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Very popular beach park in urban setting
One species of bird found within the park is listed as being critically imperilled, two species as being imperilled, and six species as being vulnerable to extirpation or extinction. Salt marsh.
Coastal processes, wildlife viewing
Regionally significant; very popular public beach in industrial Cape Breton. Coastal access from this park. This is a heavily used walking area. It is a lifeguard beach
Bird watching, walking, supervised swimming, wind surfing, kayaking, picnicking
Up to 2,000 per day. The use continues at a reduced # during the winter.
This park is close to an urban area and has the related illegal uses during the day and night. Salt water has had quality problems over the years.
Susceptible to coastal processes (storm events with high tide surge or wind driven waves) that cause site erosion.
Park redevelopment planning process is underway.
Heritage Association leases land directly adjoining the park