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

For program registration call 519-631-1680 ext 4143 or visit the programs page to register online.

Please check out the following quick links:

Cycling Master Plan
Lake Margaret Environmental Management Plan 2010
Lake Margaret Water Quality Management Strategy 2014
Drop in programs
2018 Rates
Trails Map

Fall Leisure Skate Schedule.

*****please note blackout dates on the flyers indicating there is no program running due to other activities or bookings.

To Rent Ice, a Facility Meeting Room, or Wedding Reception: 

Available Ice
Joe Thornton Community Centre
Memorial Arena and Auditorium
Public Skating and Hockey

Municipal Alcohol Policy 2016

To rent a pavilion: Parks

To purchase a Memory Leaf: Memory Garden

Jaycees Pool information: Aquatics To register for swim lessons

Civic Awards Banquet: Honours and Awards

For further information or assistance please call the Parks and Recreation Department on our general line (519) 633-7112.

You are also welcome to visit our administrative office. We're located just inside the front entrance of the Joe Thornton Community Centre at 75 Caso Crossing (formerly 2 Third Avenue). Office Hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

 

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
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
  • Catharine Spratley, Supervisor of Parks & Forestry - (519) 631-1680 extension 5202 cspratley@stthomas.ca
  • Gary Drouin, Supervisor of Recreation Facilities - (519) 631-1680 extension 4142 or (519) 633-7112 gdrouin@stthomas.ca
  • Larry Nelson, Supervisor of Property Management - (519) 631-1680 extension 4280 lnelson@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.
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