Reimagining Arrowdale

On December 17, 2019 Brantford City Council voted to direct staff to dispose of the  City owned lands currently known as the Arrowdale Municipal Golf Course to fund much needed affordable housing within the municipality. 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.

New 17-Acre Community Park

City 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 the broader community and provide enhanced amenities and park features beyond what is normally found in a typical neighbourhood park.

The new community park that will not be gated, require no fees or a membership, and will make the parklands accessible by all residents free of charge, every day year-round.

Reimagining Arrowdale

Arrowdale Community Park

As a community park, this unique space will service the immediate neighbourhood but given its scope and scale will also serve the broader community and provide enhanced amenities and park features beyond what is normally found in a typical neighbourhood park.  For example the park will feature several age friendly, all season and accessible amenities. 

Thanks to the hundreds of residents who provided input to the design process of the new park. The public engagement summary of results illustrates all the valued constructive public feedback we received that helped inform the the design process for the new park, that will include amenities that can be enjoyed all year long.  

Based on community feedback, the Arrowdale Community Park design plan, showcasing the ample amenities selected through an extensive public consultation process is now complete and we are pleased to share the following seasonal concept plans of the new park.

Arrowdale Community Park - Summer Concept Plan

Arrowdale Community Park - Winter Concept Plan

Park amenities will include:

  • 1.7 km of total trails including naturalized and paved
  • 150 m fitness loop
  • Bookable picnic area spaces (including electrical outlets) for birthday parties and other events
  • Lookout area
  • Water play area
  • Fully accessible playground
  • Naturalized planting area
  • Multi-use court including pickleball, basketball and tennis in the summer and ice skating in the winter
  • Disc golf
  • Open green space
  • Off-leash dog park
  • Plaza area with ample seating space where visitors can relax/gather with friends and family

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