The Hanwell Recreation Park is located at 18 Nature Park Drive next to the Community Recreation Centre (off the Hanwell Road across from the Eaglewood Subdivision).
The kiosk has a map of the walking/ski/snowshoe trails as well as guidelines for use.
The Hanwell Recreation Park is on leased crown land and is available dawn to dusk for the enjoyment of residents. Parking is available in the Community Recreation Centre parking lot – parking is NOT permitted along Nature Park Drive as this is an active roadway – Park users must park in the parking lot.
With generous grants from the Province of New Brunswick, the rural community was able to purchase 30 sets of snowshoes and 15 sets of cross-country skis. With another generous Active Communities Grant (provided by the Sports and Recreation branch of the Dept. of Tourism, Heritage and Culture), we are getting an additional 8 pairs of skis in 2021! You and your family can borrow this equipment at the municipal office during business hours free of charge and must be brought back the following business day. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm (one piece of ID must be provided, those under 18 must have a parent/guardian with them to pick up the equipment). No reservations, first come-first served.
Dogs are welcome in the Recreation Park however must remain on-leash until you reach the designated off-leash area (Loop 2 and loop 3 are the only designated off-leash areas). All other areas of the Park are designated on-leash including the parking lots, the road leading up to the park and municipal grounds, the playground, and Loop 1. Dogs must remain under their owner’s control at all times for the safety of all who enjoy the park.
Refer to map, here, for designated areas.