PARKS & TRAILS 

Lorne Park Beautiful Flower Gardens

The City of Brantford prides itself on the quality parks and trails it provides season after season for residents and visitors to enjoy. Some parks provide a peaceful, relaxing setting where you can enjoy passive recreational activities, while others are venues for sports and active pursuits. The City's gorgeous private and public gardens have been recognized with several titles in the Communities in Bloom competition.

The City offers nearly 70 kilometers of natural trails that are perfect for running, cycling or hiking. With constant upgrades and additions, there's always somewhere new to explore along the way.

NEW PARK DEVELOPMENT IN WEST BRANT NEIGHBOURHOOD

The City of Brantford Parks & Recreation department is excited to share that a new park will be coming soon in West Brant. Located at the corner of Blackburn Drive and Ferrier Lane, next to St. Basil Catholic Elementary/Walter Gretzky Elementary school, this new park will provide a fun place for the entire neighborhood to enjoy.

This park space is currently an open grass area approximately 4.15 acres in size and includes an intermediate soccer field that has been programmed by Parks & Recreation since the green space became available for recreational use. The remaining area available for development is approximately 1 acre and is currently in the design process.

PARK DEVELOPMENT DETAILS

This new park development will include play elements including a junior play structure (ages 2-5), a senior play structure (ages 5-12), a set of swings, benches, lots of new trees and plantings, a half-court for basketball and other activities and many more fun park features. Each play surface will be fully accessible with pave pathways throughout the park for all park-goers to enjoy. The new park will blend well with the existing soccer field.

For more information, please visit the project new park development website

2017 PARK RENOVATIONS UPDATE:

What do Andrew W. Pate Park, Florence Buchanan Park, Mayor's Common Park, Roswell Park, Spring Gardens Park all have in common?

The construction has been completed!

Renovations included: accessible asphalt pathways, new play structures and swings, accessible wood fibre safety surfacing surrounding new play structures, new plantings, benches and signs.

THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO CAME OUT FOR THE PARK OPENING!

Click to visit the Project page for detailed information and upcoming open houses

FALL PARK RENOVATIONS UPDATE:

Three parks are scheduled for renovation for 2018. These parks include:

Updates for these projects will be posted soon. Keep an eye out for information about the opportunity to partake in an online survey to share your thoughts and ideas for the new park renovations.

For more information please visit out project page at http://brantford.ca/govt/projects/Pages/PlaygroundRenovations.aspx

or contact:

Mandy Wellsman
Coordinator of Parks Services
City of Brantford, Parks & Recreation
Phone (519) 756-1500 Ext. 5512
email: mwellsman@brantford.ca
Fax: (519) 759-5975


UPCOMING TRAIL PROJECTS AND CLOSURES

Drummond Street Bridge

The pedestrian bridge spanning the canal at Drummond Street to Greenwich Street is closed indefinitely due to deterioration. Please click for map of Drummond Street Bridge Closure (PDF format)


STOOP & SCOOP - IT'S THE LAW

People play in parks and walk on our trails; they sometimes leave garbage behind.

Dogs play in parks and walk on our trails; they can leave something a little different behind.

The City's goal is to eliminate all "presents" left behind in Brantford's parks and trails, whether it's ourselves or our fine, furry friends who are creating the mess. 

We need your help!

If you're enjoying a day in the park with Fido or taking your dog for a walk on the trails , the City of Brantford implores you to remember two key factors of bylaw #102-2004:

Please keep your furry family member on a leash, unless you're in a designated leash-free park

Please pick up any little "leave-behinds" your dog may drop. The old 'Stoop and Scoop'!

Thank you for your cooperation - by working together, we can keep our city clean!


IMPORTANT NOTICE OF PESTICIDE USE

Herbicide to be applied to manage invasive species in New Forest in the City

Please be advised that the herbicide GARLON RTU registration No. 29334 will be applied as a cut stump or low volume basal-bark control to manage invasive common Buckthorn, Russian Olive and Manitoba Maple species located on the New Forest in the City property in the City of Brantford. This area consists of 27.5 hectares.

Commencing on or about October 11 to October 18, 2017 weather permitting, the process will require two days of application.

For more information please contact Rob Sawicki, Supervisor of Horticulture, Turf and Forestry, City of Brantford Parks and Recreation (519) 756-1450 Ext. 5541.