Upper Clements Parks
|Location||Upper Clements, Nova Scotia|
Upper Clements Parks is a seasonal Amusement park and Aerial adventure park located in Upper Clements, Nova Scotia, Canada owned and operated by a non profit community group, The Upper Clements Parks Society. It is composed of two parks; Upper Clements Amusement Park and Upper Clements Tree Topper Adventure Park.
Upper Clements Parks is open daily from the beginning of June until the end of September. The park has two rollercoasters (one being a water coaster) and over 40 rides and attractions.
The Upper Clements Theme Park opened in 1989 and has been successfully operating for over 25 years.
First contemplated in the early 1980s, the Theme Park was intended to be a Community Economic Development project. It was developed and opened by the Province of Nova Scotia as a family oriented park that would be an anchor tourism attraction for western Nova Scotia and a major employer in the region.
In 1997, The Hanse Society, a community based not-for-profit organization, was formed to keep the park open. The Society not only managed the Upper Clements Theme Park but also the provincially owned Wildlife Park through a 10-year lease that ended with the closure of the Wildlife Park in 2009.
In 2007, the Province of Nova Scotia turned over the ownership of Upper Clements Theme Park to the Hanse Society. In 2012, the Province sold an additional 78.879 Hectares (194.9 acres) of land for future Park development. This transfer of land included the former wildlife park and the Upper Clements Provincial Park.
In 2011, the Hanse Society officially changed its name to Upper Clements Parks Society (UCPS). UCPS is a registered non-profit organization.
The Upper Clements Parks Society board is made up of tourism and business experts and also includes representation from Annapolis and Municipality of the District of Digby, as well as the Municipality of the District of Clare. These volunteers work diligently to ensure the success of this economic and tourism engine for Nova Scotia.
The Theme Park features over 40 rides and attractions. In 2012, "Tree Topper Adventure Park" was opened replacing the wildlife park featuring 14 ziplines and 43 obstacles and bridges in a beautiful natural setting.
The park's mascot is called Clementine, joined by her friends Clarence the train engineer and Captain Kid Ryerson the pirate.
- Province of Nova Scotia (1989-2007)
- Upper Clements Parks Society (2007–present) (non-profit organization)
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