Battle of Beaverdams Park

The Battle of Beaverdams Park is a 10-acre, passive, community park in the heart of downtown Thorold, located on Sullivan Avenue.  This historic park plays host to a wide variety of community events throughout the year including the Protection Hose Company No.1 Easter Egg Hunt and Canada Day festivities.  This beautiful park is often requested for use by local community groups and organizations for gatherings and community picnics.

Front gate at Battle of Beaverdams Park
Click on the photo for directions to the Battle of Beaverdams Park

This park is home to Thorold’s Millennium Cairn and contains several historical plaques including one describing the founding of Thorold.  At one time the Welland Canal flowed through the centre of Battle of Beaverdams Park; remnants of it remain today in front of the bandshell.

City of Thorold Time Capsule
The Millenium Cairn contains the City of Thorold's time capsule

Anchor and plaque describing the founding of Thorold
One of several plaques in the park, this one detailing the founding of Thorold

Old Welland Canal in Battle of Beaverdams Park
The city’s bandshell is located in the Battle of Beaverdams Park which serves as the perfect stage for outdoor concerts complete with bench seating on the hillside.  Washrooms are located at the back of the bandshell and are opened for use during special events and private rentals.  Two large concrete pads are well-positioned in the park for you to set up a food service area, tables or an information booth.

City of Thorold's bandshell in Battle of Beaverdams Park
The Thorold Reed Band performs its free summer pops concert series in the bandshell on Wednesday evenings.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the best seat in the "house" or be sure to arrive early because audience members fill the benches across from the bandshell quickly.

Mature trees, a swing set and benches encourage families to spend time in the park.  Walking paths connect Ormond and Towpath streets with Sullivan Avenue at the north end of the park, making access to downtown quick and convenient.  Parking is available in the lot at the sound end of the park off of Ormond St.).

Walking path in Battle of Beaverdams Park
One of the walking paths that provides access throughout the park

To report damaged equipment, vandalism or graffiti, please contact the Operations Manager at 905-227-1911.

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