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.

LINCOLN SQUARE IS TURNING 100!!

Please join us for a community open house where we will be discussing the upcoming rejuvenation plans for Lincoln Square and to also check out our ideas for the 100th Anniversary Celebration planned for later this year.

When? Wednesday February 28, 2018 @ 5-6pm

Where? T.B Costain Community Centre - Room 2

2018-2019 PLAYGROUND RENOVATIONS

The following 5 parks will be undergoing renovation in 2018-2019. Our public consultation and design process will be conducted throughout 2018 with construction scheduled for Spring of 2019.

 

  • City View Park
  • Grandwoodlands Park
  • Lansdowne Park
  • Orchard Park
  • Recreation Park

    We are currently in the process of our in school student design consultation as well as hosting community open houses for each park renovation location. Please see the following list for Community Open House Dates:

    City View Park: February 22, 2018 @6-8 pm - Graham Bell Victoria School Gymnasium (this open house has been cancelled and it will be rescheduled at a later date)


    CANCELLATION - Open House

    Grandwoodlands Park: Wednesday February 28, 2018 @6-8pm - Braemar House School Gymnasium

    Lansdowne Park: Thursday March 1, 2018 @6-8pm - Lansdowne Costain School Gymnasium

    Orchard Park & Recreation Park (Combined Open House): Wednesday March 7, 2018 @4:30-6:30pm - Woodman Community Center Camp Room

    Please join your Ward Councillors as well as Parks & Recreation staff for light refreshments and to share your thoughts on the upcoming renovation of your neighbourhood park!

    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 will be constructed in spring of 2018.

    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

    2017-2018 RENOVATIONS UPDATE:

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

    Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring-Summer of 2018.

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

    or contact:

    Mandy Wellsman
    Design & Development Assistant

    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!