Parks and Recreation Master Plan

We are pleased to share the City’s new Parks and Recreation Master Plan with our community including both the Executive Summary and full version of the Plan. Consistent with the City’s Community Strategic Plan, the Parks and Recreation Master Plan will guide the City in achieving our goal of enhancing the quality of life for Brantford citizens and visitors by offering a full range of well-supported sports and recreational facilities and programs.

Furthermore, the Plan will provide direction for future municipal investment in parks and recreation programs (aquatics, arenas, community centres) and services (partnerships, neighbourhood associations, volunteers, etc.) to 2026 and facilities (parks and amenities, community recreation centres, sports fields, cemeteries, active transportation infrastructure, etc.) to 2041, staffing needs as it relates to future infrastructure needs, programming trends, and the stewardship of the natural environment.

The Master Plan provides a clear and concise framework that will be used to provide recommendations to City Council and staff for sustainable future development, redevelopment, on-going maintenance and enhancement of Brantford's parks system, open spaces/natural environment, recreation facilities, sport tourism and recreation programs and services.

The Plan was developed in collaboration with a designated Project Task Force, made up of five community members, five members of City Council (one Councillor from each ward) and the Mayor, who were engaged at key milestones throughout this important project.

Every participant in this project was valuable to the Master Plan development process – from initial consultation and engagement to the plan’s completion. We would especially like to thank the following individuals, groups and organizations for their time, input, support and assistance:

  • Citizens of Brantford
  • City of Brantford Mayor, Councillors, administration and staff
  • Parks and Recreation Master Plan Task Force members
  • Six Nations of the Grand River staff
  • County of Brant staff
  • Grand Erie District School Board students
  • Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board students
  • Brantford Minor Sport Organization’s executive members
  • Neighborhood Alliance of Brantford (NAB)
  • Various Neighbourhood Associations