Raymond Taavel Park

picJune 2024 Birthday Party

The small park, located at 1004 Barrington Street (where Inglis turns left into Barrington) in the south end, bears a sign that includes a write-up about Taavel’s contributions to the LGBTQ community in the city.

“The contemplative part of Raymond was a really important aspect of him, which is one of the reasons we ended up finally at a park. A place where you can sit and relax and be yourself,” said long time friend and co-worker Barry Boyce.

July, 2014
first meeting related to a permanent memorial
November 27, 2018
HRM Asset Naming Committee unanimously approved the request, and regional council made it official
August 1, 2019
Rainbow Picnic Table installed
July 22, 2019
More than seven years after RaymondTaavel's death, and five years since a group of friends began brainstorming how to commemorate the Halifax LGBTQ activist, a grand opening for the Raymond Taavel Park was held during Pride week.
Video by Argyle Fine Art - Mayor Mike Savage, Rev Elaine Walcott, Singer, Heather Green.
June 9, 2023
Raymond's 62nd birthday party hosted by the ElderBerries. There are some photos here.