Recreation NL

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1296A Kenmount Road
Paradise, NL A1L 1Y5

Tel: (709) 729-3892            Contact: Gary Milley, Executive Director
Fax: (709) 729-3814            Email: 



To develop a province of engaged communities where all people embrace the benefits of recreation to enhance their quality of life.

Target Population:

Recreation leaders (practitioners and volunteers), community recreation committees, commissions and departments, students and corporate recreation service providers and other related groups and agencies.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Recreation NL is the provincial voice promoting and fostering the spirit and practice of recreation for all. Through three core services: Communicate, Advocate, Educate and Train, they provide a full range of services to enhance members’ ability to deliver recreation throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. This includes:

  • A variety of professional development opportunities including aquatics, arenas, and playgrounds.
  • Provincial Annual Awards Program and Kevin Waterman Student Scholarship
  • Annual General Meeting and Conference
  • HIGH FIVE® is designed to promote the healthy development of children 6-12 years of age. Based upon principles of healthy child development, High Five offers workshops that combine training, assessment tools, resources, public education and collaboration to ensure children have the best possible sport and recreation experiences.
  • Recreation & Sport for Persons with a Disability initiative strives to enhance the awareness and education about persons with a disability within the recreation, sport, and physical activity sector as well as distribute grants that improve opportunities for persons with a disability to be physically active.
  • Find Your Fit Physical Activity Campaign is a province-wide campaign that is designed to motivate individuals to start moving towards a healthier and more active lifestyle.
  • Recreation Month: celebrated annually in June, Recreation Month is dedicated to reinstating the importance of actively participating in recreation throughout various communities in the province. It is a fun and exciting way to celebrate recreation and promote its many benefits to individuals, families and communities.
  • Inclusive Recreation promotes the need to provide meaningful participation for people of all abilities through providing workshops and grants to recreation service providers.
  • Eat Great and Participate promotes healthy eating to children and youth as well as working to increase access to healthy food and beverage choices in recreation, sport and community facilities, and at events across Newfoundland and Labrador.