Germain Park encompasses some 60 acres of land which originally belonged to the County House of Refuge in 1889. For lodging, the residents cooked, cleaned, and worked the farm which had a vegetable garden and an apple orchard. In 1951, City of Sarnia purchased the land and in 1954 the building was demolished and designated for Germain Park.
In the park, you’ll find the adult activity centre, known as the Strangway Community Centre along with tennis courts, a lawn bowling area, baseball and soccer fields, and an outdoor pool.
Nestled within Germain Park, the award winning Germain Gardens is one of Sarnia`s hidden treasures. In here you will find winding paths through beautifully manicured gardens, citizen garden plots, a beautiful arbor used as a backdrop for weddings and plenty of grassy spots to sit and enjoy the picturesque view. Throughout summer 2015 we have seen the new Marigold Garden come to the park, thanks to a generous donation from Norma Cox and the re-dedication of the Sarnia F-86 Golden Hawk Plane.
September 2016 – Mobility devise users can now recharge their batteries at 12 different charging stations across Lambton County. Participating electrical outlets have now been changed to the colour blue and are outfitted with signage. Charging stations are available at the Bayside Centre, Bright’s Grove Library, Canatara Park, Centennial Park, Germain Park, Lambton Public Health, the Lambton Shared Services Centre, Mallroad Library, Sarnia City Hall, Sarnia LIbrary, the Strangway Centre and Tecumseh Park.