2020 Season Cancelled due to Covid-19
LaSalle Park Marina, Burlington's Community Marina
About the Marina
LaSalle Park Marina Association is very concerned with the safety of our members, our clients, our staff, our volunteers, and the community in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our Board Members are meeting virtually to review information regularly and we are following the guidance of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health to prepare and plan for the months ahead. The Board of Directors in consultation with the City of Burlington made the decision to not open for the 2020 season. Please check this page for updates.
There are several options to participate from short term to part season to full seasonal dock rental Membership and Lifetime (Legacy) Membership.
Brief overview: The LaSalle Park Marina Association (LPMA) and the LaSalle Park Marina were established in 1981 (by a group of area Boaters in consultation with the City) and exist, as defined under the Corporations Act, as a Not-For-Profit Organization. The Marina operated under a Joint Venture Agreement between the City of Burlington with the LaSalle Park Marina Association that expired on October 31, 2019. As of October 31, 2019, a new arrangement was made with the City in conjunction with a new wave break installation. The Marina is operated by the LaSalle Park Marina Association (LPMA) under a Licence and Operating Agreement with the City of Burlington (the owner of title)
The LPMA has a Board of Directors, elected from its Legacy Members, which report to the Membership and City of Burlington.
The Marina continues to operate as a membership and volunteer based, self-help entity.
To maximize the recreational boating experience at LaSalle, the LPMA work closely with the BSBC which is a valued, but separate, sister organization. The LPMA encourage persons to become Members of both organizations and contend there is significant value in so doing.
The LPMA has undertaken a fixed rate debenture loan from the City as part of its dock replacement program affecting years 2017-26 at $27,382 a year. The costs of this fixed rate debt service are included in your fee.
LaSalle Park Marina is fully wheelchair accessible.
Stewardship of the Marina and Association
- City of Burlington's Community Marina
- The City of Burlington owns the wave break and the Marina
- LaSalle park Marina Association runs and operates the Marina
- LaSalle Park Marina opened spring 1981
- LaSalle Park Marina Association is an unpaid, all volunteer, not for profit Corporation officially incorporated April 16, 1982
LaSalle Park Marina Awards
- LaSalle Park Marina and Association are an international Blue Flag Eco Award Certified Marina, the first on Lake Ontario
- LaSalle Park Marina and Association are also top 5 Anchor Platinum Eco Award Certified
- LaSalle Park Marina and Association were the first top 5 Anchor Eco Awarded Marina anywhere. The Award was presented by the Federal and Ontario Ministers of the Environment at CCIW in 2005
- LaSalle Park Marina and Association were presented the City's Community Accessibility Committee BUILD Environment Award in 2013 for its support of disabled sailing and Burlington Able Sail
Since the Marina's founding in 1981, LPMA's Annual Financial Statements and General Meeting Minutes are reported annually to the City of Burlington as well as to the Membership.
Subject to you conducting your own due diligence, we respectfully suggest there is a significant long term advantage, or enhanced perceived value, in becoming a LPMA Lifetime (Legacy) Member.
Please note: Legacy Members are not purchasing property or a slip, but rather a preferred right of use.
Details on becoming a NEW Lifetime Legacy Member will be posted on this website in due course.
Whichever option you choose, please consider making LaSalle Park Marina your home.
This is not a prospectus..
Also see the City of Burlington website: City of Burlington
Please Contact the Manager for further information at:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN DOES THE MARINA OPEN?
We target our opening for the second weekend in May. This is sometimes delayed due to weather conditions. You are not allowed into the marina until the opening date as it is a construction site and will be locked. This season the scheduled opening date is May 9 th. Be aware of the BSBC lift-in dates as the ramp and lower lot access will be closed.
WHEN DOES THE MARINA CLOSE?
The Marina typically closes on Thanksgiving - this may vary from year to year, watch the Bulletin Board for updates. All boats MUST be out by closing date.
DOES THE MARINA OFFER LIFT IN/OUT SERVICE AND WINTER STORAGE?
No, however, the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club do offer these services for their club members. Please refer to the Burlington Sailing and Boating Club section of this website for details on joining the club.
DOES THE MARINA ACCEPT E TRANSFERS?
Yes, email - email@example.com We also accept Cash and Cheques payable to LaSalle Park Marina Association
I’M NEW TO BOATING, HOW SHOULD I SAFELY TIE UP MY BOAT?
The Great Lakes are not like small lakes “up north” and require proper tie up procedures. Based on boat size, boats require proper size lines and the proper amount of lines in order to secure safely. Please refer to Marina Bulletin Board for posted tie-up diagram. Marina staff will be happy to assist you, please let us know if you are unsure. If we see that a boat is not properly secured, we will contact you to make it right.
DOES THE MARINA HAVE ELECTRICAL SERVICES?
Yes, on a ‘shared’ basis. Individual boats do not have their own service. Our rule is : you may plug in to the power source, if you are on your boat. We ask that you unplug when you leave your boat. If the outlet closest to your boat is in use and the owner is not on-board to ask, you may unplug and use the service. When you leave, please plug the other boat back in. If you require full time electrical service, this may not be the place for you. We are investigating future electrical upgrades.
CAN I USE ANY ELECTRIC EXTENSION CORD ON THE DOCKS?
Only proper marina specific 30 amp electrical power and extension cords may be used. All other cords are not allowed. Do not let cords drop/droop into the water as this can be deadly. We will monitor and unplug all unsuitable cords & plug ins. A second time and you won’t be allowed electrical use or you may be expelled.
IS WATER AVAILABLE?
Yes, non potable water is available on the docks for boat washing. Drinking water is available on the pier, near the pump-out.
DO I NEED INSURANCE TO BE IN THE MARINA?
Yes, every boat must be covered by insurance with minimum $2 million dollar 3rd party liability coverage. You must submit proof of insurance in your name. All boats in the marina must be in the name of the Legacy Member or Rental Member.
WHEN ARE DOCK FEES DUE?
All rental fees are due upfront, before the boat is in the marina. Legacy Member fees are due March 15 th annually. We do not offer instalment plans.
MAY I USE A BARBECUE ON DOCKS?
No, BBQ’s are not allowed on the docks. Proper marine BBQ’s installed on your boat are allowed to be used with care, if you have a fire extinguisher on hand. All registered marina users are welcome to use the BBQ’s on the shared Barbecue dock.
AM I ABLE TO CHANGE SLIPS IF I DO NOT LIKE THE ONE ASSIGNED TO ME?
Docks may be re-assigned only by the Marina Manager. Several factors are considered when assigning docks - seniority, boat size, boat type etc. We will hold docks from previous year if your application and payment is received by April 15 th.
AM I ABLE TO LET ANOTHER PERSON IN THROUGH LOCKED GATE ENTRANCE?
No, marina members pay for security. Guests are welcome, Marina members must accompany their guests at all times within the marina and are responsible for their conduct.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I AM CONCERNED WITH DOCKING IN A STORM?
Any time that you fear hitting another boat around you, we recommend that you dock at the pier. Storms usually do not last long, then you may proceed to your dock. Remember, you are responsible for any damage to another boat or marina facility, including docks. You are required to inform the Marina Manager immediately regarding any incident.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A SEASONAL DOCK?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address, boat size and boat type and we will forward an application package to you. In spring and summer months drop by the marina office during business hours.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SEE SOMETHING THAT LOOKS UNUSUAL OR UNSAFE AT THE MARINA?
Please inform the Marina Manager immediately to report any incidents or deficiencies.
HOW DO I GET INFORMATION DURING THE YEAR REGARDING THE MARINA?
Please refer to the Bulletin Board in the marina and keep your email address up to date to receive updates.
DOES THE MARINA HAVE AN EMERGENCY DEFIBRILLATOR?
Yes, located in a cabinet on the main walkway between the Bulletin Board and the Electrical panel. It is a smart device that guides the user through the process. It can be a lifesaver.