Kinsmen Beach

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

Kinsmen Beach is equipped with a playground for kids and has a parking lot. There is also a gazebo overlooking the lake, making the lake and beach a popular wedding spot. The park often hosts outdoor concerts in the gazebo. Kinsmen Park is home to free outdoor movies in summer months. It was opened by the Kinsmen Club, a charitable organization dating back to the 1920s. A splash pad is open from 10am to 7pm.

This beach is unsupervised by a lifeguard during the summer.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 27th, 2018. Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours in 2050 updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
0°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 1 Julio to 31 Agosto

SOURCE INFORMATION

Halifax Regional Municipality staff monitor Halifax beaches and collects samples at designated beaches weekly from July 1st to August 31st. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach.

When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the municipality also publishes Public Service Announcements on its website and announces the beach closure through social media channels.

Swim Guide checks the Halifax Regional Municipality website daily for updates during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

****Swimming lessons are offered at all supervised beaches. In 2014, these lessons were offered at no cost.******

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Kinsmen Beach

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Estado Histórico
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Agosto 27th, 2018. Re-imagining Atlantic Harbours in 2050 updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
0°C
Cloudy

Kinsmen Beach is equipped with a playground for kids and has a parking lot. There is also a gazebo overlooking the lake, making the lake and beach a popular wedding spot. The park often hosts outdoor concerts in the gazebo. Kinsmen Park is home to free outdoor movies in summer months. It was opened by the Kinsmen Club, a charitable organization dating back to the 1920s. A splash pad is open from 10am to 7pm.

This beach is unsupervised by a lifeguard during the summer.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 1 Julio to 31 Agosto

SOURCE INFORMATION

Halifax Regional Municipality staff monitor Halifax beaches and collects samples at designated beaches weekly from July 1st to August 31st. All designated beaches are tested for E. coli and some saltwater beaches are tested for Enterococci. When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and warning signs are posted at the beach.

When bacteria counts exceed the provincial standard, the municipality also publishes Public Service Announcements on its website and announces the beach closure through social media channels.

Swim Guide checks the Halifax Regional Municipality website daily for updates during the swimming season.

A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water or when a single sample exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 ml of water. Officials will also close a beach if the Enterococci level reaches 70 counts per 100 ml of water.

Beaches may be retested when counts exceed 200 E.Coli per 100 ml of water. When counts exceed 35 Enterococci per 100 ml beaches are retested every 24-48 hours until levels drop below the accepted levels and closure is considered.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

****Swimming lessons are offered at all supervised beaches. In 2014, these lessons were offered at no cost.******

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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