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.

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)


BRAND NEW PARK

Parks & Recreation is happy to share that a new park will be developed adjacent to Walter Gretzky and St. Basil School closest to the intersection of Blackburn Drive and Ferrier Lane.

We are hosting a community open house for residents in the area this coming Tuesday November 29th and would love for you and anyone else in the school community who may be interested in attending to join us. The purpose of this meeting is to share information about the space, present a possible park concept and most importantly, to hear from local residents and their children and find out what they would like to see in their newest neighbourhood park.

Please click to find Open House time and location information for this event: Future Park Open House Information (PDF format)


Future Park Open House

Date: Tuesday November 29, 2016

Time:  6pm to 8pm

Location: Assumption College School (in the Cafeteria)

Additional Information: Ward 1 Councillors Larry Kings and Rick Weaver will be attending the meeting. We will also have an interpreter present for those who only speak and understand Punjabi. The City of Brantford is committed to improving engagement with the community by providing communication supports where available.

For more information or to express a communication need, please contact the Coordinator of Parks Services, Mandy Wellsman, by Phone: 519 756 1500 ext. 5512 or by email: mwellsman@brantford.ca

Click for Future Park Open House information (PDF Format)


5 PARK PLAYGROUNDS TO BE REPLACED!

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.

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


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:

  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'!

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