Public input sought for design of new Arrowdale Community Park

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BRANTFORD, ON – On December 17, 2019 Brantford City Council approved the sale of the existing Arrowdale Municipal Golf Course lands to fund required affordable housing projects across the city. The sale of the Arrowdale lands provides a substantial capital foundation to create much needed, sustainable affordable housing in our community. The proceeds from the land sale combined with ongoing tax revenues, creative financial planning, partnerships with non-profit housing sectors and federal and provincial funding streams have the potential to result in over 470 units of affordable, sustainable, mixed income housing options for the residents of Brantford and Brant over the next 10 years.

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Council’s decision also directed that a large portion of the lands be retained for a Community Park, that will be accessible to the public year-round and designed in close consultation with the community.

As a community park, this unique development will service the immediate neighbourhood but given its scope and scale, it will also serve the broader community and provide enhanced amenities and park features beyond what is normally found in a typical neighbourhood park. Furthermore, the new park will not be gated, require no fees or a membership, and will be accessible by all residents free of charge, every day year-round.

The project aligns 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. These principles will guide City staff throughout the public engagement and new park design process. 

The City is very excited to begin the design and development process of this new community park. In this unprecedented time, it is clearer than ever how much people in this community appreciate and rely on being outdoors to lift moods and spirits and we look forward to building a welcoming new space that will inspire a lifetime of healthy opportunities and memorable experiences.

To get involved or learn more, please visit the City of Brantford website at and complete our Reimagining Arrowdale online survey, that is being offered as part of the first stage of public input on this project. 

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Media Contact:

Maria Visocchi Director, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | Office: 519.759.4150 Ext. 5754 |