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Niagara Parks Suspends Marina Operations for 2020 Boating Season

April 17, 2020

Niagara Parks

Niagara Falls, ON – On March 31, 2020, following the provincial emergency order, Niagara Parks closed all of its outdoor public recreational amenities. In addition to these closures, based on an assessment of the condition of infrastructure at the site, Niagara Parks has made the decision to suspend the operation of the Niagara Parks Marina at Miller’s Creek for seasonal slip-holders for the 2020 boating season.

As determined by inspections completed over the winter months, significant repairs and investment are required at the Niagara Parks Marina. Major items such as the dock system, septic system, electrical and water systems are all past their operational life span and require replacement.

In response to the current global health crisis and to protect the health and safety of staff and guests, Niagara Parks closed all public-facing facilities effective March 14, followed by all outdoor recreational amenities on March 31, until further notice. Considering the impacts of COVID-19 on Niagara Parks’ operations and staffing levels, the investments required to repair the marina are not feasible at this time.

Despite the closure for the 2020 boating season, Niagara Parks will be continuing to work toward the future redevelopment of the marina and is currently engaged with Infrastructure Ontario on this project.

At this time, the public boat launch at the marina remains only partially accessible to support emergency use. Once the emergency orders have been lifted, the public boat launch dock at the marina will be reinstated, in addition to the four other public boat launches on the upper Niagara River:

  • Ussher’s Creek
  • Netherby Road
  • Anger Avenue
  • Nichol’s Marine
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 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.