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Facility Rental Permits

No matter the occasion - birthdays, milestones or other memorable moments - the City of St. Catharines has plenty of space to hold your event.  

City arenas, basketball courts and fields can also be rented for tournaments and one-off uses.


The City of St. Catharines administers and maintains more than 1,000 acres of parks and trails, including:

  • Burgoyne Woods
  • Happy Rolph's
  • Jaycee Gardens
  • Lakeside Park
  • Lester B. Pearson Park
  • Montebello Park
  • Morningstar Mill

A rental permit is required for special events, picnics and wedding photos at these and other parks. 

Courts and Playing Fields

St. Catharines boasts some of the finest playing fields, baseball diamonds and soccer pitches in southern Ontario. We also offer 20 basketball courts and 30 tennis courts.

In 2011, the City opened its first artificial turf field, built to accommodate soccer, football and field hockey. Kiwanis Field, located at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre, was built to both FIFA soccer and Canadian Football League specifications.

Learn more about our Court and Playing Field rentals


The City of St. Catharines has four arenas with eight ice pads available for rent. The following arenas can be rented for hockey games, private skating, lacrosse matches and more: 

  • Bill Burgoyne Arena
  • The Gatorade Garden City Complex
  • Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre.

 Learn more about our Arena Rentals

Community Centres

Our Community Centres are perfect for meetings, birthdays, banquets and large family gatherings. For the sports fans out there, a selection of our community centres can also be rented for indoor hockey, basketball and a variety of other recreational activities. The City operates the following community centres:

  • Port Weller Community Centre
  • Russell Avenue Community Centre
  • St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre

Learn more about community centre rentals

Centres for Older Adults

Our Centres for Older Adults can host all age events ranging from 15 to 150 people. The City operates the following centres for older adults:

  • Dunlop Drive
  • Port Dalhousie 
  • West St. Catharines.

Learn more about centres for older adults rentals

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