Facility Updates:

As per the Provincial Order, effective January 5th The Joe Thornton Community Centre and Memorial Arena will be closed until further notice, with a reassessment January 26.

The vaccination clinic at Memorial will remain open.

All programs will be suspended until the facility reopens.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

Covid-19 Facility Ice Protocols

Covid-19 Facility Gym Protocols

Facility Occupancy

Winter Programs Flyer
Program registration is now open for online registration. https://app.bookking.ca/stthomaspub/index.asp
Programs begin in January.

Leisure Skate Flyer

Drop In Programs Flyer for Pickleball, Badminton and Adult Dance 

Public Skating

is on Sundays from 1:15pm-2:35pm @ the Joe Arena from Sunday October 17, 2021 - Sunday March 20, 2022

No Public Skating on the following Sundays:

February 27


$3.00 - 17 and under

$3.50 - 18 and over

$10.00 - Family (max of 5 skaters and must have at least 1 adult)

Max of 50 skaters on the ice as per Provincial indoor restrictions

Tree Permit Information

Private Property Tree By-Law

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

Municipal Tree Bylaw Amendment 2019

By-Law 130-2017 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.

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 and turning circles within city limits, all city owned parking lots, and all city owned parks, playgrounds, and sports complexes.
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 April 19th, 2021 with a final application date no later than Oct 31st, 2021.
For more information contact City of St Thomas Customer Service which can be reached via phone at 519-631-1680, press "0", by e-mail at [email protected] or in person on level two of City Hall, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Charles Adam
Weed Control Technician, Exterminator Licence #L-212-1074837107
Parks And Forestry Department
Municipality 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).

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.
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