The Village of New Maryland operates programs and special events at various indoor and outdoor facilities in the community. Below is an overview of our Recreational Facilities. You can find out more information on our Community Facilities as well by clicking here.
For further information or to reserve a facility or field, please contact the Recreation Coordinator at the Village Office (451-8508) or via E-mail.
You can download a map of the village highlighting our Recreational Facilities.
Victoria Hall & Public Park
466 New Maryland Highway
A quaint heritage hall, built in 1918 for the New Maryland Women’s Institute, Victoria Hall is a central point and gathering place for the Village. The beauty of the building with its vaulted ceiling and restored original wood floors, along with the kitchen and washrooms, make this a beautiful facility for community events, celebrations and special rentals. Click here for more information on Victoria Hall.
New Maryland Elementary School Gym Program
75 Clover Street
Through a Community Use of Schools Agreement with Anglophone West School District, the Village manages the New Maryland Elementary School on weeknights and weekends to provide the community with a variety of programs, sports and events during the months of September-June. Current village sponsored programs include open gym on Friday evenings (6:30-8:30), and Sunday afternoons (2:00-4:00 pm), Adult Volleyball on Sunday evenings (7:00-9:30) and Pickleball Open Play on Saturday (10:00 am – 1:00 pm). Each week the Recreation Hotline, 451-4732 (recorded message) contains up to date information on our programs and weekly updates are also posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please note that these activities are subject to change from time to time due to special events.
In addition, the NMES Gym, Cafeteria and Art Room are available to rent for one-time bookings and special events. Why not think about the NMES Gym and Cafeteria for your next birthday party or team event? Rates are very reasonable and kids love being able to use the school gym “after hours.” A typical two hour booking (one hour in the gym and one hour in the cafeteria) is $45 plus HST.
Cost to rent the gym is $30 per hour (plus HST). If any sport groups are looking for additional gym times this winter or for any other booking inquiries, please contact Michelle Sawler, in the Recreation Department for details.
The Athletic Park, located beside the New Maryland Elementary School, is the central sports and field facility for organized and leisure activities in New Maryland. The park is extremely busy from the Spring to Fall with sports, special events and tournaments at the following areas:
- Two ball fields, one lit for evening games
- Batting cage
- One soccer field (new Athletic Park soccer field will be open for the 2015 season)
- Two tennis courts
- Skateboard park (former basketball court)
- Beach volleyball court
- Outdoor rinks (during winter months)
If you are wondering if the fields are closed simply call the Recreation Hotline (recorded message) 451-4732 to obtain up to date information. Field closures due to wet field conditions are posted by 3:30pm daily (Monday-Friday) and on the weekend as required. Please respect all field closures. Field closures are necessary to protect athletes from injury as well as the turf from damage. These are your fields! Please help us take care of them!
Outdoor Skating Rinks
During the winter months the Village of New Maryland builds and maintains outdoor skating rinks in Athletic Park for the enjoyment of residents of all ages. There are two rinks available for hockey and skating located at the tennis courts and skateboard park area (weather/temperature permitting). The outdoor rinks are open daily and dusk to dawn lighting is provided for evening skating.
Rules & Regulations
- The use of helmets and or any other safety gear is recommended
- Sticks and pucks are not allowed on the public skating outdoor rink; they are only allowed on the hockey outdoor rink
- Please do not remove the hockey nets from the rink surface.
- The outdoor rinks are unsupervised areas – skate at your own risk
- The Village makes every effort to keep the rinks clear and ready for use however we encourage residents to bring a shovel to assist in clearing of the ice surface
We encourage you to report any damage or vandalism by calling 451-8508
Join your friends and neighbours on February 15th as we kick off the Family Day weekend with outdoor skating, a bonfire with marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, and glow sticks. Sponsored by the VONM Recreation & Leisure Services Dept. Hope to see you there! Click here for more information.
Playgrounds & Tot Lots
The Village of New Maryland also possesses several playgrounds and tot lots in various locations:
- Shaw Park – Springwater Place
- Centennial Park – Centennial Heights
- Orchard Park – Applewood Acres
- Village Park – Village Municipal Office
- Sunrise Park – Sunrise Estates
- Wildwood Park – New Maryland Centre
There are also playgrounds at the New Maryland Elementary School
Most of the playgrounds consist of:
- Play and climbing structures, with slides
- Swing sets
- Open playing area and/or ball field
- Basketball court
- Picnic tables
Click here for more information on the Recreation Policies and Procedures.
Shared Recreational Service Agreement
The Village of New Maryland entered into a Shared Recreational Service Agreement with The City of Fredericton in May of 2008. The Shared Recreational Service Agreement provides residents of the Village of New Maryland with access to and the use of recreation services that is identical to that provided to the residents of the City of Fredericton, at the same cost and, without limiting the foregoing, without payment of a non-resident user fee. The Village of New Maryland disperses the City of Fredericton the equivalent to four cents per $100 assessment annually. The Village encourages residents to take advantage of these services. Information on the various City arenas, facilities and services can be found on the City of Fredericton website. This link includes information on the public skating schedule, the walking track schedules, public swimming, and several other useful resources.