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The Parks Division of the City of Sault Ste. Marie maintains 74 park locations, including three sports complexes: Strathclair, Queen Elizabeth and Elliott Park. These facilities, along with other park locations, accommodate our community's sporting demands. Maintenance involves grass cutting, field lining, grounds maintenance, refuse pick-up, etc.
Of the 74 park locations, 63 sites have playground apparatus. It is the responsibility of Parks Division staff to inspect and maintain these in compliance with the most recent CSA Standard.
The Parks Division also maintains the waterfront walkway (boardwalk) and services the Roberta Bondar and Pine St. Marinas. Maintenance includes grass cutting, dock and building maintenance, refuse pick-up as well as floral bed and tree maintenance.
Bellevue Park is Sault Ste. Marie's main passive park. It is 17 hectares in size and consists of a large playground, 2.4 kilometres of asphalt walkway, floral beds and a display greenhouse as well as many other natural attractions. View Bellevue Park Master Strategy Plan.
Pointe des Chenes day-park-picnic area is also maintained and staffed by city employees. This includes ground maintenance, grass cutting, building maintenance etc.
The City's Forestry Crew is involved in trimming, removal and planting of trees in all of our parks as well as along city streets. This services of the Forestry Crew are also utilized by the Engineering Department as required for construction related work.
The Horticulture Crew is responsible for all of the floral and shrub beds within our parks and cemeteries, as well as 121 downtown planters. Portable planters are seasonally located all through our community and maintained.
Plant stock required for the following season is grown from seed within our greenhouses. Staff grow annuals which are planted in the 245 floral beds around the city. This crew is also responsible for our IPM program for turf care etc. as well as maintaining our formal display greenhouse located at Bellevue Park.
A Commemorative Bench Program is also coordinated through the Division for individuals, families, businesses and community groups interested in purchasing a bench in memory of a loved one. Benches can be placed at various City park sites to recognize a significant event or acknowledge a donation by an individual or group. A Commemorative Bench Program brochure and application form can be downloaded.
During the winter months the Department maintains the Outdoor Rink Program. This involves rink board installation, flooding, snow removal and monitoring of our facilities. Also with the neighbourhood rink arrangement our staff monitor these rink locations to ensure guidelines are adhered to. Our department is also involved in snow removal operations at specific locations.
Providing Community Green Space
Public Works & Transportation Department
128 Sackville Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4T6
Telephone: (705) 759-5201
Fax: (705) 541-7010