Niagara Falls, ON, March 13, 2017 - The City of Niagara Falls is pleased to announce the completion of the Oakes Park Grandstand Improvement Project. The public is invited to attend the Oakes Park Grandstand Improvement Project Opening Ceremony on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm at Oakes Park, 5700 Morrison Street. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
Oakes Park is one of the City’s premier parks and is extremely well used and beloved by the community. The grandstand at Oakes Park was designed and built in the mid 1980’s and has provided an excellent location to view baseball games for many years. The grandstand also houses washrooms, change rooms, office and storage space. As a result of age and use the grandstand was in need of improvements.
The main components of the project included:
- Removal of all existing wood seating and replacement with aluminum new seating; including accessible seating
- Waterproofing and sealing the exterior structure
- Repair and replacement of masonry block
- Upgrades to the electrical and mechanical systems
- Painting of exterior fascia
This project was made possible with the support of the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) hosting fees paid to the City for hosting the Niagara Casinos.
“OLG is proud to be a vital part of Niagara Falls for more than 20 years and we look forward to continuing to build on that support”, said Jake Pastore, OLG’s Director of Municipal and Community Relations. “Each and every year, 100 per cent of OLG proceeds are invested in Ontario. Since 1996, OLG has provided over $85 million in hosting funds to the City of Niagara Falls for investment in this community. From healthcare, to education, to community festivals, OLG proceeds are hard at work in Niagara Falls and all across our province. And, we appreciate the contribution of our casino employees in making life in Niagara Falls that much richer.”
As a result of the improvements, Oakes Park will continue to meet the needs of the community, host high profile local, regional, and provincial wide events, and be a premier park in Niagara Falls.
For more information, contact:
Beth Angle, Community Development Coordinator
Recreation & Culture, City of Niagara Falls
905.356.7521 X 3336