After multiple rounds of public consultation, Sarnia City Council, approved a new Germain Park Master Plan in April 2023. 

Built on extensive public input from 10 stakeholder groups and over 1,100 individual respondents, the plan outlines a vision for the park that reflects changing recreational preferences; serves a diverse array of recreation types; celebrates heritage; is accessible, welcoming and safe; and strengthens long-term sustainability through infrastructure resiliency and asset management planning.

While the plan provides a path for future investments and improvements to the park, the recommended projects are all subject to approval by City Council during the annual budget process.

Plan highlights

The plan for the 60-acre recreation space outlines about $7 million in phased capital investments (not including the addition of an outdoor pool) that will transform the park in the coming years. 

Phase 1 recommendations:

  • New splash pad
  • New pavilion
  • Playground
  • Expanded parking
  • Park plaza area featuring benches, tables, bike racks, trees, lighting, etc.
  • Washroom improvements
  • Pickleball courts
  • Multi-purpose sport court
  • Relocated year-round dog park
  • Pathway connections
  • Strangway Community Centre expansion
  • New outdoor pool

Phase 2 recommendations:

  • Ball diamond upgrades
  • Expanded parking
  • Pathway connections
  • New east entrance
  • Sports field shade structures

Further recommendations:

  • Tree planting
  • Site furnishing such as benches and bike racks
  • Signage and lighting

Learn more

To learn more, read our Germain Park Master Plan.