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.

LYNDEN HILLS PARK NEWS

Please be advised that the existing baseball diamond located in Lynden Hills Park is scheduled for removal in the spring of 2017. This baseball diamond was installed with the intent to provide a place for neighbourhood children to participate in informal baseball activities. Unfortunately, it has not been utilized in this manner. The baseball diamond is more frequently being used by adults for practice and play, resulting in property damage, nuisance, vehicle trespass and ongoing complaints regardless of posted signage stating "No Adult Play".

If you have any questions or concerns about this matter please contact our Coordinator of Parks Services Mandy Wellsman by phone at 519-756-1500 ext. 5512 or by email at mwellsman@brantford.ca.

 

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 preliminary stages of design so we need your input and feedback!

 

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 website:

www.bit.ly/NewParkDev

  

SPRING 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?

They are all undergoing plans to have their playgrounds renovated!

Renovation plans include:  accessible asphalt pathways, new play structures and swings, accessible wood fibre safety surfacing surrounding new play structures, new plantings, benches and signs.

Construction has begun at Florence Buchanan Park and is well under way. The next park to undergo construction is Andrew W. Pate Park. Construction should begin here in approximately two-three weeks. Keep an eye out for construction updates as each park renovation progresses.

For more information please 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

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

 


 

FALL PARK RENOVATIONS UPDATE:

Four parks are scheduled for renovation this fall. These parks include:

  • Cameron Heights Park
  • Cockshutt Park
  • Parsons Park
  • Lynden Hills Park

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 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!