Firemen's Park

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Fall colours in a tree-lined greenspace of Firemen's Park. Photo: Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association.
 


Sun shines through the trees on a trail in Firemen's Park. Photo: Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association.
 


Photo: Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association.
 


Photo: Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association.
 

Firemen's Park is a 143 acre green space in the north end of Niagara Falls. The Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association (SCVFA), a not-for-profit organization made up solely of volunteers that began in 1922, owns the park. This is their gift to the residents of the city and surrounding area. They recently partnered with the city of Niagara Falls and donated land, free of charge, for the use of a play ground and a leash-free dog park. In the past, the SCVFA has supported the community by way of a city swimming pool (Michelson Park), tennis courts, the United Way, hospital emergency room funding, sports teams, and VON car lease among a host of other community based donations.

Firemen's Park continues to be to maintained as an undeveloped green space along the Niagara Escarpment. It is an unrestricted passage for the Bruce Trail and the Laura Secord Legacy Trail. In addition it has fishing and pavilions for group picnics. The primary hiking areas are in the “Lower Park", north of the CNR tracks. The “Upper Park" was developed over the old hydro tunnel excavation landfill. It has primarily been the area used for larger scale events (e.g. music festivals, car shows, annual Easter egg hunt). An amphitheatre, two pavilions, washrooms and our maintenance hut are located here.

From Toronto:
Take the Queen Elizabeth Way, following signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/St. Catharines/Fort Erie.
Take exit 34 for Regional Road 101 E/Mountain Road.
Turn left onto Mountain Rd/Regional Rd 101.
At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Mountain Rd.
Turn left onto Dorchester Rd.
Turn left at entrance to Firemen's Park.

From Niagara:

Take the Queen Elizabeth Way, following signs for Toronto.
Take exit 34 for Regional Road 101 E/Mountain Road.
Turn right onto Mountain Rd/Regional Rd 101.
At the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Mountain Rd.
Turn left onto Dorchester Rd.
Turn left at entrance to Firemen's Park.

Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association (2013). Homepage. http://scvfa.ca/

2275 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls, Ontario
L2E 6S4 Municipality Niagara Falls, Ontario

Latitude: 43.141715
Longitude: -79.116042

The north car park is the official end of Stage 1 of the Laura Secord Legacy Trail