The project is ahead of schedule and will be completed mid May. The contractor is installing the curb and will be starting to pave next week. On Monday, May 1st (weather dependent), lane restrictions at the intersection of Talbot Street and First Avenue will be in place from 9pm until 7:30am the next morning to complete the paving of the intersection. Westbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, Eastbound traffic on Talbot will be able to turn northbound onto First Avenue, and Southbound traffic on First Avenue will be able to turn westbound onto Talbot Street, all other movements will be restricted.
2 South Edgeware Road, St. Thomas, ON, N5P 3H4
Splashpad is closed for the season.
Within Waterworks Park, there are 2 pavilions that can be rented for family reunions, birthday parties, staff gatherings, wedding receptions and more. Both pavilions offer access to water and hydro.
For booking information, please call 519-633-7112.
Washrooms are opened the first Saturday in May and closed September 30th for winterization.
The first publicly owned park in St. Thomas, Waterworks Park originated in the early 1900s as a small area around the Public Utilities Commission's, (PUC), pumping station and water treatment plant. About twenty-five acres, (10 hectares), not needed for waterworks purposes were retained as a place of recreation for the citizens of the city and district. Once a tangled willow swamp, the PUC developed beautiful water gardens to the north of the plant beginning in 1932. These gardens exist to this day, being cared for by City of St. Thomas Parks Division since 1969.
To create the park's tranquil setting and natural appeal, five thousand plantings of brilliant flowering annuals among ornamental shrubbery, surround the neatly tended lawns, banks and unique bridges.
Be sure to watch for Waterworks resident Kingfisher, Blue Heron, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk and American Kestrel.
Waterworks emphasizes the quieter forms of family recreation. You'll enjoy a pleasant stroll across arched foot bridges which join a chain of tiny islands where water lilies, goldfish and other wildlife are found swimming amongst exotic water lillies. An ideal spot for any type of nature study!
A trip to the top of the hill on the east side of the park reveals an attractive view of the valley and the dam which creates a beautiful reservoir where you can stretch out on the bank and drop a fishing line or have a picnic while surrounded by acres of reforested banks and highlands.
To the south, Waterworks provides a large playground, a new splash pad open in July and August and picturesque nature and ski trails. Two roomy reservable shelters among cooling shade trees are part of the fine picnic facilities within the park. Beautiful colourful flowers arranged across spacious lawns and the splendid rustic characteristics of Waterworks Park make this an artist's and photographer's delight and a favourite site for wedding pictures.
From Talbot Street, drive north on First Avenue to South Edgeware Road and turn left, follow this into the park!
Please be advised that construction will start on Elm Street from Centennial Avenue to east of Tyke Road for underground storm sewer installation. The construction will start on Monday, May 1, 2017 with traffic control and lane restriction in place until the end of May 2017. Please follow traffic control signs and personnel on site in order to navigate through the construction zone safely.
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.
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