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City Hall, 2nd Floor
50 Church St.
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 7C2

Tel: 905.688.5600

TTY: 905.688.4TTY (4889)


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Centennial Gardens


321 Oakdale Ave.


Centennial Gardens was unveiled in 1967 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Canada. It is located in Merritton Ward and provides a variety of passive recreational opportunities. The Merritt Trail passes through the park and provides opportunities to view the locks and path of the First and Second Welland Canals or travel further north or south along the Canal Valley. At the south end of the park, beneath Westchester Crescent, are the remains of one of the stone locks from the Second Welland Canal.

This is a beautiful park to visit, plan a picnic or have lunch. Within the park, visitors can view a special Centennial gift to the City, a totem pole.

Along Oakdale Avenue, Greening Niagara oversees a very busy community garden that provides opportunities for residents to grow their own produce. There is a small parking area located off of Oakdale Avenue.

This park is 9.3 hectares.

Disc Golf in Centennial Gardens

The St. Catharines Disc Golf Club has installed an 18-hole disc golf course in Centennial Gardens. For more information visit the City's webpage on disc golf.

Hours of Operation

This park is accessible from dawn to dusk
This park is available for permit 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Please note: Parks are not available for permit on statutory holidays


Recreational Activity


Passive area
Bicycle and Walking trail
Merritt Trail
Old Welland Canals
Climate Action Niagara Community Garden
Freedom Trail

Policies & Procedures

Click here to view the City of St. Catharines Policies and Procedures for Parks and Green Spaces

Diagrams & Images

Click here to view diagrams and images of Centennial Gardens  
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