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.

TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE

The Trestle Bridge will be closed for a Trail Event, Day on the Grand, on Friday Sept 8th, 2017 from 5pm-7pm and Saturday Sept 9th from 7pm-8pm. A quick detour is available by using the CN bridge as an alternate route.

 

Please contact Parks & Recreation with any questions at 519-756-1500.

LYNDEN HILLS PARK NEWS

Please be advised that the existing baseball diamond located in Lynden Hills Park is scheduled for removal in the July of 2017. This baseball diamond was installed with the intent to provide a place for neighbourhood children to participate in informal baseball activities. Unfortunately, it has not been utilized in this manner. The baseball diamond is more frequently being used by adults for practice and play, resulting in property damage, nuisance, vehicle trespass and ongoing complaints regardless of posted signage stating "No Adult Play".

If you have any questions or concerns about this matter please contact our Coordinator of Parks Services Mandy Wellsman by phone at 519-756-1500 ext. 5512 or by email at mwellsman@brantford.ca.

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.

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 design process.

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 new park development website

SPRING 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.

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


FALL PARK RENOVATIONS UPDATE:

Three parks are scheduled for renovation for 2017-2018. These parks include:

Updates for these projects will be posted soon. Keep an eye out for information about the opportunity to partake in an online survey to share your thoughts and ideas for the new park renovations.

For more information please visit out project page at http://brantford.ca/govt/projects/Pages/PlaygroundRenovations.aspx

or 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


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)


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!


NOTICE OF PESTICIDE USE

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 Finlasan Concentrate (Ammonium soap of fatty acids) Registration No 29017 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada). Commencing on 06/26/17 weather permitting, and ending 10/31/17.

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