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For Immediate Release
May 15, 2020

City of Niagara Falls to Reopen Chippawa Public Boat Launch 

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - Following yesterday’s announcement from the Province of Ontario indicating that public boat launches may open for recreational use, the City of Niagara Falls will be reopening the public boat launch at Lyon’s Creek Road and Sodom Road on Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 7am to 7pm.

The City will have security in place to oversee the orderly launching of boats, and signage will encourage physical distancing of two metres (six feet) from others while loading/unloading boats, and while on the waterways. Groups of more than five are not permitted unless they are members of the same immediate family.  Other onsite amenities including the play structure and seating area remain closed.

In future, a new appointment system for boat launching will be put in place by the City at this location. More details will be forthcoming.

The City is aware that people are excited to be able to access the boat launch and enjoy the water on this Victoria Day weekend. It is anticipated that the launch will be very busy. We appreciate the public’s patience and respectful behavior as we reopen this facility.

Please be aware that the control gates to access the Niagara River from the Welland River are closed until further notice. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) hopes to have them open soon.

The City of Niagara Falls extends gratitude to our residents for doing their part to help #crushthecurve and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

For more information, contact:

Erik Nickel
Director of Municipal Works, City of Niagara Falls

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