Canada Games Park and The Walker Sports and Abilities Centre was a legacy project built for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.
Our VISION is to provide a welcoming environment that allows people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and identities, to learn and connect, in the pursuit of their passion for sport, recreation, physical and social wellbeing.
Our MISSION is to provide the most comprehensive, inclusive and progressive recreation, sport and wellness facilities in the Niagara Region. This will be achieved through compelling programming, service excellence and sustainable stewardship.
Canada Games Park is located adjacent to Brock University and consists of two convertible ice pads, a gymnasium with four NBA courts, a health and wellbeing centre and a 200-meter indoor track. Outside, there are six competition sized beach volleyball courts, and a track-and-field facility including a full 400-meter track and areas for all field sports.
Canada Games Park is a gathering place that allows people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, identities and financial means, to learn and connect, in the pursuit of their passion for sport, recreation, physical, mental and social wellbeing.
In recognition of a generous $3-million dollar donation gifted by the Walker family, the 210,000 square foot sport-and-recreation building at CGP was named the Walker Sports and Abilities Centre, along with the north entry plaza, which is known as the 'Walker Founders Plaza'
Canada Games Park is a joint-partnership of the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Brock University, the Corporation of the City of St. Catharines, and the Corporation of the City of Thorold. It unites the Niagara Region, in a shared vision of promoting health, wellness, and an active lifestyle, while serving as the central hub for the Region and its 12 diverse communities, including Brock University.
The 26-acre multi-purpose sport, event, cultural and community facility is a lasting-legacy of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games and houses a 210,000 square foot state-of-the-art Walker Sports & Abilities Centre that addresses the needs of today and for future generations. Canada Games Park is a facility for: community and recreational groups, high performance athletes, fitness enthusiasts, seniors, millennials or persons, regardless of age and abilities. The Park will also serve the community through a Health & Wellbeing Centre for seniors and persons with special needs.