Parks & Recreation - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
Parks & Recreation

Q: When is the Christmas Parade?
A: The Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. It is approx. 1 1/2 hours from any given point. Application forms are on the website under Recreation & Leisure - Special Events.

Q: What are the times for Public Skating and Parents & Preschool?
A: Public Skating is held every Saturday and Sunday (September through March) in the Meridian Credit Union Arena from 1:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Cost is $2.75 for adults and $2.25 for youth and seniors.
    Parents & Preschool is Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday & Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $0.50 for children. Children must be under 5 and under. Buy a Season Pass and save. For skating programs, please see your Community Awareness Guide.

Q: Who do I contact regarding trees?
A: The Parks & Recreation division (905-468-4261) is responsible for all trees in Town parks and on Queen Street, and the Public Works division (905-468-3278) is responsible for all trees on boulevards.

Q: How do I reserve the gazebo for a wedding?
A: The gazebo can be reserved by calling the Parks & Recreation Office at 905-468-4261. The gazebo can accommodate up to 12 people. Bookings are in 3 hour blocks of time, 9 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Cost is $141.25 per block of time. Booking the gazebo does not ensure you any park space and does not guarantee any parking. No chairs, tables or tents are to be set up in park. Gazebo must be paid for at time of booking.

Q: What halls does the Town have for rent?
A: The Town rents out the Grand Hall and John Drope hall from mid October to mid March. The Queenston Library in Queenston is available year round. The Mary Snider Room and the Board Room in the Centennial Arena can also be rented for meetings year round. Call the Parks & Recreation Office at 905-468-4261 for rental rates and availability. The Community Centre on Anderson Lane is available year round. To book, please call 905-468-4386.

Q: How do I get to the Meridian Credit Union Arena/ Centennial Arena / Virgil Sports Park?
A: From the QEW: Take exit 38B toward RR-55/Niagara-on-the-Lake, (pass up and over the highway), Merge onto Glendale Ave / RR-89, Turn left onto York Rd / RR-81,( Tim Hortons, Wendy's complex on the corner),Turn right onto Airport Rd / RR-90, (Continue about 1.7 miles),Turn right onto Niagara Stone Rd / RR-55, Turn right onto Four Mile Creek Rd / RR-100 (Gales Gas Bar on the corner), Second Driveway on the right. (from exit approx 35 minutes, 28 miles) (905) 468-4261

Q: How do I register for swimming lessons or purchase a seasons pass?
A: Registration for swimming lessons can be completed through the Parks & Recreation Office prior to the pool opening (June 2015) or at either pool (St. Davids or Memorial) during the swim season.   Pre-season Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross classes will be held June 12-14 & 19-21 (incl.).  Season passes are purchased directly from the pool(s). The pools accept cash or cheque only. For pre-season information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at 905-468-4261.  (Niagara Pool: 905-468-2804, St. Davids Pool: 905-262-5120 - Seasonal only)

Q: How do I reserve a ball diamond or soccer field?
A: To reserve a ball diamond or soccer field, please call the Parks & Recreation office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 905-468-4261.

Q: How do I find the user fees for rentals?
A: Click here for the Parks & Recreation User Fees.

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