Important Notices

Playground renovation community consultation

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

  • Spring Street Buck Park (59 Spring Street) – Saturday, September 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Pleasant Ridge Park (20 Elderwood Avenue) – Saturday, September 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Moose Park (40 Webling Street) – Monday, September 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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.

Current closures

Please note the following upcoming closures:

  • Brant's Crossing Skate Park will be closed for filming July 16 to 18. Trails will remain open.
  • Rotary Centennial Waterworks Park will be closed for filming July 30 to 31. Trails and facilities will remain open.

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 any 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

Watch out for 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 Cityproperties

Giant hogweed has been found on City property in a few locations ( link to actual map showing location)

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.

If you spot giant hogweed

  • on a city property, such as a park or open space area or along a trail contact tParks and Recreation 519 759-4150
  • on your own property, private land, a municipal park or other areas such as along ariverbank or stream, contact your local municipal weed inspector; Parks and Recreation 519 759 4150.

More information

Public Notice of Herbicide Use

The City of Brantford, Parks and Recreation Department intends to control vegetation along guardrails and medians throughout the City of Brantford. Applications of a non-selective herbicide know as Round Up Weather Max with Transorb 2 Technology Liquid Herbicide. Registration Number 27487 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) active ingredient Glyphosate (present as potassium salt) will be applied commencing on June 24, 2019 weather permitting and ending August 31, 2019.

For further information contact: Rob Sawicki, Supervisor of Horticulture,Turf and Forestry Operations, City of Brantford, Parks and Recreation (519) 759-4150 Ext. 5541. Collect calls will be accepted from individuals calling long distance.

Public Notice of Pecticide Use

The City of Brantford, Parks and Recreation Department intends to control vegetation in cracks and crevices in hard surfaces along the following areas:

Sidewalks, paved boulevards and traffic islands within the City of Brantford using the herbicide EcoClear Fast Acting Weed and Grass Killer (Acetic acid) Registration No. 25528 or Finalsan Concentrate (Ammonium soap of fatty acids) Registration No 29017 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada)] Commencing on 06/24/19 weather permitting, and ending 10/26/19.

For further information contact: Rob Sawicki, Supervisor of Horticulture and Turf, City of Brantford, Parks and Recreation (519) 759-4150 Ext. 5541. Collect calls will be accepted from individuals calling long distance.

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

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.

Movies in the Park

Bring your lawn chair to one of our beautiful parks and enjoy a movie under the stars on the big screen starting at dusk. Join The Crew Real Estate for free popcorn and a chance to win a prize.

 2019 movie locations and dates

July 10, 2019 – Cedarland Park (160 Ashgrove Avenue)
Surf’s Up 2 sponsored by the Cedarland Neighbourhood Association
July 17, 2019 - Parsons Park (160 Ontario Street)
Nutcracker and the Four Realms sponsored by the Eagle Place Community Association
July 24, 2019 - Lynden Hills Park (363 Brantwood Park Road)
A Dog’s Way Home sponsored by the Branlyn Neighbourhood Association
July 31, 2019 - Devon Down Park (70 Abigail Street)
Uglydolls sponsored by the Devon Down Neighbourhood Association
August 7, 2019 - Charlie Ward Park (220 Darling Street)
Christopher Robin sponsored by the East Ward/ Echo Place Neighbourhood Association
August 14, 2019 - Princess Anne Park (17 Helen Avenue)
Beauty and The Beast sponsored by the West Brant Neighbourhood Association
August 21, 2019 - Donegal Park (80 Donegal Drive) 
Aladdin sponsored by the Shellard Lane Neighbourhood Association
August 28, 2019 - Johnson Park (10 Hansford Drive)
Avengers Endgame sponsored by the Grand Valley Trails Neighbourhood Association
September 6, 2019 - Homedale Park (331 Grand River Avenue)
Mary Poppins Returns sponsored by the Holmedale Neighbourhood Association
September 13, 2019 - Tutela Park (160 Erie Avenue)
Toy Story 4 sponsored by the Eagle Place Community Association