St. Catharines Leash-Free Cat Park

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UPDATE: We were just 'kitten!' The leash-free cat park isn't fur real.

Happy April Fools' Day.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the playful banter this morning for April Fools' Day, including those who shared names on www.EngageSTC.ca.

'Purr-haps' you should check out some of the great submissions! Just click the 'Name the Leash-Free Cat Park' tab.


The City of St. Catharines is looking to give cats in the Garden City their due by introducing Ontario's first leash-free cat park.

Building on the success of its two Leash Free Dog Parks, the City is looking at converting park land at the former Glen Ridge School into a leash-free cat park. Soon, the City will be installing a variety of amenities for cat owners to enjoy with their pets in a natural environment, including:

  • climbing areas and perches
  • large balls of yarn
  • all-weather cardboard boxes
  • scratching posts
  • interactive laser pointers
  • and more

UPDATE: We were just 'kitten!' The leash-free cat park isn't fur real.

Happy April Fools' Day.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the playful banter this morning for April Fools' Day, including those who shared names on www.EngageSTC.ca.

'Purr-haps' you should check out some of the great submissions! Just click the 'Name the Leash-Free Cat Park' tab.


The City of St. Catharines is looking to give cats in the Garden City their due by introducing Ontario's first leash-free cat park.

Building on the success of its two Leash Free Dog Parks, the City is looking at converting park land at the former Glen Ridge School into a leash-free cat park. Soon, the City will be installing a variety of amenities for cat owners to enjoy with their pets in a natural environment, including:

  • climbing areas and perches
  • large balls of yarn
  • all-weather cardboard boxes
  • scratching posts
  • interactive laser pointers
  • and more

Guest Book

On April 1st, Mayor Walter Sendzik announced that he'll introduce a motion at City Council that proposes a portion of Glen Ridge Park be converted into the leash free cat park and feature a variety of amenities, including:

  • climbing areas and perches
  • over-sized balls of yarn
  • all-weather cardboard boxes
  • scratching posts
  • interactive laser pointers
  • and more

There is currently no timeline for when the leash-free cat park will open to the public. However, we are calling out to join in the fun and throw down some great ideas for names if we were to build a leash-free cat park.
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Purrgoyne Woods

Viva Puff over 1 year ago

Meowtebello Park

Viva Puff over 1 year ago

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Pussy Willows over 1 year ago

Erin's Cat Park Levi's Cat ParkCatnadian ParkMeowtastic Park

Catlover247 over 1 year ago

Nicatagua park,Catnadian park,St. Catarines park,Nyan park,Cucumber park,Central Catican Purrpublic park,Democatic Purrpublic of the Meow park,Catemala park,Purru park

Grumpy Cat over 1 year ago

go away parkleave me alone parkknock things off the counter park

Grumpy Cat over 1 year ago

I think this is a wonderful idea! Thank you for doing this. I would like the play center to be named "Dewey Readmore Books", a cat who touched many people lives in the middle of a recession. His life was inspiring. Thank you!

Dewey Readmore Books over 1 year ago

Glenridge Cat Purrrrrrrrk

Kfast over 1 year ago

Ginger Mews

GingersIllegitimateChild over 1 year ago

Feline Freedom Park!

MaggieG over 1 year ago

If this is an april fool's day prank i'm going to off myself. if it's not, Catzakhstan please.

Catzakhstan over 1 year ago

Purr free parkPurradise park (paradise)Meowtastic park (fantastic) Cat-titude field (cat attitude) Feline furrendly park (feeling friendly)

ClasickittymomMikki over 1 year ago

St. Kitty's Park or KitKat Park :)Also on Walt's Instagram

Trishalishaaaa over 1 year ago

April Fuels

DianeDi over 1 year ago

free the cat-nip park

swing over 1 year ago