City plans for new and improved recreational spaces to open in 2022

Arrowdale Park concept plan

BRANTFORD, ON: Over the last extraordinary sixteen months, many have developed a greater appreciation for how much we rely on recreational spaces and amenities to help improve our well-being, which is why we are pleased to provide the following updates on projects that will inspire more healthy opportunities and memorable outdoor experiences.

Arrowdale Community Park 

As a community park, this unique space will service the immediate neighbourhood but given its scope and scale will also serve the broader community and provide enhanced amenities and park features beyond what is normally found in a typical neighbourhood park.  For example, the park will feature several age friendly, all season and accessible amenities.

Based on community feedback, the Arrowdale Community Park design plan, showcasing the ample amenities selected through an extensive public consultation process is now complete and we are pleased to share the following seasonal concept plans of the new park.

Arrowdale Community Park - Summer Concept Plan
Arrowdale Community Park - Winter Concept Plan 

Amenity highlights include:

  • 1.7 km of total trails including naturalized and paved
  • 150 m fitness loop
  • Bookable picnic area spaces (including electrical outlets) for birthday parties and other events
  • Lookout area
  • Water play area
  • Fully accessible Playground
  • Naturalized planting area
  • Multi-use court including pickleball, basketball and tennis in the summer and ice skating in the winter
  • Disc golf
  • Open green space
  • Off-leash dog park
  • Plaza area with ample seating space where visitors can relax/gather with friends and family

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Dufferin Park

Based on the Dufferin Park Master Plan and public engagement, the new and vastly improved Dufferin Park will be redeveloped in phases. The first phase includes construction of six new tennis courts. Future phases will include construction of a washroom, and storage building a new parking area, pedestrian walkways and landscaping. The community can look forward to the following new Dufferin Park features:

  • New tennis courts (6) with lighting and access to shade structures
  • Asphalt multi-use / basketball court
  • New junior and senior play area and shade structure
  • Central Plaza building that will be bookable for events and includes an area with storage and washrooms
  • New parking lot with accessible spaces and drop-off area
  • Asphalt paved trails

For more information, please visit

At their meeting on May 12, 2021, the City of Brantford Finance Committee approved the reallocation of Gas Tax funding to eliminate the need to use debt financing for both the Dufferin Park redevelopment and Arrowdale Community Park capital projects. This results in an estimated savings of $2.6 million in interest costs over 20 years for tax payers.

Both improvement projects align with the mission of the City’s current Parks and Recreation Master Plan to connect and enrich our community through innovative, inclusive and sustainable parks, facilities, programs, services and natural environments. 



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