Jackson Park

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 aJackson Park 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.


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