St. Marys Park Patrol

Park Patrol releases top five by-laws contravened in St. Marys

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St. Marys new Park Patrol are working hard to educate the public about the Town’s by-laws. While most residents are aware of the by-laws, there are a few by-laws that residents could benefit from additional education.

“Our first few weeks patrolling St. Marys have been very positive.” Says Marcel Lundrigan, Park Patrol for Town of St. Marys, “Many residents have approached us, asked questions, and expressed their appreciation in seeing us patrolling the town. We have however, found there to be a few common trends in which by-laws residents need reminding of.”

Residents are reminded of the following by-laws and are encouraged to visit for more details:

Traffic and Parking

  • Bicycles are not permitted on sidewalks in the downtown core.
  • Persons under the age of 14 may use sidewalks outside of the downtown core to bicycle.
  • Vehicle U-turns are not permitted in the downtown core.
  • ATVs are not permitted on roads or road allowances.
  • Parking is not permitted in the downtown core between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Between May 1 and October 30, vehicles are permitted to park on roads outside of the downtown core between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Parking in the downtown core is restricted to three hours.

Animal Control:

  • All cats and dogs must be licenced on an annual basis.
  • All dog and cat excrement must be picked up.
  • All cats and dogs must be leashed when on public property including trails and parks.

Open Air Burning:

  • No fires are allowed unless in possession of an open air burning permit.
  • All locations of a proposed fire must be inspected by the Fire Chief.
  • Fires are not permitted on public property including trails and parks.


  • Fishing only is permitted at the west quarry (fishing quarry).
  • There is no swimming or boating permitted in the west quarry.


  • No smoking on:
    • Trails
    • In the parks and playgrounds, or
    • On municipal property including the Municipal Operations Centre, Pyramid Recreation Centre, Museum, Library, Town Hall and Cemetery

The Park Patrol have been appointed as municipal law enforcement officers and have the authority to issue by-law infraction notices when someone is found to be in contravention of the by-law.

Additional information on by-laws for the Town of St. Marys can be found at Any questions regarding by-laws or enforcement can be directed to the Clerks Department at 519-284-2340, ext. 212 or, or spoken directly with the Park Patrol when seen around town.

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