The Park in the City

Organization Sponsor: Niagara Falls, City


Program Description

The Park in the City Committee's mandate is to encourage civic pride, environmental responsibility and City wide beautification through community action. It is the vision of the Committee to achieve a clean and safe City that contains attractive gardens, streetscapes and gateways, and to encourage stewardship of natural resources, in terms of conservation, recycling and planning. Park in the City Programs & Events:

Community Clean Sweep Day
Annual Tree Seedling Sale
Arbour Day Tree Planting
Adopt A Street
Adopt a Tree
Communities in Bloom
National Tree Planting Challenge & Simply Tree-Mendous Tree Planting Challenge
Niagara Falls Schools In Bloom
Summer Trillium Awards
The Park in the City Memorial Fund
Eliminating the Sale of Plastic Beverage Bottles at City Facilities

Niagara Falls, Canada provides a vast array of year-round activities for the entire family. Beautifully-maintained biking and walking trails line the world-famous Niagara gorge while numerous golf courses, ball diamonds, playing fields, swimming pools and rinks unite local citizens and contribute to a strong sense of community.

Program Approximate Cost: 


Funding Sources: 

City of Niagara

Strategies For Sustainability: 

The Membership of the Committee will include a wide range of people having an interest, expertise and/or experience in beautification and/or the environment. Membership will be composed of at least eight (8) citizen appointees, with a maximum of twelve (12) appointees, and up to two (2) members of Council. Additional non-voting advisory representatives may be invited to attend, as the agenda warrants. The term of Membership of the Committee will coincide with the Term of City Council

Impact Of Program: 

The City of Niagara has 100 parks and has initiated 12 projects and community events related to parks.

Evaluation Tools: 

The committee meets monthly and maintains continual monitoring, evaluation and improvements of the parks and programs.

Key Elements Towards Success: 

A source of pride in our community are the many beautifully maintained parks. They are available to the public at no charge. No reservations are accepted at our parks, however facilities within the parks (soccer fields in Memorial and Centennial Parks, ball diamonds in Memorial & Centennial Parks, gazebo in Queen's Royal Park and the bandshell in Simcoe Park, etc) can be reserved by calling the Parks & Recreation office at 905-468-4261.

Challenges To Meet Them: 

The following activities are strictly prohibited on all Oakes Park track and field event areas:

Inline Skating
Skate Boarding
Roller Skating
Motorized Vehicles
These activities present an injury risk to those participants who are walking, jogging and running. They will also damage the resilient rubber track and field event runway surfaces.

Permitted Group Events (i.e. Track & Field or Special Events) have priority use over community use. Walkers are encouraged to exercise at Fairview Cemetery.

Length and Stage of Project: 

This project began in 1989 and was called Environmental Planning and Greening Committee.

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