Pinafore Park

95 Elm Street, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 1H7

Pinafore Park Tennis and Pickleball Courts


Washrooms, hydro and water are available from the first Saturday in May until September 30th (weather permitting).

Memory Garden
Music In the Park

picture of Cygnets taken on June 26 at Pinafore Park

Thought to be named after a popular Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, Pinafore Park was first developed by the St. Thomas Street Railway Company in the later years of the 19th century. It was their hope that a recreational feature would encourage passenger traffic on the newly electrified railway. 

Many changes have taken place since 1863, yet Pinafore Park still remains a unique spot for recreation and pleasure with something to offer everyone. Century old pavilions nestled among towering trees provide an ideal setting for family picnics. The beautiful flower displays created each year are the product of the hard work of our parks crews.  

Pinafore Park is oriented to the active outdoor enthusiast with hiking and cross-country ski trails, tennis courts and its first-class ball stadium, Emslie Field. In addition to its beauty and accessible layout, Pinafore boasts a wildlife sanctuary, a small lake, the Rotary Splashpad, accessible playground equipment and the magnificent Morris F. Jones Memorial Bandshell for the music lover. 

Within Pinafore Park, there are 5 park pavilions that can be rented for family reunions, birthday parties, staff gatherings, wedding receptions and more! Each pavilion is unique, but all offer access to water and hydro.  To book one of these facilities please call 519-633-7112.

children playing baseball with no smoking regulations stated

Special Thank you to Canadian Heritage for their support for the CANADA DAY JULY 1st FIREWORKS Celebrations.  

Thank you to the St. Thomas Kinsmen Club for the 2017 fireworks display at Pinafore Park.

Photo of Fireworks at Canada Day Celebration - Pinafore Park


Memory Garden

Memory Garden wall in Pinafore Park

The Memory Garden is a beautiful area located at the front entrance of the park where loved ones, friends and family are recognized and remembered with a brass leaf plaque located on one of the monumental trees. Please call the Parks and Recreation Department 519-633-7112 if you are interested in purchasing a leaf or download the memory leaf application form. Each leaf consists of 3 lines (roughly 44 characters). Line 1 allows 12 characters, line 2 allows 17 characters and line 3 allows 15

Music in the Park

Join us at the Morris F Jones Memorial Bandshell each Sunday 6 pm for Music in the Park offered throughout June, July, and August.  It's a lovely, relaxing way to spend your Sunday evenings in glorious Pinafore Park. Showcasing local musical talent each week.  All concerts 2 hours in length unless otherwise stated. Performers will be collecting donations for their performances.


From Talbot Street, drive south on Elgin Street. Turn left on Elm Street and look for the Park sign on the right.

From Sunset Road (Highway 4), drive south and turn left at the lights onto Elm Street. Continue through the intersection of Wilson and Elm and the park entrance is on your right.


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