Sign-Entrance-400x400Malcolmson Eco-Park is an eco-friendly park located within the City of St. Catharines in Port Weller East. The park is a fine example of what can be accomplished when residents work together to better their community.ug spray

The park itself derives its name from Mary Malcolmson, a woman who was instrumental in organizing the first Canadian Girl Guide Organization in 1910. The first meeting was held in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Malcolmson Eco-Park is bordered by the Welland Canal and Lock One to the east and Lake Ontario to the north, all within walking distance of the park. Situated at the northern end of Niagara Street, at Lakeshore Road, in the city of St. Catharines, there is plenty of free parking and admission to the park is free.

The Friends of Malcolmson Eco-Park are a group of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who act as stewards of the park, doing projects that help enhance the public’s enjoyment of this unique park.  The purpose of the Friends of Malcolmson Eco-Park webpage is to provide up-to-date information about the park and related events.  We will be posting upcoming events, details regarding park projects, a map of the park, contact information and interesting links.

 Fall Colours and Sights – take a walk through the park this fall to enjoy the lovely purple New England Asters in the prairie, and the beautiful colours of the trees. You will notice many birds passing through on their fall migrations, and maybe even Monarch butterflies resting before crossing the lake to Mexico!

NEW PROJECT TO REMOVE INVASIVE SPECIES!  A restoration specialist will be in the park for a day in the last week of November to treat invasive species in the forest. The park will be closed for most of the day. See the “posts” page for details.

 The latest Malcolmson Eco-Park newsletter “The Pin Oak”  is Issue #20 for November 2018. See Newsletter page.  To  subscribe to our newsletter or mailings, please  contact us.


   On Sept. 10, the Friends of Malcolmson Eco-Park were presented a Green Leader Award by Mayor Walter Sendzak, at the annual Trillium Awards ceremony at City Hall.  The City recognized the significant contributions of the Friends toward natural environment protection and improvement, with their dedicated volunteer work at the park over the last 25 years.  From left to right, Mayor Sendzak, Claire Theijsmeijer (co-convenor the Friends), volunteers Martha and spouse, Della Trojan (committee member),volunteer Ron Matsushita, councillor Bill Phillips.