Current Park Projects

The City is always working on a new project to make continuous improvements to benefit local neighbourhoods and residents. You can view ongoing projects below and take part in neighbourhood decision making through surveys as they become available. Subscribe to this page below to receive updates as they happen directly to your inbox. 

Robert Moore Park Redevelopment

Robert Moore Park is moving!

The park will be relocated across the street to the corner of Sydenham-Pearl Street, which will expand the park to over 2 acres—double the size of its current location at 115 Albion Street.

The relocated park will feature upgraded playground equipment with a climber and swing set, versatile field space, a community garden, and a multi-purpose pad for pavement games and basketball. Plans also include a shade shelter and space for a medium sized splash pad.

The current Robert Moore Park will remain open and dedicated to recreational use until construction at the new location has been completed, ensuring the community has access to park space throughout construction.

Community engagement opportunities will be unveiled in the coming months, inviting residents to contribute to the park's design and development.

Rotary Centennial Waterworks Park Parking Lot Closure

The main parking lot at Rotary Centennial Waterworks Park (390 Grand River Avenue), will be closed beginning October 26, 2023 until January 2024. Temporary parking will be made available nearby. The image attached reflects the closed parking lot in red and temporary parking area in blue. Pedestrian access to Waterworks Park will remain open.


We are pleased to share that work is being done to create a new paved parking lot which will include a new pedestrian trail from Grand River Avenue to the S.C. Johnson Trail. For your safety, we kindly ask that visitors please stay away from all construction areas until work is complete.

Map of closed and temporary parking areas

Woodman Park Renovation project

Pool Construction Update

The City of Brantford is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the Woodman Park Outdoor Pool, located at 491 Grey Street. Features of the new pool design include a 25 meter pool with five competition lanes, a 2.0 meter deep end and a 1.2 meter shallow end complete with a walk-in entry and an accessible ramp. The pool deck will have awnings to provide shelter from the sun, pool storage areas, and safety fencing designed to complement the new park development. Please note that all renderings of the pool below are conceptual and may not represent the final design.

Pool Rendering

Woodman Community Park and Playground 

The new Woodman Community Park is set to begin construction once the pool has been completed. Features of the park includes a new accessible playground and swings with rubber safety surfacing, paved accessible pathways, meeting and outdoor learning spaces, new plantings, bike racks, shade structures, games tables and more. 

The playground that will be installed in Woodman Community Park include accessible rubberized safety surfacing with patterns, an accessible wheelchair swing, two-bay swing set, junior and senior play equipment, vertical climbers, interactive panels and more.

Please note that all renderings below are conceptual and may not represent the final design. In addition, the colours and equipment installed may not be exactly as shown.

Community Park Concept

Play Equipment View 2 and View 4

Woodman Community Garden 

The Woodman Community Garden is to be completed alongside the playground, and will be designed to complement the playground, pool and community centre. The Community Garden will include accessible garden beds, accessible pathways, fruit trees, raised garden beds, pollinator gardens, a greenhouse, storage shed, shade structures and more.

Community Garden Concept

Community Engagement 

The City of Brantford has met with the community twice to receive comments and present preliminary concepts. In November of 2022 the City presented a concept for the Community Park, which included designs for an accessible playground, community meeting space, accessible paved pathways, additional plantings and more. Since then, the scope of this project has expanded to include a Community Garden at the rear of the property, which was presented to the community in June of 2023. 

Dufferin Park Redevelopment

Construction of the new and improved Dufferin Park Redevelopment will begin in Fall 2022. The new Dufferin Park Plan is intended to be more inclusive and appeal to a wider range of interests and activities. Learn more.

Reimagining Arrowdale

On December 17, 2019 Brantford City Council voted to direct staff to dispose of the  City owned lands at 282 Stanley St. to fund much needed affordable housing within the municipality. The sale of these 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. Learn more.

Southwest Community Centre and Park

Introducing Southwest Community Centre and Park – a vibrant development set to transform the southwesternmost part of the city!

Joining forces in a collaborative effort, the Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) and the City of Brantford present a dynamic project. On 7.2 acres at the intersection of Shellard Lane and Strickland Ave, a Joint Build facility will house a new elementary school, community center, library, gymnasium, and multi-purpose rooms – fostering a hub for community engagement.

But that's not all – adjacent to the school site, a 24-acre City of Brantford Community Park is set to become the largest in the southwestern part of the city. Boasting cricket and soccer fields, pickleball courts, a skate park, winding trails and more, this park promises to enhance the quality of life for Brantford's residents and foster exciting new connections among the community.

To delve into the details and catch a glimpse of the conceptual design, visit the Southwest Community Centre and Park webpage.