Important Notices

Playground Grand Openings

City View Park - Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The City, in partnership with the Brantford Station Neighbourhood Association, invite residents to the Grand Opening Celebration for the new and improved City View Park, located at the corner of Usher street and Terrace Hill Street, on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  

New park features include

  • New playground equipment and swings
  • Sand play area
  • Asphalt paved pathways
  • New seating, picnic tables and bike rack
  • 15 additional trees
  • Upgraded water service

The event kicks off at 11:00 a.m. with a neighbourhood litter pick-up walk in partnership with Jane’s Walk Brantford at Robert Moore Park, located at 115 Albion Street, with the walk finishing at City View Park. Bags and gloves will be provided. The park celebrations will offer free family-friendly activities including live music, inflatable games, activities, pierogis, cake and more. An official ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. with Brantford Mayor Davis and ward Councillors John Utley and John Sless.

Please direct any questions by emailing harmonysquare@brantford.ca or by calling 519-759-4150. 

Playground renovation community consultations

Please join us for an upcoming community open house to share your ideas and suggestions for upcoming playground renovations:

  • None at this time. Stay tuned for updates and subscribe to this page.

Current closures

  • Dogford Dog Park, located at 189 Gilkison Street will be closed on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for scheduled maintenance. 

Stay tuned for updates and subscribe to this page below.

There is a lot happening in the City's parks and playgrounds. Call us or email us for more information about any of the notices or events below.

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
blindness.

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.