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 38 parks spread over 600 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 recpt of $1000 for your income tax purposes.
Only 2 benches left in Waterworks! 1 bench left around Lake Margaret and 2 around the playground at Pinafore Park!

The Parks and Recreation Department invites you to enjoy the beauty and recreational delights of its two 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.

Washrooms are opened daily 8am - 8pm Victoria Day weekend in May through to Labour Day in September each year (weather permitting). The outside accessible washrooms open daily 8am- 4pm outside of the above dates.

Splashpads at Pinafore and Waterworks will be open first weekend in June until September weather permitting. 

ESTPH Public Health

Music in the Park

2019 Line up:
August 4 The Country Classics Band (country)
August 11  Chris Casserly & the Keepsakes  (various)
August 18  London Chorus Sweet Adelines Int. (aCapella, barbershop style)
August 25  Dennis Wiley & Friends (country and various)

June until the end of August each summer at the Morris F. Jones Bandshell, Pinafore Park as we showcase incredible local talent for all ages!

Showtime 6pm every Sunday evening unless otherwise stated. Bring a lawn chair or take advantage of the benches at the bandshell.

Admission is free with canned goods, non-perishables and feminine hygiene products for the Caring Cupboard.

All groups perform free of charge so f
reewill donations are collected each week by the performers. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the musicians!


People watching Movie in the Park

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.