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Jackson Park, Windsor

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Jackson Park is a park south of Downtown Windsor, Ontario, Canada. It contains many war memorials including a World War II, and a Korean War memorial. Jackson Park contains more than 10,000 plants, many of which are located in its Sunken Gardens. The park was named after former Windsor mayor Cecil E. Jackson. New features are being added to the park. The original World War II monument was Avro Lancaster bomber aircraft FM212; it was removed in 2005 due to the effect that over four decades of exposure to the elements was having on it, and replaced by more weather-resistant fibreglass models of a Hawker Hurricane and a Supermarine Spitfire fighter. Beneath the two aircraft is a garden in the shape of the Lancaster bomber.

Jackson Park is also a well equipped, popular sports park. Besides being the permanent home of the Windsor Lawn Bowling Club and Windsor Stadium, the park also provides a wide assortment of creative play units, a basketball court, five ball diamonds, rugby and soccer fields. Other improvements have included a complete refurbishment of the stadium grandstands, building and fields in 1990. In 1991, both the lighted tennis courts and the lawn bowling greens were upgraded and repairs made to the cedar pergola structure.

Jackson Park is one of the most intricate parks in Windsor. The park features formal gardens, fountains, monuments, and a network of walking areas. There are monuments in memory of the Boer War, Korean War and World War II, as well as those commemorating important people, such as the sundial which bears the name of Polish astronomer Nicolas Copernicus.

Many of the walkways are in well-lit and open areas, but there are a few that lead to shade, or to quiet spots tucked away between bushes and tall plants. It is a well maintained park and worth an afternoon of exploration.

Amenities include:

cricket pitch,

baseball diamonds,

baseball stadium,

Windsor Football/Soccer Stadium,

picnic area,



privately owned Parkside Tennis Club,

Copernicus sundial,

South African War Memorial,

Land, Sea, Air Memorial,

Robert Burns memorial,



The park is used for Bright Lights Windsor, a holiday-themed winter light festival.
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  • While situated in the middle of the city, this spot is worth visiting with beautiful floral displays. The fountain was inactive at my time of visit. There is also a memorial of planes on the other...  more »
  • Truly enjoyable - great set-up and plants arrangements, very European - for the ones that had a chance to see old European parks.  more »
  • Very nice, well maintain park. A good place during summer to chill out with friends & family. Huge place for kids play area and well developed grass. Free entry, it has artificial turf for cricket practice. During winters (Xmas time) it’s well decorated with lights & Xmas trees etc.
  • Beautiful park during winter and summer. In summer they have beautiful flowers planted and the city takes exceptional care. In December they have the Bright Lights set up , that get bigger every year. Perfect to take your family young and old

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