Elgin Street will be closed at Gladstone Avenue on Monday, April 24, 2017 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 to connect the sewers from Gladstone Avenue to the manholes in the intersection. A detour route will be in place using Rosebery Place - Princess Avenue - Wellington Street.
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.
The City is excited to announce the Edward Street Road Rehabilitation Project will start in April. The Burwell Road Rehabilitation project will begin after Edward Street has been completed. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Projects page.
The Elgin St. Thomas Age-Friendly Committee is developing a community plan for residents of Elgin County and the City of St. Thomas. An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments support and enable older residents to lead healthy, active lives and stay involved in their communities.
The City is excited to announce that the construction of a 3m wide multi-use asphalt trail from Sauve Avenue to Penhale Avenue will start in April. Construction is expected to be complete in July 2017. For more information visit the Construction Project page.
The draft Downtown St. Thomas Heritage Conservation District Study is now available for public review. For more information please visit the Downtown St. Thomas Heritage Conservation District page. Comments are due no later than Friday, April 28, 2017.
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