PARKS & TRAILS
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.
WATERWORKS PARK TRAIL
The City of Brantford dike trail from Wilkes Dam to Morrell Street (passing through Waterworks Park) will be closed to allow for a portion of this trail to be resurfaced with asphalt paving. Work is to take place late August to early September. This section of trail will be closed to public access during construction. See trail closure map pdf format.
TURTLE POND PARK
The trail surrounding the play structure and leading to Carmichael Crescent will be under construction late August to early September.
Construction work here includes asphalt paving to improve accessibility to the play structure. This area of the park will be closed to public access during construction.
STEVE BROWN SPORTS COMPLEX
A new asphalt path leading to the spectator seating in the Red Diamond as well as asphalt paving surrounding the bleachers at the soccer enclosure is scheduled to take place late August to early September. This area of the park will be closed to public access during construction.
The stonedust path from Brier Park School leading to Winding Way is scheduled for construction work including asphalt paving late August to early September. This area of the park will be closed to public access during construction.
HARDY ROAD PARKING LOT
The popular trail parking lot located on Hardy Road is scheduled for construction this fall. Work is set to begin in September for approximately 8 weeks. This parking lot will be closed to the public during construction. Alternate parking is available at Oak Park Road and at Glenhyrst Art Gallery. See map for alternate parking locations pdf format.
The dike trail behind Eagle Avenue from Strathcona Avenue to Foster Street will be closed to allow the Grand River Conservation Authority to perform maintenance work on the concrete slabs facing the dike. This section of trail will be closed to the public from October through November during the construction. Trail users can continue along Eagle Ave to bypass the work zone. The work will involve filling voids under the slabs with concrete,sealing cracks, and some removal of trees in the work area. Grand River Conservation Authority can be contacted at (519) 621-2761 for more information. See trail closure map (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!
Giant Hogweed has NOT been confirmed in Brantford at this time. However, there are some look a-likes to Giant Hogweed. The most common are Angelica and Cow’s Parsnip. These have been identified close to the Grand River in the Brantford area. Angelica is pretty easy to identify visually and varies quite significantly from Giant Hogweed with its flower, stem and leaves but Cow Parsnip is almost identical and can be hard to differentiate.
You can view the common look-a-like plants to Giant Hogweed Information PDF format.
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