Welland’s parklands offer beautiful scenery and activities year-round
Rotary Club of Welland Park
Rotary Club of Welland Park is a summer enthusiasts dream come true, from picnicking to skateboarding this park offers fun for the entire family.
Whether you want to watch the calm waters while sitting on the bright yellow lounge chairs, visit the Welland Boat Rental program and explore the canal, dive into the water from the swim docks, or enjoy a picnic, this park has what you are looking for. It's time you Discover Rotary Club of Welland Park
Chippawa Park is a destination park, from athletics to floral gardens, historical monuments and more. The gardens feature a variety of roses that are the perfect backdrop for weddings, photography, picnics or part of a evening stroll. Athletes of all abilities gather to play beach volleyball or a quick game of baseball, while others head to the pavilion or under the large trees for shade.
The Welland Crowland War Memorial can be found at the highest elevation of the park, the Cenotaph is unique because it departs from the usual design of a single soldier so common with other monuments from that vintage. A soldier and a woman are featured to symbolize the “Service and Sacrifice” element of the war. Dedicated not only to those who fought, but to those who supported the war effort at home.
In the gardens another statue is found this time a bronze statue is featuring Ablan Leon, founder of Leon’s, sitting on a couch along with two recliner chairs and a coffee table. It's time you Discover Chippawa Park.
Merritt Park & Amphitheatre
Home for the Welland Canal Monument & scenic winter lighting displays, this park is located on King Street, across the street from the Welland Historical Museum. The park is passive in design and features smaller rose gardens, shrubs and trees; a park to relax, read and view the recreational waterway close by this park.
Within the Park, is a 750 seat, natural amphitheatre cut into the east bank of the Welland Recreational Waterway. It serve as permanent seating for local musical and theatrical events that take place on the water. The stone stepped amphitheatre overlooks a floating stage on the water and the beautiful scenery of the Old Welland Canal. Summer music festivals are held at this location every year in the summer months.