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(Friday, October 22, 2010) - Cambridge Battery, Fort Ogilvie, and Northwest Arm Battery at Point Pleasant Park will be closed to the public as construction gets underway to stabilize these structures. HRM's contractor will begin fencing these sites on October 21 and 22, 2010.

Fortification stabilization work will also require dump trucks to deliver earth to the forts beginning Monday, October 25 for the duration of the week, weather pending. To help ensure public safety, the Tower Road parking lot, the adjoining upper entrance to Point Pleasant Park, and parts of some roads (Lodge Road, Cambridge Drive, and Ogilvie Road) may be closed temporarily during dump truck movement.

Alternate entrances are located along Point Pleasant Drive, Francklyn Street, and Chain Rock Drive.

The public is also advised that the Tower Road Parking Lot will be open during daytime hours (with exception of the week of Oct 25-29, to accommodate dump truck movement), and will be closed nightly starting at 6:30pm, until new light standards are installed.

HRM asks that park users take care and caution when passing-by work areas, which will be closed during construction. In the interest of safety, dog owners are also asked to practice responsible pet ownership and ensure that dogs are leashed near the areas where work is taking place and around heavy machinery. The contractor has registered a safety plan with HRM.

Funding for this Point Pleasant Park cultural resource management project has been provided jointly by the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and Halifax Regional Municipality.

Founded in 1866, Point Pleasant Park is a much-loved landscape of urban forest, Atlantic coastal shoreline, and cultural heritage sites. Point Pleasant is considered to be one of the flagship parks in the Halifax Regional Municipality parks system. For more information, please visit


Carolle Roberts
Project Manager
HRM Real Property Planning




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