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Citizens First

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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Parks and Green Spaces

Belmont Park

The City of St. Catharines administers and maintains more than 1,000 acres of parks and trails. Within the parks are 250 carefully manicured floral displays.

The City of St. Catharines also offers permits for special events, picnics and wedding photos as well as a host of playing fields available for rental.

Looking for a unique way to remember a loved one? The City offers a memorial bench and tree program.

Be aware and take care

  • Regular maintenance of City parks and trails begins in May and continues until Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Residents are encouraged to explore and enjoy City parks and trails from dawn until dusk
  • Follow posted rules and be mindful of others.
  • While using trails, residents should be aware of their surroundings at all times, stick to established paths, remain alert and watch their footing. 

Tick Safety

Ticks are very small, ranging in size from a poppy seed to a small grape (when engorged). Ticks are normally found in forested areas or areas with long grass, where they attach themselves to humans and animals passing by. The majority of ticks in Niagara are harmless to humans and pets; however, a small percentage of ticks can carry and transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.

Visit the Niagara Region Public Health website for information on ticks, tick prevention and what to do if you are bitten by a tick.

Customer service

  • For general inquires call 905.688.5600.
  • Park rentals and program information: 905.688.5600
  • Park cancellation line: 905.688.5601 ext. 1534 (24/7 automated recording)
  • To report graffiti, long grass, needles or other maintenance concerns call 905.688.5600. 
    • If staff is available the needle will be collected as soon as possible; otherwise, it will be collected as soon as staff are available.
  • Check out our grass cutting schedule to learn when outdoor spaces are maintained.

Parks Policy Plan

The City's Parks Policy Plan charts a course for providing a balanced and integrated system of parks, open space, and trails for St. Catharines. It includes strategies for planning, maintaining, and managing the City's parks, open space, trails and associated facilities. 


Smoke-free Outdoor Spaces

Parks and playground are now smoke-free. Call 905-688-8248 for info.

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.



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