Photo Album-Park Locations & History 

  • Russian Canon A Russian Canon as it sits today in Brantford's oldest park, Alexandra Park. The spot was originally designated for a statue.
  • Springtime in Alexandra Park Alexandra Park in full spring bloom, 2010.
  • Russian Canon in 1926 The Russian Canon as it appeared in 1926, in Alexandra Park which was donated to the City in 1832.
  • Alexandra Park mid-1920's Alexandra Park in the mid- 1920's. The park had already undergone major improvements and changes.
  • Cenotaph of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire The I.O.D.E. (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire) cenotaph which was erected in 1919 to honour those who had served in WW1. The cenotaph was relocated in 1992 to Tom Thumb Park. Picture circa 1952.
  • The Armories Gore Horticultural Park The Armories Gore is one of the City's best known Horticultural parks, aerial view, 2009.
  • Horticultural Park Triangular in shape The small, triangular park located directly across from the Armories (known as Armories Gore) provides a sense of entry into Brantford's heritage area.
  • Alexander Graham Bell monument Alexander Graham Bell standing in front of the recently unveiled Bell Monument, located on West Street, in 1917
  • Unveiling of the Bell Monument The unveiling of the Bell Monument took place on October 24, 1917, which was a delayed date. The monument was originally intended to be completed in 1912, but was delayed due to WW1.
  • Bell Monument construction Construction of the Bell Monument. Layout of the park today is similar to the original 1914 report.
  • Memorial Central Walkway The central walkway leading up to the memorial remains and is both divided and flanked by colourful annual beds and park benches.
  • Cockshutt Park Cockshutt Park contains 4 baseball diamonds and is home to the Brantford Red Sox.
  • Arnold Anderson Stadium Grand Stand The Grand Stand at Arnold Anderson Stadium, 1920's
  • The Arnold Anderson Stadium The Arnold Anderson Stadium, home to the Brantford Red Sox, which was dedicated in 1998 to the memory of Arond Anderson, a sports broadcaster for CKPC radio for over 50 years.
  • The Arnold Anderson Stadium Grand Stand The Grand Stand at Arnold Anderson Stadium, 1920's
  • Agricultural Park in early 1900s Agricultural Park, early 1900's
  • Cockshutt Park In 1901, 19 acres was deeded to the City of Brantford by the Cockshutt family in memory of Ignatius Cockshutt. The Cockshutt Park remains Brantford's premier baseball facility.
  • The former Agricultural Park Formerly known as Agricultural park, this park was once the site of Brantford's Southern Fair, an annual showcase of agricultural products. The park contained an arena surrounded by a race track, grandstands, and a stable.
  • Fordview Park Fordview Park is formerly part of the riverbed, located on the West side of the river, south of the Lorne Bridge.
  • Fordview Park in the mid 1040's Fordview Park, mid 1040's. In 1943, the park was used for years by Public Works and also housed a dog compound.
  • Lorne Park Horticultural Park Lorne Park is considered to be Brantford's showcase horticultural park and includes 1 carpet bed, several annual and perennial displays, a flag display featuring each provincial flag, as well as specimen trees and shrubs.
  • Lorne Park Summer of 2009 Lorne Park, summer 2009, is a popular spot for photographers.
  • Lorne Park as a miniature golf course On August 7, 1930 the Pick-Wick Miniature Golf Course Limited was granted use of Lorne Park for a miniature golf course. By 1935 the park had been laid out in formal flower beds and also featured a bathing area
  • Tom Thumb Park Tom Thumb Park is the site of the I.O.D.E. cenotaph. Designed by local architect, F.C. Bodley pays tribute to those who served in WW1. Originally located in Armouries Gore Park, it was moved to the park in 1992
  • Cenotaph dedicated in 1992 Cenotaph was dedicated in 1992.