Culture & Recreation >> Parks, Trails & Open Space

Playgrounds and Splash Pads

NOTICE: On March 31, 2020, the Ontario Government extended its emergency declaration to stop the spread of COVID-19. Under the new order, all outdoor recreational amenities such as sports fields and playgrounds are to be closed. This new order includes all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities, including but not limited to:

  • Playgrounds
  • Sports fields
  • Tennis Courts, Multi-Use Courts, Basketball Courts and Pickelball Courts
  • Off-leash dog parks
  • Beaches
  • Skatepark
  • Picnic areas
  • Outdoor community gardens
  • Parks shelters and pavilions
  • Condo parks and gardens
  • And other outdoor recreational amenities.

Green spaces in public parks, ravines, conservation areas and trails like the Friendship Trail would remain open for walkthrough access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others. Ontario’s provincial parks and conservation reserves remain closed.

Over the next couple days, Town Staff will be installing signs and restricting public access to outdoor amenities, where possible. To read more about the Town’s COVID-19 response, please visit To stay up-to-date with the latest advice from Niagara Region Public Health, visit


Fort Erie’s seventeen uniquely themed playgrounds offer a range of play experiences for a variety of ages. Many of the Town’s playgrounds have been provided through community fundraising efforts and donations, such as the Bay Beach Playground (Ridgeway Lions Club) Corporal Albert Storm Playground in Crystal Beach Waterfront Park (Crystal Beach Firefighters Association), the Saturn Playground in Ridgeway Lions Park (Saturn of St. Catharines), the Stevensville Mini Park playground (Stevensville Kinsmen and Kinettes) and the Goderich Street Park playground (Buffalo Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority).

Accessibility and inclusiveness are a priority in the Town's playgrounds, and all new or replaced playgrounds are designed in consultation with the Fort Erie Accessibility Committee.

The installation of new playground equipment in Black Creek Park and the replacement of existing equipment in Stevensville Mini Park are being planned for the spring of 2020. For more information about these new playgrounds, please select the park link below:

Beaver Creek Park Playground Installation

Stevensville Mini Park Playground Replacement


Inclusive Swings are provided in the following Playgrounds:

  • Bowen Road Park
  • Crystal Beach Waterfront Park
  • Energy Field
  • Lions Sugarbowl Park
  • United Empire Loyalist Park
  • AC Douglas Park
  • Douglas Park
  • Ridgeway Lions Park

Playground Locations

Splash Pads

The Town of Fort Erie offers 3 splash pads, located at:
  • Bertie Centennial Park (Ferndale Park)
  • Crystal Ridge Park
  • Stevensville Memorial Park
A multi-use water feature is also available at Ridgeway Village Square.

Splash Pad Locations



Adult supervision is strongly recommended at all playgrounds and splash pads.

Please contact the Town of Fort Erie with any questions or concerns regarding the playgrounds or splashpads, at 905-871-1600.