Welcome to the project page for the Chippawa Boat Ramp Park - Operational and Parking Review!

The Chippawa Boat Ramp Park is a City facility located adjacent to the Welland River, and can be accessed via Lyons Creek Road. The amenities at this facility include:

  • Public docks on the waterfront providing for two boat launches
  • Children’s play structure & parkette
  • Rest areas
  • Public parking area, including 34 vehicle with trailer spaces, and 25 passenger vehicle spaces.

In response to increased popularity and demands on this facility during the summer months, combined with parking and safety concerns received, the City of Niagara Falls initiated an Operational and Parking Review in April 2021.

Chippawa Boat Ramp Operational and Parking Review Results

An integral part of the Chippawa Boat Ramp Park Operational and Parking Review included public consultation. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey. Feedback and input received from the community and facility users helped formulate operational improvements and recommendations in the May 11, 2021 report to Council.

Based on the results of engagement with the public through the City’s Let’s Talk Niagara Falls site and an online survey, Council authorized staff to increase signage and enhance parking enforcement at the Chippawa Boat Ramp, and directed staff to closely monitor the ongoing operational challenges that arise during the Summer of 2021.

The survey comments indicated a very strong concern for the safety of swimmers and floaters in inflatables who frequently congregate around the tie-up docks and boat ramp, and Council responded by restricting the Chippawa Boat Ramp facilities from swimming. Council will also consider a Chippawa Waterfront Recreation Plan as part of the 2022 Capital Budget process, and established a Committee to include Councillors Thomson, Strange and Dabrowski, resident Jay Mason, and St. John Ambulance.

The full report to Council, including supporting attachments, can be viewed online below:


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