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 closed due to the covid19 pandemic.  

Splashpads are now open with the following measures in place: 


  • 3 locations opening – Pinafore, Waterworks, 1Password on Canada day to Labour Day from 10am-8pm
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs, no picnic tables providedProvincial order of no groups over 10, maintain 2 m distance from others
  • Limit your time to allow for more people to use, if its busy come back at another time
  • If you have a sprinkler at home, please consider others that may not and will need this service
  • Playgrounds remain closed at all locations
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance, along with Porto johns that will be cleaned regularly at each location
  • Each splashpad to be power washed each morning prior to opening, no other sanitizing happening through out the day.

Music in the Park


**** 2020 season cancelled due to Covid 19 

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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.