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Washrooms, hydro and water are available from the first Saturday in May until September 30th (weather permitting).
Thought to be named after a popular Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, Pinafore Park was first developed by the St. Thomas Street Railway Company in the later years of the 19th century. It was their hope that a recreational feature would encourage passenger traffic on the newly electrified railway.
Many changes have taken place since 1863, yet Pinafore Park still remains a unique spot for recreation and pleasure with something to offer everyone. Century old pavilions nestled among towering trees provide an ideal setting for family picnics. The beautiful flower displays created each year are the product of the hard work of our parks crews.
Pinafore Park is oriented to the active outdoor enthusiast with hiking and cross-country ski trails, tennis courts and its first-class ball stadium, Emslie Field. In addition to its beauty and accessible layout, Pinafore boasts a wildlife sanctuary, a small lake, the Rotary Splashpad, accessible playground equipment and the magnificent Morris F. Jones Memorial Bandshell for the music lover.
Within Pinafore Park, there are 5 park pavilions that can be rented for family reunions, birthday parties, staff gatherings, wedding receptions and more! Each pavilion is unique, but all offer access to water and hydro. To book one of these facilities please call 519-633-7112.
Special Thank you to Canadian Heritage for their support for the CANADA DAY JULY 1st FIREWORKS Celebrations.
Thank you to the St. Thomas Kinsmen Club for the 2016 fireworks display at Pinafore Park.
The Memory Garden is a beautiful area located at the front entrance of the park where loved ones, friends and family are recognized and remembered with a brass leaf plaque located on one of the monumental trees. Please call the Parks and Recreation Department 519-633-7112 if you are interested in purchasing a leaf or download the memory leaf application form. Each leaf consists of 3 lines (roughly 44 characters). Line 1 allows 12 characters, line 2 allows 17 characters and line 3 allows 15
Join us at the Morris F Jones Memorial Bandshell each Sunday 6 pm for Music in the Park offered throughout June, July, and August. It's a lovely, relaxing way to spend your Sunday evenings in glorious Pinafore Park. Showcasing local musical talent each week. All concerts 2 hours in length unless otherwise stated. Performers will be collecting donations for their performances.
August 7, 6:30 pm • Room for Error (blues and classic rock)
August 7, 7:15 pm • High Maintenance (country)
August 14, 1 pm - 8 pm • Meg & Friends ALS Concert (various)
August 21, 6 pm • Studio Arts Expo (a wide variety of everything)
August 28, 6 pm • Dennis Wiley & Friends (country & various)
From Talbot Street, drive south on Elgin Street. Turn left on Elm Street and look for the Park sign on the right.
From Sunset Road (Highway 4), drive south and turn left at the lights onto Elm Street. Continue through the intersection of Wilson and Elm and the park entrance is on your right.
We are excited to announce that construction of the Gateway Roundabout at the Sunset Drive and Wellington Road intersection will be starting the week of March 27th with completion by the end of June.
Effective March 21, 2017 the Community Recycling Centre will be returning to its full time operating hours. The site will be open Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m to 3 p.m. Household hazardous waste is accepted on Saturdays only.
For more information on accepted waste types and associated costs, please visit the Community Recycling Centre page.
The First Avenue Widening project between Talbot Street and Steele Street will start the week of March 13 and be completed in June.
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