Rockway Conservation Area Enhancement Project

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Rockway Conservation Area waterfall

Welcome to the NPCA's Get Involved portal!

The NPCA will soon begin a project to enhance the Rockway Conservation Area in St. Catharines. This project will improve the visitor experience through increased parking and new recreational features such as accessible trail systems, wayfinding, bicycle racks, and educational signage.

Rockway Conservation Area (Rockway) is considered one of the Niagara Peninsula watershed’s hidden gems, as it is part of the Niagara Escarpment, with significant ecological features, flora, fauna, and recreational assets.

This year, the NPCA acquired a 1.2-acre property adjacent to Rockway, on the north side of Regional Road 69. This parcel of land includes a valley, watercourse, and waterfall running along the west perimeter. A community centre and gravel parking area can also be found on site, offering access to the adjacent trails of the conservation area.

This acquisition will allowed the NPCA to improve Rockway’s access to greenspace and offer opportunities for people to connect with nature.

The Rockway Conservation Area Enhancement Project includes:

  • New permeable parking area with various Low Impact Development elements
  • Increased tree canopy, greenspace and granular accessible trail
  • New trail system and wayfinding to complement the Bruce Trail
  • New lookout, picnicking, and seating areas in place of the existing building structure
  • Interpretive and educational signage
  • Bicycling racks and new automated gate system

ABOUT THIS PAGE:

This portal will house important documents that all are welcome to review, a project timeline which outlines the steps of this process, and tools for providing feedback.

Through this Get Involved NPCA portal, our goal is to ensure the watershed community remains informed and given opportunities to provide their feedback and get involved.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

1. Learn about Rockway Conservation Area and the enhancement project by reviewing the documents available under Important Links and Documents.
2. Leave a comment or submit your feedback using the Guestbook. This feedback will be considered by staff throughout the project.
3. Ask us a question through the 'Q&A' tool available below.
4. Attend the public information session on November 23. Find details under 'Key Dates'.

Welcome to the NPCA's Get Involved portal!

The NPCA will soon begin a project to enhance the Rockway Conservation Area in St. Catharines. This project will improve the visitor experience through increased parking and new recreational features such as accessible trail systems, wayfinding, bicycle racks, and educational signage.

Rockway Conservation Area (Rockway) is considered one of the Niagara Peninsula watershed’s hidden gems, as it is part of the Niagara Escarpment, with significant ecological features, flora, fauna, and recreational assets.

This year, the NPCA acquired a 1.2-acre property adjacent to Rockway, on the north side of Regional Road 69. This parcel of land includes a valley, watercourse, and waterfall running along the west perimeter. A community centre and gravel parking area can also be found on site, offering access to the adjacent trails of the conservation area.

This acquisition will allowed the NPCA to improve Rockway’s access to greenspace and offer opportunities for people to connect with nature.

The Rockway Conservation Area Enhancement Project includes:

  • New permeable parking area with various Low Impact Development elements
  • Increased tree canopy, greenspace and granular accessible trail
  • New trail system and wayfinding to complement the Bruce Trail
  • New lookout, picnicking, and seating areas in place of the existing building structure
  • Interpretive and educational signage
  • Bicycling racks and new automated gate system

ABOUT THIS PAGE:

This portal will house important documents that all are welcome to review, a project timeline which outlines the steps of this process, and tools for providing feedback.

Through this Get Involved NPCA portal, our goal is to ensure the watershed community remains informed and given opportunities to provide their feedback and get involved.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

1. Learn about Rockway Conservation Area and the enhancement project by reviewing the documents available under Important Links and Documents.
2. Leave a comment or submit your feedback using the Guestbook. This feedback will be considered by staff throughout the project.
3. Ask us a question through the 'Q&A' tool available below.
4. Attend the public information session on November 23. Find details under 'Key Dates'.

Post a comment!

Thank you for taking the time to sign our guestbook with your comment! Your feedback will be reviewed and taken into consideration by the staff working on this project. 

Please note that this tool is anonymous and therefore we will not be responding directly to your comment. Should you wish to ask a question and receive a response from staff, kindly use the Q&A tool.

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Paid Parking...I can no longer go to balls falls as often as I would Like now Rockway too
Not a good Idea for families or average income people

Tom 12 days ago

Keep it free! Do not take away a other space by charging a fee and making it inaccessible for so many. This has been a special spot for years, do not ruin it by charging for parking.

OutdoorM 2 months ago

It sounds as if there will be paid parking. That's disappointing.

Lauren Doig 2 months ago

Looking forward to this development.

Fourdogstogo 3 months ago
Page last updated: 22 Nov 2022, 04:29 PM