NAME: Shannon Park
CLIMATE: Warm in summer cold in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: any time
I haven't been but I will be going at some point
REMAINS: See below
Shannon Park is a former military community on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. It is immediately south of the A. Murray MacKay Bridge in the former City of Dartmouth. It sits astride several transportation routes, namely, Highway 111 and a CN Rail freight line, as well as the harbour.
Although presently unused, Shannon Park remains part of the CFB Halifax defence complex. Shannon Park, along with the adjacent military community of Wallace Heights, was primarily used for housing the families of personnel serving with the Canadian Navy.
With defence cutbacks reducing the number of personnel serving in the navy, Shannon Park and Wallace Heights were closed in 2004 and remaining residents were moved to military housing at Willow Park.
Immediately north of the community on the Bedford basin adjacent to the MacKay bridge lies the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, as well as a Canadian Coast Guard communication centre, and a Canadian Food Inspection Agency laboratory.
Until the HRM withdrew their bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, urban planners envisioned Shannon Park to be used for locating the proposed sports stadium, athletes village and several additional venues.
Submitted by: Graham K