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Parks and Green Spaces

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.

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. 

Customer service

  • For general inquires or 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.
  • Park rentals and program information: 905.688.5600
  • Park cancellation line: 905.688.5601 ext. 1534 (24/7 automated recording)

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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Get the latest information on parks conditions, programs and closures by following the City's Parks, Recreation and Culture Services department on Twitter.

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