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.

6th ANNUAL BRANTFORD COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING

KRAEMER'S WAY * SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 * 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Bring a shovel, a water bottle and wear long pants.  Groups welcome!  Please click on the Tree Planting Flyer for more information.

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)

GILKISON FLATS

February 24, 2017 Update:  The Gilkison Flats section of trail is closed due to flooding.


 

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.

TAKE PART IN OUR ONLINE SURVEY!

Did you miss our community meeting on February 9th? You can still share your thoughts and provide feedback by partaking in our ONLINE SURVEY. Follow the link below to access the survey:

 

www.bit.ly/WestBrantPark

 

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

 


2016 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 will begin as soon as the ground is thawed and dry enough for construction machinery - keep an eye out for updates as the warm weather starts to stick around!

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


2017 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 community meetings scheduled for each park. These meetings will give residents the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about each park renovation.

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

 


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!