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.


Under Bylaw 102 - 2004 the operation of motorized vehicles and equipment on trails and in city parks is not allowed.

  • this includes ATV's, motorcycles, motorized trail bikes, snowmobiles, motorized scooters, e-bikes, etc.
  • motorized wheelchairs and scooters used by persons with disabilities are allowed on city trails.
  • pedestrians and cyclists use our trails and children play in our parks, please help to keep them safe. 

Thank you for your attention and cooperation regarding this matter.



The Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) has advised that the section of the Grand Valley Trail under the 403 bridge that passes under the Grand River will be closed while the 403 bridge is under construction. This closure will be in effect during the 2014 and 2015 construction season.

 The following trail sections will be closed for paving:

  • The dyke trail northwest of Lorne Bridge will be closed from November 5th to 19th
  • The dyke trail from Morrell Street to Waterworks Park will be closed November 10th to 21st.
  • Canning Street will be closed November 12th to 24th

Thank you for your patience.


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:

  1. Please keep your furry family member on a leash, unless you're in a designated leash-free park
  2. Please pick up any little "leave-behinds" your dog may drop.  The old 'Stoop and Scoop'!

Following this City of Brantford bylaw will ensure that we can all enjoy our beautiful parks and gardens harmoniously.

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


The City of Brantford, Parks and Recreation Department intends to control vegetation in cracks and crevices in hard surfaces along the following areas:

sidewalks, paved boulevards and traffic islands within the City of Brantford using the herbicide EcoClear Fast Acting Weed and Grass Killer (Acetic Acid) Registration No. 25528 or Finalsan Concentrate (Ammonium soap of fatty acids) Registration No.29017 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) commencing 06/16/14 weather permitting , and ending 10/31/14.

For further information contact:  Rob Sawicki, Supervisor of Horticulture, Turf Maintenance and Forestry at (519) 756-1500 Ext. 5541.  Collect calls will be accepted from individuals calling long distance.