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

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 City of Brantford is excited to begin the design and development process of 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

We want to hear from you

Play, exercise, explore, relax…all of the above?

In order to create a park that is reflective of the community, we need your input! While the City is unable to host in person meetings at this time, numerous opportunities for residents to provide input and feedback will be available throughout the design process:

Community Engagement 

Community input is important to ensure that the Arrowdale Community Park design includes spaces, amenities and programming to meet the needs of surrounding residents and future park users. The engagement process will include opportunities for residents to provide input on multiple platforms. Each stage of the consultation process will include: 

  1. Presentation of project material for review by the community
  2. Opportunity for community input through multiple platforms (online, in writing or over the phone)
  3. Use of community feedback to formulate project material for the next stage in the design process.

Reimagining Arrowdale

Stage 1: Design Exploration (Completed September 2020)

Play, Relax or Explore. Stage 1 is complete and we are one step closer to an all access community park in the Arrowdale neighbourhood.

Thanks to the hundreds of residents who completed the first online survey! We received an overwhelming response and thank all who participated for your valuable input. 462 responses were submitted including 459 online and 3 on paper. We are pleased to share this public engagement summary of results that illustrates a number of great ideas and constructive feedback that will inform the first stage of the design exploration process. 

Stage 2: Concept Development (Completed January 2021)

In January 2021, the City provided an opportunity to the community to select their favourite of 3 park design concepts that were shared on the City's  Let's Talk Brantford online engagement platform. Thanks to all who took the time to review the 3 design options presented and vote for their favourite! The results are in and the clear majority of those who participated have selected Option A.

Stage 3: Preferred Concept Refinement and Final Design 

In stage 3, now currently underway, a preferred concept plan will be developed based on the feedback received from the community outreach campaign completed in the stage 2 favourite selection process. The final design will detail the park amenities and illustrate where they will be located based on where they will function best within the park. Check this space for a final design update coming soon.