Important Notices and Events

Park Grand Opening Events

Recreation Park Grand Opening Celebration - Friday September 15, 2023

Join us for free family-friendly fun and children’s entertainment. An official ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a slice of cake after the ceremony (while supplies last), followed by a screening of Minions: Rise of Gru at 8:00 p.m. Free street parking is available. This event is in partnership with East Ward Echo Place Neighbourhood Association.

  • Friday, September 15, 2023 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
  • 258 Nelson Street
Hillcrest Park Grand Opening Celebration - Saturday September 23, 2023
Join us for a party in the park and enjoy family-friendly fun and children's entertainment. An official ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 12:15 p.m. and a slice of free cake (while supplies last). Free street parking is available. This event is in partnership with West Brant Neighbourhood Association. 
  • Saturday, September 23
  • 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • 11 Sandy Row

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park is geared up for another great year! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie under the stars in one of Brantford’s public parks. Movies start at dusk. Sponsored Pynx Productions.
  • September 8 Lyle Lyle Crocodile at Holmedale Park, 331 Grand Rive Avenue. Sponsored by Holmedale Neighbourhood Association and Essential Physiotherapy and Wellness, Madok Manufacturing Inc, Gray Matters, ND Auto, Hartmann, Crazy Canucks, Original Kettle Corn and Altitude Coffee Roasters.
  • September 15 Minions: Rise of Gru at Recreation Park, 258 Nelson Street. Sponsored by East Ward Echo Place Neighbourhood Association.


Neighbourhood Playground Decision Making
Residents are invited to be part of the neighbourhood playground decision making process. The City of Brantford is seeking feedback from residents to help inform the playground renovation projects for the following parks:
  • Devereux Park, 401 Wellington Street
  • Iroquois Park, 132 Victoria Street
  • Pace Avenue Park, 66 Pace Avenue
  • Silverbridge Park, 75 Dante Crescent

Residents can have their say for each playground at before Sunday, January 15, 2023. Thank you in advance for taking the time to get involved.

Each new park will feature additional trees, new playground equipment, accessible and paved pathways, wood chip safety surfacing under play areas and new benches. Each playground is planned to open and be ready for play in Fall 2023.
Woodman Park Renovation Survey

Woodman Park, located at 491 Grey Street in Brantford, is scheduled for an upgrade in Spring 2023! The new intergenerational outdoor space will offer new accessible play equipment and bay swing set with rubber safety surfacing under play areas, multi-use court improvements, paved pathways, shade structures, seating and more.

The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone that participated. Subscribe to this page below to receive updates on data received.

You can find details about the Woodman Park Renovation on the Current Projects page.

Playground Design Survey 

The City is seeking feedback for proposed playground designs at the following parks:

  • Central Park, located at 143 George Street
  • Hillcrest Park, located at 11 Sandy Row
  • Recreation Park, located at 258 Nelson Street

The survey is now closed. Results for each park survey is below:

The New Playground Design Survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate and selected their preferred play equipment design. You can find the results and the winning concepts for each park at

Giant Hogweed 

Giant Hogweed is an Asian plant that was brought to North America about a century ago and is now spreading throughout southern Ontario.

It can be hazardous to human health. Giant hogweed sap will make a person's skin extremely sensitive to sunlight. Contact with a plant, followed by exposure to the sun, can cause severe burning and blistering. If sap gets into your eyes, it can lead to

If sap touches your skin 
  • wash the affected area immediately with soap and water
  • keep the affected area out of the sun
  • see your doctor if you have a reaction 
Hogweed lookalikes 
Giant hogweed is part of the carrot family and can sometimes be confused with other common plants such as cow parsnip and angelica. This giant hogweed fact sheet compares giant hogweed to other species. 
Giant hogweed on City properties 

Giant hogweed has been found on City property in a few locations. The City has a removal protocol to eliminate giant hogweed from its property, but it is a persistent species that is difficult to remove. Options for removal include spraying a herbicide or digging it out. City staff take strict safety precautions when dealing with hogweed. 

What to do if you spot giant hogweed 
  • If you spot giant hogweed on a city property, such as a park or open space area or along a trail contact Parks at 519 759-4150.
  • If you spot giant hogweed on your own property, private land, a municipal park or other areas such as along a riverbank or stream, contact your local municipal weed inspector. 
Hogweed Resources

Leash and pick-up reminder

Please leash and pick up after your pet, it's the law! Pets must always be on leash in all parks and open spaces. If you would like to enjoy a beautiful day with your dog off-leash, please visit Dogford Park

Smoke-free Brantford Clean Air By-Law

As outlined in Brantford’s Smoking – Clean Air By-law, there is no smoking of tobacco or cannabis and no vaping on City property.

That means no smoking or vaping at: 

  • City-owned administrative buildings, including parking lots
  • City-owned golf courses
  • City-owned recreation centres
  • City-owned sports facilities
  • Parks
  • Sidewalks on City building property or within a public park
  • Trails

For resources to quit smoking, please visit the Brant County Health Unit website.