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Parks and Forestry

Jackson Park Fountain and Gardens

Parks and Recreation provides residents and visitors with approximately 2,527 acres of green space within the City of Windsor's 202 parks featuring magnificent gardens, sculptures, numerous monuments and fountains, sport fields, play units, and picnic areas. For location information of all parks within Windsor, please visit MappMyCity.

Parks By-law 131-2019

In December 2019 City Council voted on and approved an updated version of our Parks By-Law, which is available to read or download (see By-Laws Online).

Metal Detecting Permits are Now Available

Please read the Protocol for Metal Detecting in City Parks and use Reporting Form for Metal Detecting to report any discoveries. For more information on how to obtain your permit, please contact Graham Reid at 519-253-2300, extension 2721. 


Winter Management

Our winter management works have begun in Spring Garden Natural Area, Black Oak Heritage Park and Ojibway Park. This Winter Management Works document includes a description of the work taking place. This YouTube video explains the process and reason for prescribed burn breaks. Please call Ojibway Prairie Complex at 519-966-5852 with any comments or concerns.

Update from Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority:

As part of the ongoing Gordie Howe International Bridge project, a temporary detour is required for businesses currently using Broadway Avenue to access their facilities. A section of the road immediately west of the Essex Terminal Railway tracks requires paving. This work is scheduled to begin May 14, 2018 and is anticipated to take four to six weeks. Through traffic will not be permitted on Broadway Avenue during this time. Signage indicating the road closure will be in place at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Ojibway Parkway.

Effective May 14, 2018, access to Black Oak Heritage Park will be from Sandwich Street via Ojibway Parkway.

This map illustrating the new access route was provided by the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority for your reference. Signage indicating local business access will be in place at the intersection of Sandwich Street and Ojibway Parkway.

During the detour, drivers should exercise caution when travelling on the perimeter access road, as construction equipment and vehicles may be present. At times, vehicles may be directed by traffic flaggers.

Annual Perennial Sale

The City of Windsor is reluctantly announcing the cancellation of The Annual Rose and Perennial Sale at the Lanspeary Park Greenhouse on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Due to facility closures and social distancing requirements of COVID-19 and the impact on staff who are counted on to organize the sale, the cancellation is deemed unavoidable. Please read the full statement on cancellation in this news release


Existing Accessible Playgrounds

The Parks Department in the City of Windsor is designing and constructing new spaces for our children to exercise, play, and imagine. While continually working to redesign, upgrade and renew our parks as places for people to relax and refresh, Parks has implemented a number of new accessible playgrounds across the city since 2012. Find one near you using MappMyCity.

  • Alexander Park - beach theme
  • Atkinson Park - crazy colours theme
  • Avon Court Park
  • Aylmer Comfort Station - pirate ship theme
  • Bellewood Park - forest theme
  • Bridgeview Park
  • Bruce Park
  • Brumpton Park
  • Bush Park
  • Captain Wilson Park - firefighter theme
  • Caron Avenue Pumping Station - NFL Boundless Playground
  • Central Park– garden creatures theme
  • Dawson Park
  • Devonshire Heights Park
  • Elizabeth Kishkon Park (formerly Lakeshore Woods Park)
  • Flora Park
  • Fontainebleu Park – outdoor adventure theme
  • Ford Test Track Park - automotive theme
  • Goldenwood Park
  • Hall Farms Park - aviation theme
  • Holburn Park
  • Jackson Park – botanical theme
  • Kimmy Lucier Park - music theme
  • Kiwanis Park - lighthouse aquatic theme
  • Lake Como Park
  • Lanspeary Park
  • Leafield Park
  • Little River Acres Park - castle theme
  • Malden Park - construction theme
  • Marguriet Park
  • Mark Park
  • Meadowbrook Park
  • Mic Mac Park - prehistoric theme
  • Miracle Field - baseball theme
  • Mitchell Park
  • North Talbot Park - wild west theme
  • Oak Elm Park
  • Oakwood Park
  • Parent Park
  • Polonia Park - dinosaur theme
  • Realtor Park - train theme
  • Remington Booster Park - space ship theme
  • South Cameron Woodlot - woodland theme
  • Stodgell Park
  • Superior Park
  • Tilston South Park
  • Walker Homesite Park
  • Wigle Park - sports theme
  • Ypres Park 

Use MappMyCity to help locate the parks.


For more information, please contact:

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

 

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