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.
UPCOMING TRAIL PROJECTS
The Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) has advised that the section of the Grand Valley Trail under the 403 bridge that passes under the Grand River will be closed while the 403 bridge is under construction. This closure will be in effect during the 2015 construction season. For more re-route information and map please click the Grand Valley Trail re-routes & changes webpage.
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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