The ​Hubbards Recreation Centre property was donated to the South Shore Regional Recreation Association by the J.D. Shatford family in 1974 for community recreation. The existing building was transported from the other end of Queensland and set on the property in 1974.  The property was then transferred to the Halifax County Municipality in 1990, and then to Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in 1994. The Hubbards Area Recreation Association collaborates with HRM to manage and maintain the facility.