Splashpads at Pinafore and Waterworks Park are both now open for the season.  Thank you for your patience!

Public Notice of Pesticide Use                                                              

City of St. Thomas-Parks and Recreation Department 
The City of St. Thomas intends to control annual and perennial weeds in the areas listed below.
albot Street, running East and West from First Ave to Stanley St. Running North and South, one block in each direction off of Talbot Street from First Ave to Stanley St, all traffic islands within city limits, all city owned parking lots, and Pinafore Park. 
Weeds growing in cracks and crevices will be sprayed to help lower long term maintenance costs. 
The following pesticide will be used, Axxe Broad Spectrum Herbicide (Registration #32719, containing active ingredient Ammonium Salt of Fatty Acid) under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) No adjuvants or surfactants will be added to the tank.
Commencing on May 15, 2019, Weather Permitting, with a final application date of October 31, 2019
For more information contact:Jamie West, Parks and Recreation Department 519 521 7058 Collect calls will be accepted from individuals calling distance. 


Parks & Recreation Master Plan

Study Purpose: To develop a community-supported plan that provides the policy framework to manage, serve and support residents and visitors with the needed parks, open space, trails, recreation and leisure recreation facilities, services and programming in a cost effective and proactive manner.

Your input is key to developing a successful Master Plan that meets our community's needs and supports a healthy, safe and active St. Thomas

You can participate in the project mapping exercise by clicking the button below.


For more information please visit our Positioned for Growth page.

Feedback, question or comments?

St. Thomas Parks and Recreation inspires and assists community members to live healthy and active lives through parks, 
open spaces, facilities, programs and services.

Quick links:
Register online here for Kids Programs 
Drop in Programs  
2019 Rates  
Joe Thornton Community Centre  
Memorial Arena and Auditorium  
Public Skating, 50 Plus Hockey and Spring Hockey  
Municipal Alcohol Policy  
Rent a pavilion  
Memory Garden for Memory Leaf Applications  
Aquatics swim lessons at Jaycees outdoor pool  

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


Tree Permit Information

Private Property Tree Permit Application

Private Tree Bylaw

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 when making application to have a tree removed on private property. 

Goose Management Program Information
Use, Protection and Regulation of Parks and Recreation Areas in the City of St. Thomas - By-Law 111-2008
Cycling Master Plan
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).

Get Your Boat License

A Pleasure Craft Operator Card is required to operate power-driven boats and watercraft in Canada - It's the Law.

Every person who operates a motorized boat in Canada must obtain proof of competency. You can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card by passing a Transport Canada Accredited boating safety test. Getting your Operator Card proves that you understand Canada's navigation rules and how to boat safely.

Boaters can obtain their official Pleasure Craft Operator Card, commonly know as a boat license or boat card, by successfully passing the BOATsmart! exam.

Meet Our Staff
  • Ross Tucker, Director of Parks, Recreation & Property Management - (519) 631-1680 extension 5201 rtucker@stthomas.ca
  • Adrienne Jefferson, Supervisor of Parks & Forestry - (519) 631-1680 extension 5202 ajefferson@stthomas.ca 
  • Gary Drouin, Supervisor of Recreation Facilities - (519) 631-1680 extension 4142 or (519) 633-7112 gdrouin@stthomas.ca
  • Ray Robichaud, Supervisor of Property Management - (519) 631-1680 extension 4280 rrobichaud@stthomas.ca
  • April Gazda, Administrative Assistant - (519) 631-1680, extension 4172 or (519) 633-7112 agazda@stthomas.ca
  • Martin Run, Booking Coordinator - (519) 631-1680, extension 4189 or (519) 633-7112 mrun@stthomas.ca
  • Michael Balderston, Program Coordinator - (519) 631-1680, extension 4143 or (519) 633-7112 mbalderston@stthomas.ca
  • Simon Clarke, Customer Service Representative - (519) 633-7112
  • Alex Connoy, Maintenance Co-ordinator - (519) 631-1680 extension 4282 aconnoy@stthomas.ca
  • Jacki Hussey, Maintenance Assistant - (519) 631-1680 extension 4281 jhussey@stthomas.ca
Key Areas of Effort
  • Facilitation: We make it easy for people to achieve their active and passive recreational goals.
  • Expertise: We provide services, programs or facilities where we are the best qualified or equipped to do so.
  • Positive Workplace Culture: We strive to build a positive workplace where all staff members can contribute to our collective success.
  • Customer Focus: We understand that we are in the business of providing courteous, efficient service to meet the needs of the community.
  • Leadership: We behave in a way that is exemplary and seek ways to introduce beneficial innovation to our community.
  • Environmental Responsibility: We protect our natural environment and we seek to employ business practices that are environmentally responsible.
  • Accountability: We accept responsibility for our actions.
  • Healthy Community: We promote a healthy community.
  • Planning for the Future: We effectively plan to meet the future needs of our community.
Lake Margaret Environmental Plan 2010
Lake Margaret Water Quality Management Study 2014
Trails Map
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