Burlington. Waterfront

Site: Burlington. Waterfront

Contact Information
Office Phone City of Burlington Festivals & Events 905-335-7659; 
Rotary Centennial Pond Ice conditions Hotline 905-335-7600 ext 8587
Toll Free Phone 1-877-213-3609 City of Burlington
Website www.burlington.ca/en/live-and-play/waterfront-at-downtown-burlington.asp
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Burlington-Ontario/150936111608539
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Agency Information
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Established 2006
Funding City / Town
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Downtown waterfront incorporating parks, beaches, and other features. 
 
Beach Water Quality Conditions 
Halton Region shows beach water quality conditions for Beachway Park and Brant St Beach online and can answer inquiries by phone at 905-825-6000. 
 
Brant Street Pier: 
137 metre long open concrete pedestrian pier with lighted beacon  
* pedestrian walkway has lighting and benches  
* raised lookout level reached by circular staircase  
* several accessibility features including ramp to the beach with handrail and guard (suitable for mobility devices and strollers). 
For more information see City of Burlington website here
 
Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Rd. 
Discovery Landing (open daily):  
* enclosed building offers storm and weather-watching views and information area, observatory with view of the waterfront * includes two private restaurants (Spencer's at the Waterfront and The Bite cafe) 
* rental available for meetings and social functions 
 
Rotary Centennial Pond/Skating Rink:  
* in spring, summer and fall is a reflective pool suitable for model sail boating.  
* from Dec-Mar (weather permitting) offers free outdoor ice-skating for all ages on artificial ice, ice conditions hotline 905-335-7600 ext 8587  
* during ice season is open for skating daily 10 am-10 pm (10 am-8 pm Dec 24, closed Dec 25)  
* organized sports such as hockey, and private skate functions not permitted 
* skate rental available on certain days 
 
Dofasco Waterjet Plaza and Playground: 
* playground open daily all year  
* 30-waterjet plaza open daily from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving Monday, 10 am-8 pm, suitable for children's play, lit during evening.  
 
Beachway Park, 1100 Lakeshore Rd 
Sand beach with washrooms, community changeroom, outdoor showers, bike racks, playground and concession stand. 
 
Parking:  
Limited metered parking at waterfront lots east and west of Discovery Landing: Mon-Sun 9 am-6 pm  
* additional hourly and all day paid parking available across Lakeshore Road at Brock Street and the Art Gallery of Burlington lots, and at The Waterfront parking garage, 414 Locust St 
 
Waterfront Trail:  
Burlington's 23km trail is part of the Ontario Waterfront Trail and Greenway, for more information see separate record here.
Hours Vary by facility, see above.
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Application No application required
Languages English
Fees None ; Fees for parking, concession and restaurants.
Site Information
Site Location Downtown Burlington
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
1400 Lakeshore Rd
Burlington, ON L7S 1Y2
 
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Intersection Brant St and Lakeshore Rd
Mailing Address c/o City of Burlington - Parks & Rec Dept 
City Hall 
426 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
Main Category Sports / Recreation
Secondary Category All Sports ; Individual Sports ; Parks, Trails & Gardens ; Seasonal Sports
Service Categories Ice Skating ; Public Parks ; Water Quality Assurance

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