Point Pleasant Park

in Halifax, Canada

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Cambridge Drive, Halifax, NS B3H 1A1, Canada
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N44° 37' 22" W63° 34' 9"   (44.622777777778, -63.569166666667)
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Point Pleasant Park is a large, partially forested municipal park at the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula. It once hosted several artillery batteries, and still contains the Prince of Wales Tower - the oldest Martello tower in North America (1796). The park is a popular recreational spot for Haligonians, as it hosts forest walks and affords views across the harbour and out toward the Atlantic.
Plays are performed in the park every summer by the Shakespeare by the Sea theatre company. The performances usually take place at Cambridge Battery and include both Shakespearean and more recent plays.
Point Pleasant Park is owned by the Government of Canada and is leased to Halifax Regional Municipality for a ceremonial 1 shilling per year. The original lease for the land was negotiated by Sir William Young in 1866. Administration of the park lease is performed by the Department of Canadian Heritage.


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Point Pleasant Park

Address: Cambridge Drive, Halifax, NS B3H 1A1, Canada