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Resevoir Park is temporarily closed due to construction of the Elm Street Watermain. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please call 905-835-2901 x 532 for more information.
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 park or pavilion:
Call 905-835-2901 ext. 532Email 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 Giant Kite Flying Competition and Car Show.
Discovery Spray Pad
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.