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..

Parson's Park Food Forest

Did you hear? Parson's Park may be seeing a few more changes in the next few years! We are having an open house to talk about a possible food forest in the park. Please join us to share your thoughts about this exciting project:

Wednesday December 12th from 7-8pm

Bellview Elementary School - 97 Tenth Avenue (in the gym)

What is a food forest?

A food forest is a small group of trees and other plants that grow fruit, which are planted together for harvesting food.  Members of the community work together to care for the forest and anyone is free to take food as needed. It is a great way for a community to make friendships, eat healthy food and learn about nature.

Bike Park Closure Notice

The Waterworks Bike Park is closed due to weather until further notice.

Please remember that entering the park when the track is muddy creates ruts and damage that can wreck the track for others when the weather becomes nice again! Help keep the park looking great by following and respecting closure notices.

 

 2018-2019 PLAYGROUND RENOVATIONS

The following 6 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
  • Cockshutt Park 

We are currently in the process of working on the excited new playground designs. Check back in the Spring for more details.


Mohawk Park Accessible Playground

Mohawk Park is getting a NEW accessible playground. That's right, a brand new and fully inclusive playground! Stay tuned for updates on an upcoming community meeting where you can share your thoughts with our design team.

If you would like to provide input, please send an email to parksandtrails@brantford.ca or call 519-759-4150 ext 5512


UPCOMING TRAIL PROJECTS AND CLOSURES

Public Notice - Closures due to flooding:

  • The Trestle Bridge over the Grand River is closed until further notice 
  • Gilkison Flats Trails:  All trails in Gilkison Flats area are closed due to debris and infrastructure damage as a result of the February 2018 flood. 
  • Please click here for map of Flood Closures - updated May 24, 2018 

Drummond Street Bridge Closure:

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!