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- All playgrounds are now open, including the Discovery Spray Pad at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park
- The TA Lannan Sports Complex has reopened to host the Sir John Colborne Youth Soccer Club (SJCYSC) to provide training opportunities for their athletes. In addition, a local co-ed slo-pitch league will also begin operating a shortened season starting Friday, Aug. 7.
- Recreation Programs: Outdoor Zumba classes at the Sugarloaf Marina pavilion will be returning on Monday, Aug. 10. Classes will run every Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8 p.m. Fees are $5 per class and can be paid to the instructor upon arrival. Sugarloaf Marina offices and washrooms, including the water bottle refill station, will not be available for access during the outdoor class times.
- Park Pavilions: The City is resuming issuing permits for pavilions at City parks.
For more information about rink or sports field permits, call 905-835-2900 ext. 535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about recreation programs, including outdoor Zumba classes, or park and pavilion permits, call 905-835-2900 ext.538 or email email@example.com.
For more information about Port Colborne’s recreation amenities amid COVID-19, visit www.portcolborne.ca/page/covid-19/RecreationandParks.
For more information about the City’s response to COVID-19, City facility closures and City service disruptions, visit www.portcolborne.ca/page/covid-19.
Anyone taking advantage of open park spaces and amenities is to follow the best practices as outlined by Niagara Region Public Health to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. These include frequent washing/sanitization of hands, physical separation, and staying home if displaying symptoms or having been in contact with cases of the virus.
Parks, Pavilions & Fields
The City of Port Colborne is home to numerous beautiful parks, pavilions & fields!
Below is a list of some of our more noteworthy recreational properties.
To reserve a pavilion:
Call 905-835-2901 ext. 538Email Community Services
Current Rates & Fees (incl. HST):
To reserve playing field:
Call 905-835-2901 ext. 535Email Community Services
Rental Fees (incl. HST):
Lighting $16 per field after 8:00 p.m.
Please note: All tournaments must be administered through the Community Services office.
*All rates and fees are subject to changes and modifications.
H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park
Established in 1922, one of our major parks is the beautiful H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park.
Located downtown on Sugarloaf Street at Elm Street, this is one of Port Colborne's waterfront parks overlooking Sugarloaf Harbour and Gravelly Bay.
Features include 2 outdoor picnic pavilions, outdoor stage, rose garden, Melissa's Memorial Playground, Discovery Spray Pad and restrooms.
H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park is at the southern end of the Welland Canals Parkway recreational trail, and site of numerous community events including Canada Day Celebrations, and Canal Days concerts.
Discovery Spray Pad
Discovery Spray Pad
Hours of Operation
Victoria Day – Mid June Sat, Sun 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mid June – Labour Day Daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Labour Day – October 1 Sat, Sun 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
A few things residents and visitors choosing to use the Discovery Spray Pad amid COVID-19 should be mindful of include:
- Staff will not supervise the Discovery Spray Pad. Users can report any spray pad concerns to the Parks and Recreation Division Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 905-835-2900, or after-hours at 905-835-5079. In case of an emergency users are to call 9-1-1.
- The Discovery Spray Pad will be cleaned intermittently.
- Users are to maintain 2 meters (6 feet) of physical separation and be mindful of others.
- The playground equipment at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park remains closed under Provincial orders.
- The public washrooms at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park are open daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Please observe the following rules while using the spray pad:
1. Parents or guardians must supervise their children at all times when using the spray pad.
2. Children should be appropriately attired for their age and continence ability to prevent fouling the spray pad.
3. No glass containers, food, or beverages allowed in the spray area or in the area immediately surrounding the spray pad.
4. Recreational water is not intended for drinking.
5. Do not enter the spray pad if you have an open sore or rash, or are experiencing nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
6. No person shall pollute the water or surface of the spray pad in any matter or the immediate area surrounding the spray pad.
7. No person shall engage in boisterous play in or around the spray pad in any manner.
8. No pets allowed in the spray pad area.
9. The use of bicycles, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades are not allowed in the spray pad.
Please report any spray pad concerns to the Parks & Recreation Division Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 905-835-2900 or after hours at 905-835-5079.
In case of an emergency Call 9-1-1.
An emergency telephone is located at Sugarloaf Marina.
The Discovery Spray Pad is located at H.H. Knoll Lakeview Park,
160 Sugarloaf Street (nearest intersection: Sugarloaf/ Elm).
Lock 8 Gateway Park
Lock 8 Gateway Park was established in 1979 to commemorate the visit by then Governor General Ed Schreyer and to mark then 150th anniversary of the opening of the 1st Welland Canal. As a regulating, or guard gate, Lock 8 raises or lowers ships 1 to 4 feet, depending on Lake Erie water levels. At 1,380 feet, it is one of the longest canal locks in the world. The "Jackknife" bridges at either end are raised and lowered as ships pass in, or out of the lock.
It is located at Main Street West and the Welland Canal.
Overlooking the Welland Canal, and one of the world's longest locks, this beautiful viewing area and park features 1 picnic pavilion, an elevated viewing platform of the canal, flower gardens, fountains, and restrooms.
Materials explaining the operation of the Welland Canal, and information on ship schedules and destinations can be obtained at the Visitor Information Centre located across Mellanby Avenue from the park.
Revamped in 1967 by the former Township of Humberstone's Centennial Project, Centennial Park is a 46-acre park overlooking Centennial-Cedar Bay Beach.
It is located on Vimy Road at the southern end of Cedar Bay Road, off Highway #3.
Features include 2 outdoor picnic pavilions, washrooms, tennis courts, volleyball courts, horseshow rings and a sandbeach.
This is the site of Port Colborne Saddle Club events.