Looking for a perfect place to host your next family reunion or corporate picnic? Consider a pavilion picnic facility located in one of Tecumseh's beautiful parks. Pavilions offer a sheltered, paved location with picnic tables and electrical hook-up capabilities. Many pavilions are conveniently located near children's playgrounds and sport fields. Lacasse Park pavilions are located near the Tecumseh Leisure Pool. Click here for more information.
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 Optimist Park, Tecumseh Centre Park and St. Mary's Park.
The Town has purchased lakefront property at 13438 Riverside Drive to develop a "Signature Waterfront Park" that provides high quality community recreation on the waterfront. It is 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. (see below for updated design concept)
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.
The Town of Tecumseh's 1812 Bicentennial Committee and the Tecumseh Business Improvement Association are proud to announce the installation of two barn quilts.
A Barn Quilt is a large decorative mural painted on large pieces of signboard. Most patterns on Barn Quilts are taken from actual heritage quilt blocks or a creative pattern depicting an image of historical significance. Barn Quilts highlight not only history in a unique way but are becoming outdoor museums and provide tourist with a story of the community and area in which they are displayed.
The Town of Tecumseh's War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee commissioned a Corncob theme Barn Quilt that is now on public display wihin Lacasse Park, the home of the annual Tecumseh Corn Festival.
The Tecumseh BIA created a barn quilt inspired by the log cabin that was once home to one of the Town's earlier settlers and represents the early roots of the community. The log cabin theme Barn Quilt is now on public display on the public works municipal building on the corner of Tecumseh Road and Lacasse Blvd.
Both Barn Quilts were designed by local artist Julie Butler and are a welcome addition to the Town's streetscaping initiative that continues to add to the colourful and unique visual testament to our local talent and artists.