One of the Town's greatest strengths is the wonderful park system. Big or small, these parks offer everything from play to quiet relaxation.
The Parks Department is managed by Casey Colthurst, Manager Parks and Horticulture. Park staff maintains 200 acres of parkland in 37 parks throughout Tecumseh.
There are five major community parks including Lacasse Park, McAuliffe Park, Green Acres Park, Tecumseh Centre Park and St. Mary's Park.
Lakewood Park North and South
The Town has purchased lakefront property at 13438 Riverside Drive to develop a "Signature Waterfront Park" that will provide high quality community recreation on the waterfront. It will be a special place that showcases the natural site features and cultrual heritage of Tecumseh and provides a unique place for community functions and recreation opportunities for all ages. The town is also developing the former Lakewood Golf Course property currently referred to as Lakewood Park South.
Neighbourhood parks are smaller in area and provide for local recreation activiites such as playing fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, baseball diamonds and passive recreation users.
The Town owns approximately eight small parcels fronting onto Lake St. Clair. These small individual parcels are used for water pumping stations, removing water from the low lying lands south of the lake front. They provide a significant and important waterfront access feature for the Town to allow surrounding residents an opportunity to view the Lake. They provide rest opportunities and designations for walks along Riverside Drive.
These lands consist of a woodlot which is an identified significant natural heritage area comprised of approximately 47 hectares. In addition to the woodlot, the Town owns approximately 74 hectares of land which are currently in agricultural production and are slated for future development.