The Splashpads at Pinafore and Waterworks park are now open for the season. Thank you for your patience.


Use, Protection and Regulation of Parks and Recreation Areas in the City of St. Thomas By-Law 111-2008

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! Now selling benches around Lake Margaret and at Jumbo.

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:

June 16  1290 (various)
June 23  Stevie's Sliders (big band)
June 30  Nick Ewanick (various)
July 7      Traci Kennedy  (country)  
July 14    Chris Casserly & the Keepsakes (various)
July 21    FarFrumNormal (various)
July 28    TBD
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.

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


People watching Movie in the Park

2019 Date: Saturday July 20, rain date July 27
Time: Dusk (8:30pm)
Location: Pinafore Park Bandshell
Movie: The Lego Movie Part 2
Admission: Free with canned goods, non-perishables and feminine hygiene products for the Caring Cupboard

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.