Read The Lake Report hereRead The Lake Report here
The Weather Network
Jul. 7, 2020 | Tuesday
Local News
Niagara Parks to begin phased-in approach to opening services this Friday
File photo

Niagara Parks will begin to "phase in" the opening of many public services beginning Friday.

Following Monday’s provincial statement greenlighting the Niagara Region for Stage 2 of the recovery plan, Niagara Parks announced its plan to reopen its culinary, attractions, retail and transportation services.

With the planned reopening of services, visitors can expect comprehensive new health and safety measures, including new training protocols and cleaning schedules, prominent signage, and modifications to sites that will ensure safe physical distancing requirements, a media release from Niagara Parks said.

Openings will take place on June 19, 26 and July 1.

The first to open this Friday will be the Falls Incline Railway, Queen Victoria Place Gift Shop and Tim Hortons, Grand View Marketplace Ice Cream and Pop-Up Gift Shop and WildPlay Zipline to the Falls.

On June 26, the attraction and gift shops of the Whirlpool Aero Car, Butterfly Conservatory and White Water Walk will open.

And on July 1, Niagara Parks will reopen the WEGO Green Line, Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury and Table Rock, including the restaurant, market and shop, Queen Victoria Place Restaurant, Grand View Shop and Restaurant, the Floral Showhouse, Old Fort Erie, Laura Secord Homestead and McFarland House.

The welcome centres at Murray Street, Grand View and Table Rock will also reopen July 1.

Each site must follow a list of health and safety measures which have been established by Niagara Parks. Measures include enhanced cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing, ambassadors on-site to assist with social distancing and the application of hand sanitization and the distribution of masks for guests.

Physical barriers, stanchions and sanitizing stations will be installed, and sites will have reduced capacity to maintain physical distancing measures.

Niagara Parks Police will continue to monitor public areas to enforce physical distancing and ensure the safety of visitors.

f4033d7793009a4053c4497d8eccc3d53dc2dca8:9ae474a5238dafdd25203fbf21da363fcfcea95a