As an iconic gathering place for people across the world, Niagara Parks plays host to a variety of public events, celebrations, ceremonies and festivals at its spectacular natural venues throughout the year. Niagara Parks is pleased to welcome participants, guests and organizers of the Reebok Ragnar Relay and the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon over the June 2-3 weekend and wishes to notify businesses and residents of the following temporary road closures along sections of the Niagara Parkway and Upper Rapids Boulevard for these events.
Reebok Ragnar Relay – Saturday, June 2
There will be a temporary single lane closure of a northbound lane of the Niagara Parkway between Dufferin Islands and the Toronto Power Plant building from 2 p.m. on Friday, June 1 until 1 a.m. on Sunday, June 3. The road closure will allow for event set up, execution and clean up associated with the Reebok Ragnar Relay, an overnight running relay event that starts in Cobourg, Ontario and finishes within Niagara Parks.
Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon – Sunday, June 3
Beginning at 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 3, Niagara Parks’ Roads Department will start to close the Niagara Parkway from Clifton Hill within Queen Victoria Park, to Weaver Road in Chippawa, with a final road closure in place by 5 a.m. This closure will also include access into Dufferin Islands from Burning Springs Hill Road.
Beginning at 5 a.m., all four lanes of Upper Rapids Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic and entrance into Niagara Parks’ Rapidsview Parking Lot will be provided via Portage Road.
The Niagara Parkway from Clifton Hill to Fraser Hill within Queen Victoria Park will be reopened by 9 a.m., while sections of the Parkway between Fraser Hill and Weaver Road will be reopened as the last participant completes the course, which is anticipated to occur by 12 noon.
Niagara Parks WEGO bus service between the Rapidsview Parking Lot and Table Rock Centre will commence at 10 a.m. without disruption.