Niagara Parks to Continue Phased Reopening

June 16, 2020

Niagara Parks

·         Niagara Parks will reopen its culinary, attractions, retail and transportation services

·         Phased openings to take place June 19, June 26, and July 1, with additional openings to follow

Niagara Falls, ON – Niagara Parks will open more of its public-facing services following an announcement from the province that the Niagara Region will move into Phase Two of reopening on June 19.

As Niagara Parks emerges from restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 situation, visitors can expect comprehensive new health and safety measures comprised of new training protocols & cleaning schedules, prominent signage, and modifications to sites that will ensure safe physical distancing requirements.

Niagara Parks Golf began a phased reopening on May 22 when the province announced that golf courses were permitted to open with enhanced safety measures in place. Niagara Parks has used this time to perfect new health and safety measures and roll out a plan to reopen remaining facilities to the public.

Planned Reopening Timeline

June 19, 2020

·         Falls Incline Railway

·         Queen Victoria Place Gift Shop and Tim Hortons

·         Grand View Marketplace Ice Cream and Pop-Up Gift Shop

·         WildPlay Zipline to the Falls

June 26, 2020

·         Whirlpool Aero Car (attraction and gift shop)

·         Butterfly Conservatory (attraction and gift shop)

·         White Water Walk (attraction and gift shop)

July 1, 2020

·         WEGO Green Line

·         Journey Behind the Falls

·         Niagara’s Fury

·         Table Rock (Table Rock House Restaurant, Table Rock Market and Table Rock Shop)

·         Queen Victoria Place Restaurant

·         Grand View Shop

·         Grand View Restaurant

·         Welcome Centres (Murray St., Grand View, Table Rock)

·         Floral Showhouse

·         Old Fort Erie

·         Laura Secord Homestead

·         McFarland House

Safely delivering great guest experiences

As part of Niagara Parks’ commitment to the health and safety of all staff and guests, a comprehensive health and safety plan has been established for each site, which includes:

·         Enhanced cleaning, disinfecting and sanitization park-wide

·         Ambassadors stationed outside sites and in queuing areas to assist with physical distancing and navigation;

·         Application of hand sanitizer and distribution of masks to guests;

·         Installation of physical barriers, stanchions, sanitizing stations and hands-free faucets;

·         Reduced capacities of all shops, restaurants, attractions and elevators;

·         Rearranging of furniture, store fixtures to allow improved pedestrian flow;

·         Supplying PPE to guests and requiring mandatory use in some locations

·         Upgraded ventilation systems

Niagara Parks Police continue to monitor public areas to enforce physical distancing orders and ensure the safety of guests. Niagara Parks is part of Niagara Falls’ “Safe to Play” program, supporting the overall reopening of the destination. Details on everything that Niagara Parks is doing to keep our guests safe, along with a full list of what is open can be found at niagaraparks.com/safety

Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.