June is Recreation & Parks Month

June is Recreation and Park Month is a movement that promotes the benefits of recreation and parks for physical, social, and environmental health. Communities across Ontario have embraced June is Recreation and Park Month as a way to promote local programs and events, parks and facilities that are available for all citizens to enjoy. Access to park and recreation is a fundamental human need that helps foster personal health, strong communities, and social inclusion. June is Recreation and Park Month celebrates Ontario’s spectacular parks and recreation services and raises awareness for the role they play as a pathway to individual, community, and environmental well-being.

We will be celebrating the month with events and activities as well as a social media campaign to highlight our many parks and trails.

Niagara Falls Bark Park

On Saturday June 8, we will celebrate the grand opening of the City’s second dog park aptly named the Niagara Falls Bark Park. The park was developed in partnership with the Niagara Falls Humane Society and is located in front of their building on the Chippawa Parkway. The ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 11 a.m., followed by light refreshments and socializing in the park. The Humane Society will be offering the opportunity to microchip your dog!

Pickleball

The city will be offering free learn to play pickleball sessions from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Riverview Park and Saturday, June 15 at Prince Charles Park.

Each session includes:

  • Complimentary use of pickleball racquets and balls
  • One hour instruction from trained racquet instructor
  • Complementary friendly match after instruction
  • Proper footwear is required for the sessions and there is a maximum of 20 participants per session.

June is Recreation & Parks Month Community Event

On Saturday June 15, we will be hosting free June is Recreation and Parks Month community event at A.J. McKinley Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The event features free pizza, face painting, a children‘s bouncy castle as well as a variety of sports including T-ball, basketball, soccer and more. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. to celebrate the new playground and updated park amenities.  

Feel free to contact Beth Angle at 905-356-7521 ext. 3336 for further information.