Happy Rolph's Animal Farm 


650 Read Rd. (corner of Read Rd. and Northrup Cres.)

Map to Happy Rolph's Animal Farm


Happy Rolph's Animal Farm is located in Grantham Ward along the shores of Lake Ontario and provides residents of the city and region with an opportunity to experience a variety of animals, birds and plants, in a natural setting. Visitors can also enjoy quiet seating and viewing opportunities along Lake Ontario or adjacent to two ponds on site.

  • The animals are at Happy Rolph's Animal Farm from the Victoria Day weekend until Thanksgiving Monday.
  • This park is 1.06 hectares.
  • Visiting hours are dawn to dusk
  • Farm animals available for viewing between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Park Amenities

  • Parking
  • Animal viewing area
  • Large playground
  • Picnic area and pavilion
  • Washrooms (accessible)
  • Passive area 
  • Nature trail
  • 9/11 Memorial Walkway Trail

Customer Service

  • For general inquires or to report graffiti, long grass, needles or other maintenance concerns: 905.688.5600
  • Park rentals and program information: 905.688.5601 ext. 1927
  • Park cancellation line: 905.688.5601 ext. 1534 (24/7 automated recording)

Planning a get-together or searching for a location for wedding photos? Learn more about renting Happy Rolph's and other City parks.

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 and  Leisure Activity


Lakefront nature study
Passive area
Children's farm
Picnic area
Parking area
Wooded areas
911 Memorial Trail
Waterfront 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 Happy Rolph`s Bird Sanctuary
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