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Parks and Forestry

Jackson Park Fountain and Gardens

Parks and Recreation provides residents and visitors with approximately 2,500 acres of green space within the City of Windsor's 209 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.

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. 

McKee Park Boat Ramp Update

The repairs have been completed and the public boat launch is open for use.

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.

Black Oak Heritage Park reopened Easter Weekend 2018.

As Broadway Street has officially been reopened, Black Oak Heritage Park was reopened to the public this past Easter long weekend. Parks staff will continue removing any hazards along the trail and ensure wayfaring signage is in place.

The parking lot entrance at Broadway Street provides the only access to Black Oak Heritage Park and the 2km passive recreation trail where users can enjoy a variety of rare and unique savanna and woodland species. Temporary closures may still occur from time to time as construction on the Gordie Howe Bridge plaza continues.

Please visit for information on other nearby natural areas to explore including Ojibway Park and Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park.

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 Annual Rose and Perennial Sale was held at the Lanspeary Park Greenhouse on Saturday, May 4, 2019. As in past years, we sold hybrid Nell Martin Roses and numerous types of perennials, grass, herbs, shrubs, and a small selection of trees. Proceeds from the plant sale will continue to fund the Paul Martin Garden at Willistead Park.

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.

  • Atkinson Park
  • Avon Court Park
  • Aylmer Comfort Station - pirate ship theme
  • Bridgeview Park
  • Captain Wilson Park - firefighter theme
  • Central Park– garden creatures theme
  • Elizabeth Kishkon Park (formerly Lakeshore Woods Park)
  • Fontainebleu Park – outdoor adventure theme
  • Ford Test Track Park - automotive theme
  • Jackson Park – botanical theme
  • Kiwanis Park - lighthouse aquatic theme
  • Lanspeary Park
  • Little River Acres Park - castle theme
  • Meadowbrook Park
  • Mic Mac Park - prehistoric theme
  • Mitchell Park
  • NFL Boundless Playground at Caron Avenue Pumping Station
  • Remington Booster Park - space ship theme
  • South Cameron Woodlot - woodland theme
  • Stodgell Park
  • Superior Park
  • Walker Homesite Park
  • Wigle Park - sports theme

New in 2018/2019

The Parks Department will be installing new accessible play spaces in the following locations during the 2018/2019 construction season:

  • Alexander Park - beach theme - Now Open
  • Atkinson Park - crazy colours theme - Under Construction
  • Bellewood Park - forest theme - Now Open
  • Bruce Park - Now Open
  • Brumpton Park - Under Construction
  • Bush Park - Under Construction
  • Dawson Park - Now Open
  • Devonshire Heights Park - Now Open
  • Flora Park - Now Open
  • George Park - forest theme - Under Construction
  • Goldenwood Park - Under Construction
  • Hall farms Park - aviation theme - Under Construction
  • Holburn Park - Under Construction
  • Kimmy Lucier Park - music theme - Now Open
  • Lake como Park - Under Construction
  • Leafield Park - Now Open
  • Malden Park - construction theme - Opening Soon
  • Marguriet Park - Under Construction
  • Mark Park - Now Open
  • North Talbot Park - wild west theme - Now Open
  • Oak Elm Park - Now Open
  • Oakwood Park
  • Parent Park - Under Construction
  • Polonia Park - dinosaur theme - Opening Soon
  • Realtor Park - train theme - Now Open
  • Miracle Field - baseball theme - Under Construction
  • Tilston South Park - Under Construction
  • Ypres Park - Under Construction 

Use MappMyCity to help locate the parks.

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


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