playground areas at the elementary schools in Grand Bay-Westfield, access during school hours is restricted.

Grand Bay Primary School – 92 Woolastook Drive, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 1S4

Inglewood School – 10 School Street, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 1R6

Westfield School – 147 Nerepis Road, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 2Z5

Splash Pad – Click here for more informaiton

Opened August 21, 2017, the Splash Pad is a unsupervised public user water feature that is open seasonally with public washrooms / change rooms on site. There is a public gazebo for shade and picnic tables.

Tailwhip Park – Click here for more information

Opened June 18, 2015, Tailwhip Park is an unsupervised youth park with a mini skate park and 3 on 3 basketball court. Located at 741 River Valley Drive next to the River Valley Community Centre (arena) and River Valley Middle School.

Tennis and Pickleball Courts

The Town’s tennis and pickleball courts are located at the intersection of Inglewood Drive and Pamdenec Road.

The white lines are for tennis, and the yellow lines are for pickleball. There is a picnic shelter for rest and cover.

Unity Park 

Located in Grand Bay-Westfield, Unity Park is a public space for residents and visitors to enjoy its natural features and activities, year-round.

In 1999, the area where Unity Park is located was designated a public space to symbolize the joining of the Town of Grand Bay and the Village of Westfield, when the two communities were amalgamated on January 1, 1998.

Donations, support and contributions to the Park were made possible by:

Province of New Brunswick;
Town of Grand Bay-Westfield;

Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Beautification Committee;
River Valley Garden Club;
Shades of Green;
The Greater Saint John Community Foundation; and
The Jane Armstrong Earl and Lawrence Earl Fund.

Unity Park is home to:

Plaque in memory of the 1921 Westfield fire;
Plaques in recognition of supporters and contributors to the Park;
Ononette Municipal +Heritage Trail kiosk;
Picnic tables; and
Sculpture by Fetiye Boudevin.

Unity Park is located at the intersection of Nerepis Road and Mullen Lane in Grand Bay-Westfield.

Westfield Beach

The Westfield Beach is an unsupervised freshwater beach that has been a popular local swimming and sunbathing area for generations. It offers a small picnic area with a shelter and picnic tables. Parking is located at the Brundage Point River Centre. Westfield Beach is located at the end of Ferry Road, left of the Westfield Ferry.

Partnership Facilities / Organizations

River Valley Community Centre – Click here for more information

The River Valley Community Centre opened in 1996 after a successful fundraising campaign. Since then, it’s been more than just an ice surface—it’s a safe, fun, recreational facility for all ages that serves our local community. The Centre offers room rentals for birthday parties, showers, dances, fundraising events, children’s programs, and is home to the licensed early learning and childcare centre and much more.

Westfield & District Recreation Association Inc. / Four Corners Recreation Hub – Click here for more information 

The Association was incorporated in 2010 under the Companies Act as a not for profit association to provide recreation opportunities to the residents of what was formerly the Local Service District of Westfield West (now Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Ward 2).

Privately Operated

Nature Preserve at Blueberry Hill – Click here for more information 

The Blueberry Hill Nature Preserve is an environmentally sensitive area located along the shore of the St. John River. This 50-acre property was acquired from the Province of New Brunswick in 2010 by the Nature Trust of New Brunswick with access to the property via River Valley Drive at Station Street in Grand Bay-Westfield. The main sign for the Blueberry Hill Nature Preserve is located on River Valley Drive at Station Street. Just look for the blueberry symbol signage—it will direct you along Bayview Road to the main parking area at Shannon Road.

The Lower River Passage Click here for more information

The Lower River Passage, the southern part of the placid and historic St. John River, meanders 130 kilometres (80 miles) from the port city of Saint John, up through rolling hills, and along pastoral landscapes, including the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield, until it reaches Fredericton, New Brunswick’s capital city.

Sunrise Play Park – Click here for more information

The Sunrise Play Park is an inclusive, family-focused indoor Play Park that is located at 20 MacDonald Avenue, Grand Bay-Westfield. This bright and welcoming space is designed for children aged 1-12. It offers a toddler play space, fixed play equipment for older children, a café, and eating area as well as fully accessible washrooms.

Westfield Golf & Country Club – Click here for more information

Established in 1919. Nestled on the slopes of the St. John River Valley, 20 minutes from Saint John, Westfield Golf & Country Club has long been regarded as New Brunswick’s most scenic golf course. Designed by the legendary golf course architect Donald Ross, the golf course encompasses amazing landscape views and a unique course layout.  The course features small greens, rolling hills and strategically placed hazards – combining the unique features of playability and challenging golf.