13 Albert St. East
- GPS N43 07.487  -  W079 11.776

In 1919 the Town of Thorold purchased this land from the Board of Trustees of the Public Schools of the Town of Thorold; it was to become a lasting memorial to the Men of Thorold who lost their lives for King and Country during the Great War - 1914 to 1918, and would be known as Memorial Park.

The Soldiers Monument was constructed and dedicated in 1921 and remains as a testament to the brave men of Thorold who fought and died in both World Wars and the Conflict in Korea.  In 1999 this monument was designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act.

This parcel of land is still known as Memorial Park and was part of Dr.Henry Rolls Estate.  The land was acquired by D.B.Crombie, who sold it to the Board of Trustees of the Public Schools of the Town of Thorold;   it remains today one of the finest pieces of greenspace within the bounds of downtown Thorold.

The entrance to the park, off Albert St. East, was laid out with shrubs and plantings by members of the Thorold Horticultural Society.  With the receipt of its charter in 1929 at a public meeting held in the park, Memorial Park is where the Society began.   With the construction of a new bandshell, the park became the home for the popular Thorold Reed Band concerts.

There are mature stands of hardwood trees located in the park; many indigenous species, notably ash, maple, sycamore and beech can be found, along with several species of flowering bushes and ornamental shrubs.  All of this gives an air of Victorian/Edwardian charm to this place, lending a feel of walking in an area steeped in history.  Memorial Park is one of the only “passive” parks in the City.

Memorial Park’s natural and remaining built architectural features remain in their original locations within their original environment. This park is an outstanding example of Thorold’s natural heritage.... a wonderful area of peace, solemnity and reflection in our City.

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Designated Properties

Allanburg Heritage Oak Tree
Allanburg United Church
Allanburg Village Cemetery

Beaverdams Burying Grounds

Beaverdams Methodist Church & Graveyard

Beckett’s Reserve, Duncan McFarland House,
Stephen Beatty House

Calcott-Walker House

Camp House

Carl, Misener, Bald Cemetery

Carnegie Library

Carr-Millar-McMillan Block
Carroll-Tracy House
Carter-Holland House

Chestnut Hall

Constable House

Decew Young House

Decou House Monument

Dobbie House
Dominion Government Building
East Side School Bell
Fire Bell

First Presbyterian Church

Flannery House
Fraser-McMann House
George Bouk House

Grenville House

Griffiths House
Kennedy-Ward House
L.G. Lorriman/Central School
Lynch House
Macartney Drug Store

Memorial Park

Millar House
Millstone - Welland Mills

Moore-Lampman House
Munro House
O'Brien House
Old Firehall
Port Robinson Brick School

Quebec Bank

Robert Elliot House

Ross House

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Sir Edward Beatty House

Stewart House

The Stone Store

Trinity United Church
War Memorial

Welland Canal 2nd River Lock

Welland Mills