Within Waterworks Park, there are 2 pavilions Lily Pond and that can be rented for family reunions, birthday parties, staff gatherings, wedding receptions and more. Both pavilions offer access to water and hydro.
For booking information, please call 519-633-7112.
******Please note the washrooms are only open in the fall (weather permitting) on the weekends during rentals - mid October approximately closing for the winter. The washrooms will be reopened to the public after the May long weekend. The splashpads at Pinafore and Waterworks are now closed for the season and will re-open in June 2013.
The first publicly owned park in St. Thomas, Waterworks Park originated in the early 1900s as a small area around the Public Utilities Commission's, (PUC), pumping station and water treatment plant. About twenty-five acres, (10 hectares), not needed for waterworks purposes were retained as a place of recreation for the citizens of the city and district. Once a tangled willow swamp, the PUC developed beautiful water gardens to the north of the plant beginning in 1932. These gardens exist to this day, being cared for by City of St. Thomas Parks Division since 1969.
Waterworks emphasizes the quieter forms of family recreation. You'll enjoy a pleasant stroll across arched foot bridges which join a chain of tiny islands where water lilies, goldfish and other wildlife are found swimming amongst exotic water lillies. An ideal spot for any type of nature study!
To the south, Waterworks provides a large playground, a new splash pad open in July and August and picturesque nature and ski trails. Two roomy reservable shelters among cooling shade trees are part of the fine picnic facilities within the park. Beautiful colourful flowers arranged across spacious lawns and the splendid rustic characteristics of Waterworks Park make this an artist's and photographer's delight and a favourite site for wedding pictures.