Our goal is to keep abreast with the changing needs of our residents and continually update activities to keep pace with community growth.

Click on the below Map to learn more about the various Parks, Green Spaces, Walking Trails, Birch Island Boardwalk, and Grand River Snowmobile Club Groomed Trails. The interactive Recreation In Happy Valley-Goose Bay Map will allow residents to provide feedback if there is an issue with any of the facilities maintained by the Department of Community Services and Recreation. This feedback will go directly to the Director of Community Services and Recreation so the Department can deal with issues accordingly.

The Community Services and Recreation Department operates the following annual programs and events for the community:

 

  • Volunteer Appreciation Event: April
  • Summer Recreation program: June – Mid August
  • Canada Day Celebrations: July
  • Happy Valley Day / Happy Valley Fest – September
  • Polar Dip Fundraiser for the Labrador Wellness Centre: November
  • Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: December
  • Santa Parade: December
  • Seniors Social: December
  • Winterlights Decorating Contest: December

 

The Department also supports and hosts community events such as:

  • Conferences and trade shows (i.e. Expo Labrador)
  • Bike Rodeo
  • Concerts
  • Labrador Winter Games
  • Sporting Tournaments

 

Wellness is important to our residents and we are making strategic investments into our community’s recreational infrastructure:

  • Kinsmen Park- revitalizing with trails and a splash pad
  • Skateboard Park expansion
  • Bike Park
  • Dog Park
  • Mealy Mountain Collegiate Sports Complex- upgraded fencing and lighting for increased safety and security
  • Playground equipment
  • Arena renovations

 

Recreation Facilities and Public Venues

  • E.J. Broomfield Memorial Arena * bookings required*
  • ice rink, conference room, canteen
  • The arena is convertible for non-ice events
  • WiFi available
  • Husky Park
  • Senior Ball Field
  • Washroom facilities available upon request
  • Kinsmen Park
  • Playground equipment
  • Walking trail
  • Performance stage
  • BBQ & Picnic area *Available for private bookings*
  • Splash Pad
  • Washroom facilities: including baby changing stations in male and female washrooms

 

  • Mealy Mountain Collegiate Sports Complex * bookings required for sports field usage*
  • Skateboard Park
  • Bike Park
  • Junior Ball Field
  • Senior Ball Field
  • Soccer Field
  • Washroom facilities: available upon request
  • 2 Changing Rooms available upon request

 

  • Steve’s Playground
  • Laurier Loop Playground
  • Perrault Place Playground
  • Robert Road Playground
  • Spruce Park Playground
  • Bike & Walking Paths
  • Green Spaces

 

Goose Bay Curling Club

There are men’s, women’s and mixed league curling teams and regular bonspiel and funspiel events organized. Ice rentals are also available. The municipality owns this facility, but it is operated by the Goose Bay Curling Club.

  • 126 Edmonton Street
  • 896-4062

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The following recreational facilities are not owned and operated by the municipality:

 

Labrador Provincial Training Centre

This facility has a swimming pool offering swimming lessons and casual swimming. Bookings can be made for larger or smaller groups and for events such as birthday parties. Rates for rental vary with group size and age. It also offers judo, gym rental for basketball, volleyball, badminton; a judo room; an equipped gym.

  • Bldg 84 on the North Side of town
  • Phone: 896-8480

 

5 Wing Fitness, Sports & Recreation Centre

Gymnasium, cardio room, weight room, and squash court

  • Phone: 896-6900 ext. 7708
  • Building 339, Centralia Road
  • 5 Wing Goose Bay

 

Amaruk Golf Club

This nine-hole course, which is laid out through rugged terrain, provides an excellent challenge for golfers of all ages and experience levels.

 

Healthy Waters Labrador

The Town is working with Healthy Waters Labrador on their Birch Island Restoration and Trail project which will turn the area into a heritage site for everyone to enjoy. Birch Island was a former settlement located next to the community.

This three-year project will include an outdoor classroom teaching children about wetlands and the environment and an eight-kilometer wheelchair boardwalk trail system.

Strengthening Our Communities – The Labrador Wellness Centre

The Labrador Wellness Centre project now called the Central Labrador YMCA is envisioned to serve as a legacy for the development that central Labrador is experiencing. Happy Valley-Goose Bay prides itself on being a multi-cultural community, making it one of the province’s most diversified bright spots. This modern facility will unite and strengthen the holistic health of all communities throughout Labrador.

 

To learn more about the Central Labrador YMCA project, click here.