Clayton Park is a part of the Halifax Regional Municipality located on the edge of Halifax towards Bedford. Just a short 15 minute drive from the downtown core, this neighborhood is a great place to raise a family. The community is divided in two separate areas: the original Clayton Park and Clayton Park West and they boast two very different styles of housing. The original Clayton Park was developed in the 1970s and has older more established homes while Clayton Park West started developing in the 1990s and new homes are still being built. With the wide variety of housing ranging from single family homes, duplexes, townhouses, condos and apartments, there is something for everyone.
Bayer’s Lake Business Park, one of Halifax’s best places for shopping and restaurants is located just minutes from Clayton Park. Dense with big box stores you can find places such as Costco, Walmart, sporting goods stores, Superstore and many other popular chain restaurants.
Halifax shopping centre, Parklane Mall and the downtown shops are also easily and quickly accessible.
Canada Games Centre
Built for the 2011 Canada Games, the Canada Games Centre is Halifax’s newest fitness, aquatic and recreation facility. There is something for the whole family to enjoy. The aquatic area has two 25 meter pools, a toddler pool, waterslides, sauna, hot tub and more. The field house with indoor track is a great place to come shoot some hoops or watch a game. Finally, those looking for a first-class fitness centre close to home, look no further. This gym is loaded with cardio equipment, weights, yoga and spin studio, daily classes and more!
Soccer Nova Scotia Training Centre
This 10 million dollar, world class training facility to open year round and has the capacity to host a variety of different events and sport functions. The centre has 2 large pitch surfaces (indoor/outdoor), classrooms, a canteen and spectator seating.
Hemlock Ravine Park
Hemlock Ravine is an urban park in Clayton Park tucked in behind some houses and once you enter the park you forget that you are even in the city. The trails are well marked and the paths are well maintained. Dogs are welcome and do not have to be on a leash in some parts of the park. The length of your hike can be short or long depending on what route you would like to take. Most routes are interconnected loops, the furthest point being the Ravine itself. The park is very scenic starting with the heart shaped pond at the entrance and ending with the large ravine at the other side of the park. The pond is a nice little spot and could be a great place for a small family skate in winter. It is highly recommended you check out the ravine, as it is the nicest feature of this park.
Mainland North Linear Park
This power line corridor connecting to the Canada Games Centre and Library is a popular walking and running route. It is an Active Transportation route with greenway and natural buffers, leading to side trails and more green spaces.
The many connecting walkways make the Linear Parkway a true Active Transport route for the many neighborhoods in Mainland North. This trail is rated “Fairly Easy” and runs parallel to Dunbrack Street and can be accessed at many intersections and walkways. Entrance Trail Head located at 791 Parkland Drive. There is access to a Dogs Off Leash Park at Glenbourne Community Park at 655 Parkland Dr or from the trail. The trail also passes through Clayton Park West and has its last entrance on Washmill Lake Drive at the intersection with Dunbrack Street in Fairview.
École Rockingham School – Grades Primary-6
Duc D’Anville Elementary – Grades Primary-6
Grosvenor-Wentworth Park Elementary- Grades Primary-6
Clayton Park Junior High- Grades 7-9
Park West School- Grades Primary-9
Halifax West High School- Grades 10-2