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There are 209 parks within the City of Windsor, comprising approximately 2,500 acres of parks, open space and natural areas.

A number of parks are listed below.  Click a specific amenity, to filter by that amenity. For location information of all parks within Windsor, please visit MappMyCity.​​

AKO Park

Originally established as Rossini Park in 1951, the Alpha Kai Omega (AKO)Fraternity began exploring how to become involved in the future development of the park when the City was constructing an athle...

Alexander Park

Ideal location for smaller weddings in the gazebo with excellent views of the Detroit River. 
Named in honour of Viscount Alexander of Tunis, Canada's Governor General in 1959.
Healing Garden:...

Alton C. Parker Park

Alton C. Parker Statue

Alton C. Parker was a member of the Windsor Police Department for 28 years. He distinguished himself throughout his career. He became Canada's first African-Canadian de...

Alton Parker Park

This neighbourhood park was named in honour of Alton C. Parker, the first black officer on the Windsor Police Force. Alton Parker began his career in 1942, and in 1953 he became the first black detect...

Ambassador Park

Ambassador Park is part of a three-park group which includes Assumption Park and Centennial Park along the Detroit River. Walkers and cyclists using the path called the Roy Battagello Riverwalk pass t...

Assumption Park

Assumption Park was the location of the first Roman Catholic Parish west of Montreal, Assumption Parish, built in 1787. Until 1952, Assumption Park was part of Assumption College, today known as the U...

Atkinson Park

Atkinson Park is a busy, vibrant recreational facility. A soccer field, outdoor swimming pool and skateboard park attract local youth. The outdoor pool is open from late June until Labour Day.
Fri...

Bellewood Park

Bellewood Park is a six-acre neighbourhood park funded by the City of Windsor and Wintario.

Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens

The Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens are named in honour of the former mayor who worked tirelessly to protect the riverfront from development. During his 40 years of public service, including eight years a...

Black Oak Heritage Park

Black Oak Heritage Park supports one of the finest stands of black oak in Southwestern Ontario and is home to such nesting birds as Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Bluebird and Cooper...

Broadway Park

Dog Park Temporary Closure:
The off-leash dog park in Broadway Park has been temporarily closed since December 2015 due to construction in the area for the new bridge plaza.
In 2004, a portio...

Captain Wilson Park

Captain John Wilson was a Windsor fire fighter who died February 1955, three hours after rescuing a child from a burning house. He suffered heart failure due to smoke inhalation. 2005 was the 50th ann...

Centennial Park

Centennial Park was officially dedicated and opened on July 1, 1967, Canada's 100th birthday. A time capsule, donated by the Ingram family, was sealed that day and will be opened in the year 2067. The...

Central Park

Many changes have been made to Central Park over the years to ensure that it remains a vibrant recreational location in South Windsor. The outdoor pool is now a leisure pool with a beach entry, water...

Cora Greenwood Park

Cora Greenwood Park was developed in 2001-2002 and is a six-acre neighbourhood park. It is a popular baseball park.

Coventry Gardens

A showplace and tourist attraction on the banks of the Detroit River, Coventry Garden was designed for relaxation and recreation and as a place of civic pride. It features the Peace Fountain, the only...

Dieppe Gardens

Dieppe Gardens are named in memory of the many members of the Essex-Kent Scottish Regiment who lost their lives during the World War II landing at Dieppe, France in 1942. The park is heavily planted w...

East End Park

Located in a relatively secluded area at the end of Clairview Street, this sparsely wooded three-acre park includes some recreational amenities.

East Riverside Park

This 45-acre park features walking and cycling trails within a naturalized setting. It is a great location for picnicking and relaxing by Blue Heron Lake.
Highlights
Blue Heron Lake

Ford Test Track

Ford Test Track, a 59-acre park, is a major venue for local sports activities. The Ford Test Track was the original test track facility for Ford Motor Company of Canada. In 1979 Ford agreed to lease t...

Forest Glade Optimist Park

Forest Glade Optimist Park is a 30-acre park which offers a variety of year-round recreation options for people of all ages including an arena, community centre and library. The park also features a s...

Ganatchio Trail

Named after the Indian word for Lake St.Clair, the trail features a two-lane paved pathway catering to rollerbladers, joggers, cyclists and walkers.
Ganatchio Trail is part of the Windsor Trail, w...

Garry Dugal Park

Drouillard Park is an active recreational spot year-round, thanks to its array of recreational facilities. The park was created to augment the activities of Gino A. Marcus Community Complex and provid...

Herb Gray Nature Reserve

The Herb Gray Nature Reserve is a part of the Southwood Lakes development. The wooded preserve in Southwood Lakes was dedicated in 1995, as a tribute to the Honourable Herb Gray, MP in appreciation of...

Jackson Park

Jackson Park, with its more than 10,000 plants, is undoubtedly one of Windsor's foremost attractions. Visitors to the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Garden's can enjoy the flowers of the season: hundreds o...

Joan and Clifford Hatch Wildflower Garden

The Wildflower Garden's sculpted layout is inspired by the gentle waves and steady current of the Detroit River. The restorative landscaping with an emphasis on native plants and wildflowers was desig...

Lakeshore Woods

The City purchased the land for Lakeshore Woods from a developer in 1997. The area contains two woodlots and will soon contain two trails through these woodlots. Lakeshore Woods is currently under dev...

Lanspeary Park

Lanspeary Park, an 11-acre park, was developed with the assistance of the Lions Club of Windsor. It is the site of the annual Windsor Labour Day festival.
Lanspeary Park also houses the Parks and...

Little River Corridor

Little River Corridor provides a strategic link between Forest Glade and Riverside Drive. It offers residents a picturesque walking route between two growing communities.
Numerous trail systems ru...

Malden Park

This 175-acre park features the highest hill in Essex County. Naturalized biking and cycling trails wind up and down the hills and through paved and wood chipped trails.
The Malden Park Visitor Ce...

Matthew Rodzik Park

This neighbourhood park was named after a pioneer in the metal stamping industry in Windsor, Matthew Rodzik. It total 5.56 acres and provides recreational opportunities for the community
Highlight...

McKee Park

At the foot of Chewitt Street between Russell Street and the Detroit River
McKee Park represents the City's first effort to provide public access to local boaters.
Highlights
Free public b...

Mic Mac Park

Although immaculately groomed, Mic Mac Park is perhaps best known today as the home of both the Windsor Athletic Association and the Windsor Chiefs Baseball Club. It boasts facilities for almost every...

Mitchell Park

Mitchell Park is named in honour of Frank J. Mitchell, Windsor's Chief Magistrate from 1924-1926. Mitchell Park is a multipurpose facility, complete with soccer and football fields, a basketball court...

Ojibway Park

Ojibway Park is the hub of activity at the Ojibway Prairie Complex. Most visitors initially visit here before exploring other regions of the Complex. Ojibway Park features an excellent Nature Centre a...

Optimist Memorial Park

Frank L. Mallory Optimist-Memorial Park provides more than 50 acres of parkland. Originally named Senator Kennedy Park, Memorial Park was first established in 1925. The site boasts a magnificent stand...

Paul Martin Gardens

Paul Martin Gardens was established in Willistead Park in 1995. It has become a popular venue for wedding photography because of the abundance of flowering perennials and roses. Reservations for weddi...

Peche Island

Peche Island, a 100-acre island was purchased by Hiram Walker in 1883. Walker used the island for a summer place, and his buildings included a stable, large home, greenhouse, and icehouse. The propert...

Realtor Park

The Riverside Minor Baseball Association has been utilizing the park's Maheux Field for several years now, and the multi-purpose field (ideally suited for football, soccer or rugby games) is usually b...

Reaume Park

A showplace and tourist attraction on the banks of the Detroit River, Reaume Park was designed for relaxation, recreation and as a place of civic pride. It features the Peace Fountain, the only intern...

Remington Booster Park

Remington Booster Park boasts an enviable collection of facilities for all four seasons. During 2000-2002, the pool was totally rebuilt, and a spray pad and tot pool were added. In 2004, an outdoor wa...

Riverside Baseball Park

Home of the Riverside Baseball Park, this popular sports-oriented park is well equipped. The park, originally named St. Rose Park, was renamed in 1999 to honour the Riverside Baseball Club and their u...

Sandpoint Park

This five-acre site is easily the most popular beach in the city. During the hottest months of the year, the sandy site is a veritable magnet, attracting both dedicated sun worshippers and those seeki...

Shanfield Shores

The Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair in partnership with the City of Windsor Parks and Recreation Department has built a gazebo and park on the vacant riverfront land.
Highlights

Pavilion...

Stop 26 Beach

Stop 26 Beach is generally known today as "The Beach", a name it shares with Ganatchio and Sandpoint parks, which are located to the immediate west. Stop 26 Beach is used mostly for windsurf...

Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park

Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park, named after the tallgrass prairie which once dominated central North America, contains the largest pond system in the Ojibway Complex. Also in this park is the largest...

Veterans' Memorial Park

Veterans' Memorial Park is an active park equipped with tennis courts, and a softball diamond.

Walker Homesite Park

The Walker Homesite Trail parallels Walker Homesite Park connecting it with Hall Farm Park and Devonwood Conservation Area.

Wigle Park

Established in 1908, Wigle Park was Windsor's first official park, and the field house remains the oldest in the city.

Willistead Park

The property surrounding Willistead Manor, appropriately named Willistead Park, contains over 300 trees, including Windsor's only persimmon, a tree native to the southern United States. As well, the p...

Windsor Sculpture Park

Windsor's chain of riverfront parks located on Riverside Drive West from the Ambassador Bridge to Church Street, is home to the Windsor Sculpture Park. The park features large-scale contemporary sculp...

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 Contact Us

 
Parks and Recreation

2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
Canada
N8X 3N6

Telephone: For general information, call 311​
For detailed inquiries, call (519) 253-2300 
Fax:(519) 255-7990 
Email: parkrec@citywindsor.ca​