Park By-law Enforcement


The City of St. Catharines maintains approximately 1,400 acres of parkland and open space for use by all St. Catharines residents. Rules and regulations are necessary to ensure a safe and pleasant leisure environment for all.

The Parks By-law (by-law 70-57) is intended to protect, manage, regulate, govern and control all public parklands and community centres owned by the City of St. Catharines.

The Region of Niagara recently approved a smoke-free outdoor spaces by-law. This by-law applies to parks, playgrounds, sports fields, arenas and splash pads in St. Catharines, as well as other public recreation properties. The smoke-free outdoor spaces by-law is enforced by the Region's Tobacco Control Officers. For more information or to report a complaint, contact the Region's Tobacco Hotline.


To make a complaint, report a problem or unsafe conditions, contact the Recreation and Community Services department. 


Anyone who is in violation of the City's bylaw may be subject to legal action.


For more information view the Parks by-law.
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