MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:
It is really good news that the LaSalle Park Marina Association (LPMA) has acquired their insurance, but it was a close call. I think it’s important for our City to work with the marina to ensure long-term stability of operations. The marina is a true community asset, and it’s one of the reasons we renamed the park several years ago to the ‘LaSalle Park Community Marina’. There is a free public boat launch, hiking trails, a beach for our bird watchers to view and photograph our magnificent Trumpeter Swans, opportunity to fish off the dock, and opportunity to take sailing lessons. I believe as a waterfront city we need to provide access for our community waterfront activities, and this park and marina does that. Thank you to our staff for always being ready to step in to help, and thank you to the LPMA for continuing to run this marina.
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*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
LaSalle Park Community Marina and boat launch opening soon
Burlington, Ont. — June 13, 2022 — The LaSalle Park Community Marina and boat launch will be able to open for the 2022 boating season by June 20. The opening of the marina also means the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club and the Able Sail program will be able to operate from the marina.
The LaSalle Park Marina Association (LPMA) and the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club are getting the marina ready to open and will be lifting the stored boats into the water between June 13 and 20. The boat launch will be open for public use on June 20.
The opening was delayed due to insurance renewal issues; however, LPMA was able to secure insurance and is able to reopen.
The LPMA finding suitable insurance is the best possible outcome for the marina, boaters and the City.
“We are very happy the LPMA was able to secure insurance and can return to another successful season of boating. We have a long history of working together and we’re looking forward to continuing our relationship and offering excellent marina services through the LPMA.” — Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation, Community & Culture, City of Burlington
“The LaSalle Park Marina Association Board of Directors is pleased to open and operate the City’s Community Marina for the 2022 season. Special thanks to the Mayor, City Council and staff for their support during this difficult situation. We look forward to seeing friends old and new.” — Lorn Newton, President of LaSalle Park Marina Association
About the LaSalle Park Community Marina
Through an agreement with the City, the marina has been operated by the LPMA for 41 years. The City owns the wave break and the marina.
The Marina is a beautiful location for residents and tourists to launch their boats and enjoy the crisp waters of Lake Ontario and Burlington’s breathtaking lakefront views. The Marina has 219 docking spaces and is protected by a new floating wave break that was installed in 2020. The Burlington Sailing and Boating Club and the Able Sail program offer sailing programs at the Marina. In addition, the City has a public boat launch at the Marina that is protected by the floating wave break.
For more information on the LaSalle Park Community Marina, visit burlington.ca/marina
RELATED LINKS & RESOURCES:
- Burlington Council Approves Directing Staff to look into City Temporarily Assuming LaSalle Park Community Marina Operations for 2022 Season
- LaSalle Park Community Marina: burlington.ca/marina
- LPMA: burlbay.com/lasalle-park-marina-association.php
- Media release, May 6, LaSalle Park Community Marina and boat launch update