Recreation, Culture and Parks Master Plan

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The City of Niagara Falls is preparing a Recreation, Culture & Parks Master Plan. The Master Plan will help guide the City in providing a broad range of active and healthy choices that engage residents, while positioning Niagara Falls to be environmentally sustainable, culturally vibrant and economically strong.

Through public input and research, the Master Plan will be an actionable strategy that can readily adapt to changes in the community and emerging trends. In concert with other guiding documents (such as the Official Plan, Strategic Priorities and other relevant studies), the Master Plan will assist the City in making strategic investments to ensure a healthy community and improve the quality of life for residents.

The Master Plan will explore topic areas including:

  • Recreation and culture programs;
  • Indoor and outdoor recreation and culture facilities;
  • Parks, open spaces and trails; and
  • Related services, practices and special events.

We recognize that participation in recreation culture and parks activities has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; however, it is important to look at long-term needs through this Master Plan.

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to complete our survey and help us understand how you use parks, facilities, and services in Niagara Falls! We appreciate it so much, as your feedback will directly help us to improve public spaces and services for future generations.

All prize winners have been contacted. Congratulations!

Stay tuned for next steps and further ways to get involved!

Note: In-person consultation events are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and may be scheduled in the future. In the meantime, input and feedback will be guided by virtual consultation techniques as the Recreation, Culture & Parks Master Plan is developed.

The City of Niagara Falls is preparing a Recreation, Culture & Parks Master Plan. The Master Plan will help guide the City in providing a broad range of active and healthy choices that engage residents, while positioning Niagara Falls to be environmentally sustainable, culturally vibrant and economically strong.

Through public input and research, the Master Plan will be an actionable strategy that can readily adapt to changes in the community and emerging trends. In concert with other guiding documents (such as the Official Plan, Strategic Priorities and other relevant studies), the Master Plan will assist the City in making strategic investments to ensure a healthy community and improve the quality of life for residents.

The Master Plan will explore topic areas including:

  • Recreation and culture programs;
  • Indoor and outdoor recreation and culture facilities;
  • Parks, open spaces and trails; and
  • Related services, practices and special events.

We recognize that participation in recreation culture and parks activities has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; however, it is important to look at long-term needs through this Master Plan.

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to complete our survey and help us understand how you use parks, facilities, and services in Niagara Falls! We appreciate it so much, as your feedback will directly help us to improve public spaces and services for future generations.

All prize winners have been contacted. Congratulations!

Stay tuned for next steps and further ways to get involved!

Note: In-person consultation events are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and may be scheduled in the future. In the meantime, input and feedback will be guided by virtual consultation techniques as the Recreation, Culture & Parks Master Plan is developed.

Comments: Recreation, Culture and Parks Master Plan

We want to know how you use parks, facilities, and services, as well as how we can improve public spaces and services for future generations. Please share your thoughts with us and help share the future of recreation, culture and parks in Niagara Falls!

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Please find a way to let people know they must leash their dogs. Many people in Niagara Falls let their dogs off leash in public not knowing that this is not allowed.

Evelyn about 1 month ago

An area that could really use a trail would be the section of Portage Road between Chippawa and McLeod Road that does not have a continuous pedestrian or cycle path in parallel. The speed limit in this area is 60kph and most motorists exceed that.

For years I have observed pedestrians and cyclists using this thoroughfare,, in all seasons, to transit from the Chippawa area to “the city.” There is no continuous pedestrian walkway separate from the roadway, only gravel shoulders and a rather pathetic asphalt path along a portion of the west side of the road.

Cyclists, in particular, put themselves at great risk when using this thoroughfare, especially when trying to stay on the paved surface, again, especially due to the prevailing speed of motorists traversing a two-lane road. I have seen entire families cycling this roadway at considerable risk and truly worry that someone is going to get seriously hurt.

This area has not seen any improvement for many years. My question, therefore, is why has such an obvious perilous situation not received any attention? I realise this perhaps does not fall under the typical area of recreational trails and I am not certain which City or even Regional department would be responsible for this. However, I would like to see this matter receive some attention soon.

Many thanks,

John Brucato

johnbrucato about 2 months ago

We love rollerblading, but some roads and sidewalks are too bumpy. We love going to Prince Charles Park, and using the basketball/tennis court to rollerblade when it’s empty. An actual place to rollerblade/roller skate would be super fun!

Stephanie Kelley 8 months ago