Parks, Trails and Green Space

Title: Richmond Street Parkette

The City of Thorold manages and maintains over 120 acres of parks, trails and green spaces that are classified as active use, passive use or gardens/parkettes.  Municipal parks are designed with residents in mind and to provide recreational space for sport, leisure and general enjoyment.  Parks are available for use from dawn to dusk daily.  The parks, trails and green space afford residents with opportunities for physical activity, socializing and appreciating nature.  Many municipal parks showcase a designated sports field, playground equipment or splash pad.

The Parks and Recreation Department schedules field use during the summer months for youth and adult sports leagues.  Youth sports and activities receive priority booking for soccer fields and ball diamonds when the parks are operational from May to September.  Once minor sports teams have finalized their game and practice schedules, unused time becomes available for adult league play, tournaments, rentals and special events.

To book sport park facilities (ball diamonds and soccer pitches) for league play, complete the Parks Application Form and forward it to the attention of the Operations Manager, Dave Akrigg.  The application form can be delivered by email to dave@thorold.com or dropped off in person at the arena office.  To book passive parks or green spaces for special events or private rentals, contact the Recreation Coordinator, Ginger Derochie at ginger@thorold.com or by calling 905-227-6613 ext. 231.

The City of Thorold does offer permits for the use of municipal parks for community wide special events, festivals, private rentals, organized gatherings, wedding ceremonies and photos, and sport tournaments.  Special event permits are arranged through the Recreation Coordinator.  The use of municipal property and facilities is only permitted when the conditions outlined in the Special Event Manual, including securing the appropriate liability insurance coverage, have been satisfied.

To learn more about the parks located in Thorold, please click on the appropriate link below.

Park

Location

Allanburg Community Park

Falls Street, Allanburg

Battle of Beaverdams Park

Sullivan Avenue at Towpath Street

Beaverdams Village Park

Kaye Avenue

C. E. Grose Park

McMann Drive

DeCew House Heritage Park

2350 Decew Road

Hutt Park

McDonagh Crescent

Jaycee Centennial Park

Corner of Albert St. W. and Towpath St.

Martin Street Park

Between Queen St. S. and Martin St.

McAdam Park

Ontario Street, Thorold South

McMillan Park #1

Corner of Carleton St. S. and Regent St.

McMillan Park #2

Carleton Street South

Mel Swart - Lake Gibson Conservation Park

Decew Road at Abby Drive

Memorial Park

Corner of Albert St. E. and Chapel St. S.

Port Robinson Park

Canby Street, Port Robinson

Richmond Street Park

111 Richmond Street

South Confederation Park

Confederation Avenue or Parkview Drive

Sullivan Park

Corner of Elgin and Sydenham Streets

Winterberry Park

Corner of Sullivan Ave. and Winterberry Blvd.

To report damaged equipment, vandalism or graffiti, please contact the Operations Manager at 905-227-1911.

Trails

The Welland Canal Parkway Trail is a multi-use, paved trail that runs parallel to the Welland Canal and stretches 42 km from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie.  This trail is part of a network of trails that form part of the Trans-Canada Trail Link and the Greater Niagara Circle Route.

The Welland Canal Parkway Trail is linked by the Waterfront Trail in St. Catharines, following Lake Ontario's shoreline and the Friendship Trail in Port Colborne, along Lake Erie's shoreline to the Niagara River Recreation Trail.

For more information on other multi-use trails in the Niagara Region choose from the following links:

Smoke-free Outdoor Spaces By-law

In the summer of 2014, the Region of Niagara established a Smoke-Free Outdoor Spaces By-law that prohibits smoking in outdoor public spaces and is applicable at all municipal parks, playgrounds, splash pads, outdoor swimming pools, sports and playing fields and arenas.  City Hall, the Thorold Public Library and all recreation and community centres are also included as prohibited areas.  Community events and festivals that occur on municipal or regional property are subject to the conditions of this by-law.

For more information about this by-law or to register a complaint, please visit the Region’s website or contact the Niagara Region’s Tobacco Hotline by calling 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7393.

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