Recreation and Community Services
Department Responsibilities

Department Overview

Recreation and Community Services provides recreation and leisure programs, cultural services and parks and facility services for residents of the City of St. Catharines

Organizational  Structure

Director, Recreation and Community Services
David Oakes 

  • Development of the new Meridian Centre
  • Development of the new Performing Arts Centre
  • Develops plans and policies to improve recreation and culture opportunities
  • Maintains all green spaces in accordance with current and proposed legislation, policies, regulations and by-laws
  • Oversees recreational programming and the facilities that offer programming
  • Ensures the City’s parks, trails and recreational facilities are maintained

Administrative Services

  • Manages Recreation and Community Services’ finances
  • Provides payroll support
  • Oversees contract management
  • Responsible for accomplishment tracking
  • Facilitates customer service for by-law compliance

Enterprise Services

  • Responsible for marketing City programs and facilities to residents
  • Generates revenue through programming and sponsorship activities
  • Manage customer service operations at City facilities
  • Oversees recreation program registration and facility bookings
  • Manages facility bookings
  • Produces the City’s annual Leisure Guide

Parks and Facilities

Programs and Cultural Services

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