Tree Permit Information

Private Tree By-Law Amendment 2019

Private Property Tree By-Law

Private Property Tree Permit Application to Injure or Remove Tree(s)

Municipal Tree Bylaw Amendment 2019

Municipal Tree By-Law

How to hire an Arborist

Arborist Checklist

If you are looking to have a tree removed on your property:  Bring above completed permit application, arborist report and $100.00 to the Joe Thornton Community Centre.
Waterworks splashpad has reopened.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked to correct the issues.

Parks and Recreation Facilities, Jaycees Pool and Summer Camps Update - June 10, 2020


In response to Ontario's Phase 2 announcements from the Premier on Monday June 8, City staff are taking a cautious approach in cooperation with our Municipal partners in Oxford/Elgin along with Southwestern Public Health to determine the best next steps.

Although Premier Ford has indicated that some of these facilities may be open on Friday June 12, we need to determine a consistent and safe way to be able to deliver these services at the appropriate time, as the City remains under a State of Emergency.

As opening details become available we will share them with you.

Thank you for your continued patience as we navigate through this challenging time.

reminder to please take trash out with you while visiting parks or trails

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*** Due to the Covid 19 virus, PA Day Camps, Summer Camp and Aquatics may be cancelled. If you have already registered online for a program or you still plan to do so, a refund will be provided if any programs are unable to run due to related closures.

Visit the administrative office located inside the Joe Thornton Community Centre at 75 Caso Crossing. Office Hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 519-633-7112.

STARS Tickets are available at the door - General admission or call Stars Office: 519-633-7077


Public Notice of Pesticide Use

City of St. Thomas-Parks and Forestry Department

The City of St. Thomas intends to control annual and perennial weeds in the areas listed below.

Talbot Street, running East and West from First Ave to Stanley St. Running North and South, one block in each direction off Talbot Street from First Ave to Stanley St., all traffic islands within city limits, all city owned parking lots, Pinafore Park, Waterworks Park and 1Password Park.

Weeds growing in cracks and crevices will be treated to help lower long-term maintenance costs.

The following pesticide will be used, AXXE BROAD SPECTRUM HERBICIDE registration #32719 (Ammonium Salt of Fatty Acid, 36.0%), under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) No adjuvants or surfactants will be added to the tank.

Commencing on May 1st, 2020 weather permitting, with a final application date no later than Oct 31st, 2020.

For more information contact City of St Thomas Customer Service:
Customer Service can be reached via phone at 519-631-1680, press "0" or by e-mail.  Collect calls accepted.

Charles Adam
Weed Control Technician, Exterminator Licence #L-212-1074837107
Parks And Forestry Department, City of St. Thomas

Goose Management Program Information
Use, Protection and Regulation of Parks and Recreation Areas in the City of St. Thomas - By-Law 96-2019
Gift Certificates

Looking for a unique Birthday present? Purchase a gift certificate, for your choice of dollar value, that would then be redeemable towards any of our upcoming winter programs, ice rental, room rental, birthday party, wedding celebration, stag and doe!!!!!

We will personalize your certificate!!!!!

Call the Parks and Recreation Department for additional information at 519-633-7112 or visit us at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office located inside the Joe Thornton Community Centre, 75 Caso Crossing (formerly 2 Third Avenue).

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