Splashpads are open and operated by a touch activated switch at all locations between 10am-8pm daily

The accessible public washrooms at Pinafore will be open from 8am – 6pm until Sept 27,     
7 days a week. After Sept 27, the accessible washrooms will be open from 8am - 4pm, 7 days a week through the winter months, with portable toilets stationed at the Playground.

Waterworks and 1Password will have portable toilets on site for the off-season.

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 43 parks spread over 700 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: $2,500.00 with a tax receipt of $500 for your income tax purposes.
New bench locations now available at the DJ Tarry Complex, 1Password Park, Rosethorn Park, Parish Park and Orchard Park Trail.

The Parks and Recreation Department invites you to enjoy the beauty and recreational delights of its three 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.
  • 1Password Park, at the north/east section of the city, boasting a splashpad, playground, walking trails, basketball courts, pavilion, turf field and 33 soccer fields.

Music in the Park

Join us for our Music in the Park Concert Series – 2024                                                        Showcasing local musical talent each Sunday in June, July and August at the Morris F Jones Bandshell, Pinafore Park, Elm Street, St. Thomas

July 7,     6 pm •

July 14,   230 pm • Jubilee Brass of Salvation Army (35 pc brass band) 

July 21,   6 pm • FarFrum Normal (indie/soft rock)

July 28,   6 pm •  Deuce Dozen (rock, folk, country)

August 4,   6 pm • Traci Kennedy (country) 

August 11, 6 pm • Christopher Miller (acoustic country, folk and light rock) 

August 18, Railway City Music Festival (weekend event)                                                                                                                                                                                                                      August 25, 230 pm • London Chorus (acapella, barbershop)

August 25, 6 pm • Dennis Wiley & Friends (country & various)

All concerts run approx. 2 hours in length unless otherwise stated.

Benches are on location or bring a lawn chair and blanket and enjoy musical entertainment for people of all ages.

Performers will be collecting donations for their performances.  Please help support our local artists!

If you are a local artist/group and interested in participating in the Music in the Park Concert Series please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 519-631-1680 ext 4172.


People watching Movie in the Park

In partnership with The Ice Box
Date: Fridays in July, August and September as listed below

Location: Behind the Dance pavilion
Time: dusk
Bring a lawn chair or blanket

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.