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.
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:
Coordinator of Parks Services
City of Brantford, Parks & Recreation
Phone (519) 756-1500 Ext. 5512
Fax: (519) 759-5975
UPCOMING TRAIL PROJECTS & CLOSURES
WATERWORKS PARK TO WILKES DAM:
The section of the dyke trail between Waterworks Park to Wilkes Dam will be closed while it's being paved beginning September 28th until October 14th, 2016.
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
PUBLIC NOTICE OF HERBICIDE 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 Finalsan Concentrate (Ammonium soap of fatty acids) Registration No 29017 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) Commencing on 06/16/16 weather permitting and ending 10/31/16.
For further information please contact: Rob Sawicki, Supervisor of Horticulture, Turf and Forestry, City of Brantford, Parks and Recreation (519) 756-1500 Ext. 5541. Collect calls will be accepted from individuals calling long distance.
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!
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