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Chippawa Park

Left: Chippawa Park Pond. Top right: The Welland-Crown War Memorial. Bottom right: Open park space.      Photos: Tanya Woodhead & Nathan Yee, 2013.


   This location will delight all of your natural senses. The sights, sounds and smells of this park are an experience you don’t want to miss. Chippawa Park offers an extraordinary place to meet, play and host group events. It is one of Welland’s popular recreational parks and a prime location to engage in all kinds of physical activity.

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Hours of Operation

   The park is open/accessible year-round, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



ECOLOGICAL & recreational information

   Chippawa is a park and place of serenity, beauty and historical proportion. The carefully manicured space is an excellent place to unwind. You can run and play or simply relax and reflect in the vast space the park offers. Bring a soccerball, football, frisbee, baseball and glove, or whatever activity you enjoy. You may also enjoy a picnic under the shade of one of the parks gorgous mature trees. In the summer months make sure to bring a volleyball to play on the parks beach volleyball courts at the south end of the park. If you're local to the area you may even enjoy joining a recreational league!


   In the winter months you may enjoy skating, once the still pond has been converted into a rink. If there has been a heavy snowfall, you might enjoy snow-shoeing around the park space. The gentle hills of the park also offer an excellent space to take children tobogganing.    


HISTORICAL inforMation

   Chippawa Park is home to The Welland-Crown War Memorial. This memorial is a nationally significant sculpture. It is the last large World War I memorial to be built in Canada, commemorating soldiers and their sacrifices made for our communities.



   The Niagara Region is known for its beauty and small-town feel. We suggest taking your time as you drive past the lovely farmers fields, wineries, and winding roads. The following directions depict our suggestions from both Toronto and Buffalo.

    From Toronto:
 From 401 West:
1.    Head onto the 401 West
2.    Keep right to continue on 403 West/Hamilton
            From Gardiner Expressway:
1.    Head onto the Gardiner Expressway West
2.    Merge onto 403 West/Hamilton
3.    Remain on the Queen Elizabeth Way, via 403 West for approximately 21km keep left,
following signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie
4. After approximately 43km, take exit 57 for Victoria Avenue toward Vineland. Head
southward on Victoria Avenue.
5. Turn eastward (left) on King Street, (after 2km you will pass by Jordan Village – a quaint
little town with great boutiques and restaurants, see ______ for more information)
6. Turn southward (right) on Ninth Street
7. On Pelham Road turn eastward (left) and stay right to immediately head southeast on
Wessel Drive
8. Merge onto Effingham Street
9. Turn eastward (left) on Roland Road
10. Turn southward (right) on Merrittville Highway
11. Continue onto Niagara Street
12. Follow Niagara Street until you reach Thorold Road, turn right
13. Follow Thorold Road facing west until you come to First Avenue, turn left
14. Follow Thorold Road until you see Fitch Street
14. Chippawa Park is on the left 
From Niagara Falls:
1. Head northwest on the Rainbow Bridge toward Falls Avenue, veering right, follow Falls Avenue until you reach Hiram Street on your first right. Turn here and head southeast on Hiram Street until you reach River Road
2. Turn right heading southwest onto River Road. Continue on River Road which runs along the Niagara River
3. Merge onto Niagara Parkway. Follow Niagara Parkway. You will pass the Horseshoe Falls on your left. Continue along Niagara Parkway past the Niagara Parks Floral Showcase on your right
4. Continue on Niagara Parkway through the Dufferin Islands and past Kingsbridge where the road will merge onto Macklem Street heading in a southwest direction
5. At the end of the road make a left onto Portage Road heading southeast, travel over the bridge and follow the road until you reach Main Street
6. Turn right onto Main Street heading southwest and follow the road as it merges into Lyons Creek Road/Regional Road 47. Follow The 47 until you reach Montrose Road/Regional Road 98
7. Turn left onto Montrose Road heading south and follow the road until you reach Schisler Road/Regional Road 27, where you will take a slight right
8. Follow The 27 eastward and continue straight on to East Main Street/Regional Road 27
9. Continue on East Main Street through the downtown core of Welland
10. Follow East Main Street to West Main Street
11. Turn right at Prince Charles Drive North
12. Turn right onto First Avenue facing north
13. Chippawa Park is right after the intersection of First Avenue and Fitch Street on the right


Further Information


   For more information please visit: http://www.welland.ca/leisure/parks.asp 

Ownership & Management

The Corporation of The City of Welland


- 2 Sand Volleyball Courts
- Playground
- Splash Pool
- Pavillion Rentals
- Secure Equipment Storage
- Parking Available

Admission Fee



Chippawa Park
First Avenue and Fitch Street
Welland, Ontario



GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 42.996833
Longitude -79.258754


The Corporation of The City of Welland
60 East Main Street
Welland, Ontario
L3B 3X4
Tel 905-735-1700
Fax 905-732-1919
Toll free 1-866-273-5094
Website http://www.welland.ca/Contactus.asp

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