Wallace boasts excellent
outdoor recreation facilities. A
volunteer group, Wallace and Area Recreation Committee, maintains the
multi-sport facility. Established in the 1970's, all the venues are new
or updated since 2000.
recreation area is located near the heart of Wallace on route 307, just
of the elementary school.
Located at the site is a fully fenced softball field with groomed grass outfield. Covered benches (dugouts) exist for each team. Outside of the fence is a set of bleachers for fans to safely enjoy the games. In a separate area is a fenced tennis court with an asphalt playing surface. This court is also equipped with four basketball nets so it can be used for that sport as well. On the same site is a rink area which has an asphalt surface as well. The rink has four foot boarded walls with fencing above them. The rink also has four permanent basketball nets. The rink can be used for a multitude of purposes, ball hockey, skate-boarding, roller-blading, to name but a few. In the winter months, when weather cooperates, the surface is flooded to make an ice rink. An onsite well and ice resurfacing equipment keep the ice in prime condition. The ice rink can be used for ice skating and, of course, ice hockey; two nets are available. Toilets are conveniently located between venues. There is a permanent canteen structure so during events a canteen service can be provided if organizers so desire. There is ample parking for participants and spectators.
All of the facilities are
free for the community to use.
Use may be scheduled and scheduling is necessary for extended or
use. To schedule use contact Holly at 257-2768.
It is required is that users share the facilities equitably. For example, should persons desire to play basketball while others are playing tennis, then after no more than an hour the tennis players are required to for go use of the court. Those with pre-scheduled use are exempt from the requirement to share with walk-up users. The community has been very cooperative and this sharing of the facilities is working well.The Wallace community has a minor baseball program that uses the softball field for its home games and practices. The Pugwash District High School Panthers softball teams also use the field.