Parks and Natural Areas


Jackson Park Fountain and Gardens

Parks and Recreation provides residents and visitors with approximately 2,537 acres of green space within the City of Windsor's 204 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).

An important highlight from the By-Law is Section 13 referencing park hours.

13.1 Except for Park Roadways specifically designated as metered, and Lakeview Marina Park, all Parks shall close at 11:00 p.m., local time, and shall remain closed until 5:00 a.m. local time the following morning unless otherwise Posted;

13.2 No Person shall be or remain in a Park after the closing hour or before the opening hour unless authorized by Permit.

Trees on Highways By-law 135-2004

In May 2004, City Council voted on and approved the Trees on Highways By-law to regulate the planting of trees and prohibit the destruction or injuring of trees on highways in the city of Windsor or on any lands owned by the Corporation of the City of Windsor (see "Streets" at 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 e-mail your request and contact information to

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 video on prescribed burn preparations explains the process and reason for prescribed burn breaks. Please call Ojibway Prairie Complex at 519-966-5852 with any comments or concerns.


The Parks Department of 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 or visit our Accessible Playgrounds web page for a list of playgrounds.

For more information, please contact:

Parks and Recreation
2450 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 3N6
Telephone: For general information, call 311.

For detailed inquiries, call (519) 253-2300.
Fax: (519) 255-7990

Windsor Sculpture Park Monuments in Parks Community Sports Parks By-law MappMyCity 2018 Parks, Recreation and Culture Community Impact Report