Jackson Park is a park located in Windsor, Ontario. It has many notable attractions, such as formal gardens and fountains, the Queen Elizabeth II Sunken Gardens, and models of a Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire fighter, both of which are composed of fibreglass; these replaced the original Avro Lancaster bomber aircraft FM212, which was removed from the park in 2005 due to weather damage. The park also accommodates several memorials, including a Robert Burns memorial; a South African War memorial; and a Land, Sea, and Air memorial.
In December 1927, a bylaw was approved that led to the acquisition of a plot of land from the Windsor Jockey Club at the corner of Tecumseh Road and Ouellette Avenue. This land was to be used as a city-owned and operated park and was named Jackson Park in 1929 in honour of Mayor Cecil E. Jackson.
Jackson Park is a popular local attraction with many impressive amenities. In addition to housing the Windsor Lawn Bowling Club and Windsor Stadium, the park provides access to soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a cricket pitch, and basketball courts. Its gardens boast an excess of 10,000 plants in spring and summer, and the park also contains a Copernicus sundial. An improvement plan for Jackson Park was announced as part of the 2015 City of Windsor capital budget.
A History Of Windsor’s Parks. (2006). Windsor, Ont.: Adult Literacy/Windsor Public Library.
Chen, D. (2016, Mar 28). 1,500 swamp jackson park for ‘biggest easter egg hunt ever’. The Windsor Star.
Chen, Dalson. (2016, June). $550,000 in improvements considered for Jackson Park. The Windsor Star.
City of Windsor. (n.d.). Jackson Park.
Lanspeary, Christopher. (1982). Jackson and Dieppe Park. Windsor, Ont. Adult Literacy/Windsor Public Library.
Middlemore, P. (2013, Aug 08). Jackson park – a place to remember. The Windsor Star.
Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive. (n.d.). Subject: Jackson Park (Windsor).