Halifax Department of Parks & Recreation runs a Neighbourhood Placemaking program. The purpose is to celebrate and explore a neighbourhood’s unique identity, connect neighbours, and create a place that people are drawn to. The projects are led by residents and can include painting municipal street intersections, building a mini library, building a neighbourhood bench, creating stepping stones, making a community film screen, or any other creative idea you can possibly think of!
Regular Neighbourhood Placemaking projects are currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Halifax is offering Together Apart Kits, which provide opportunities for neighbours to connect through shared activities while remaining safely on their own properties. The first kit includes a variety of seeds including vegetables and flowers, full sun and partial shade plants.
Learn more about Neighbourhood Placemaking here.