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.