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Niagara Parks Approves Plan for Marina to Resume Operations for 2020 Boating Season

May 14, 2020

Niagara Parks

Niagara Falls, ON – On May 14, 2020, the Niagara Parks Commission approved a revised operating plan to open the Niagara Parks Marina at Miller’s Creek for the 2020 season. This plan will include completing essential repairs to the docks, opening the marina for seasonal slip holders, offering limited fuel sales, opening the public boat launch and offering public washrooms and a picnic area. These services will be ready once the essential repairs are completed at the marina, which is expected to be in approximately four weeks.

The Niagara Parks Board of Commissioners was able to make this decision following the Premier’s announcement on May 1, 2020, that golf courses and marinas could begin to prepare for opening, which was updated today to allow for opening. Niagara Parks has developed a revised operating plan for the marina for the 2020 boating season on a cost-recovery basis, including undertaking essential repairs to various docks.

Background

On March 31, 2020, following the provincial emergency order, Niagara Parks closed all of its outdoor public recreational amenities, including the Niagara Parks Marina at Miller’s Creek. Considering the impacts of COVID-19 on Niagara Parks’ revenues and staffing levels, the organization made the decision to freeze all discretionary spending, including capital repairs that were required at the marina site. As a result, Niagara Parks announced the decision to suspend operations of the marina for the 2020 boating season.

In addition to the marina at Miller’s Creek, Niagara Parks operates four other public boat launches on the upper Niagara River that will be reopened effective Saturday, May 16:

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

For any questions and concerns related to the operations of the Niagara Parks Marina, guests are encouraged to contact Niagara Parks’ Guest Services Centre at info@niagarparks.com and 1.877.642.7275.

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.