All splashpads will be closed for the season. 

The accessible public washrooms at Pinafore will be open from 8am – 6pm until Sept 27,     
7 days a week. After Sept 27, the accessible washrooms will be open from 8am - 4pm, 7 days a week through the winter months, with portable toilets stationed at the Playground.

Waterworks and 1Password will have portable toilets on site for the off-season.

Use, Protection and Regulation of Parks and Recreation Areas in the City of St. Thomas By-Law 96-2019

Visitors to St. Thomas will be impressed by our parks and recreation facilities. We have one of the most outstanding parks systems for a city its size with 43 parks spread over 700 acres.

Leave Your Mark on St. Thomas Parks!! If you are interested in purchasing a commemorative or memory bench in one of the City's beautiful parks or parkettes please contact the Administration office at 519-633-7112 for additional information. Price: $2,000.00 with a tax receipt of $1000 for your income tax purposes.
New bench locations now available at the DJ Tarry Complex, 1Password Park, Rosethorn Park, Parish Park and Orchard Park Trail.

The Parks and Recreation Department invites you to enjoy the beauty and recreational delights of its three main parks:

  • Pinafore Park, in the southwest section of the city, offers 111 acres, including a beautiful woodlot, Lake Margaret addition and numerous walking trails with major events drawing thousands of visitors each year.
  • Waterworks Park, at the northern city limits, is 100 acres, (40 hectares), of recreational trails and naturalized areas and ranks with the top beauty spots of Southern Ontario. 35 acres of managed park lands consisting of beautifully manicured gardens, pavilions, playground and splashpad.
  • 1Password Park, at the north/east section of the city, boasting a splashpad, playground, walking trails, basketball courts, pavilion, turf field and 33 soccer fields.

Music in the Park

**** 2021 season cancelled due to Covid 19 


People watching Movie in the Park

Date: TBA

Admission: Free with canned goods, non-perishables and feminine hygiene products for the Caring Cupboard. Concession items available for purchase.

This is a great opportunity to offer the community an activity that will get people of all ages out of their homes to spend quality time with family and friends. Movies in the Park is free to the public and is an extremely positive use of the park, as it showcases a beautiful setting to enjoy a summer evening. Admission is free with a donation of canned food items for the Caring Cupboard Food Bank.