Lorne Park Beautiful Flower Gardens

The City of Brantford prides itself on the quality parks and trails it provides season after season for residents and visitors to enjoy. Some parks provide a peaceful, relaxing setting where you can enjoy passive recreational activities, while others are venues for sports and active pursuits. The City's gorgeous private and public gardens have been recognized with several titles in the Communities in Bloom competition.

The City offers nearly 70 kilometers of natural trails that are perfect for running, cycling or hiking. With constant upgrades and additions, there's always somewhere new to explore along the way..

Bike Park Closure Notice

The Waterworks Bike Park is closed due to weather until further notice.

Please remember that entering the park when the track is muddy creates ruts and damage that can wreck the track for others when the weather becomes nice again! Help keep the park looking great by following and respecting closure notices.




Public Notice


Herbicide Use


In order to promote the growth of newly planted trees and eradicate invasive tree species, applications of Garlon RTU Registration Number 29334 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) active ingredient   Triclopyr, will be applied to the  New Forest in the City open space  ( bounded by Henry St, Abbot Court and Bury Court)  on November 7, 8, 9  2018 weather permitting.


For further information contact:   Rob Sawicki, Supervisor of Horticulture, Turf and Forestry Operations, City of Brantford, Parks and Recreation (519) 756-1500 Ext. 5541.  Collect calls will be accepted from individuals calling long distance.




The following 6 parks will be undergoing renovation in 2018-2019. Our public consultation and design process will be conducted throughout 2018 with construction scheduled for Spring of 2019.

  • City View Park
  • Grandwoodlands Park
  • Lansdowne Park
  • Orchard Park
  • Recreation Park
  • Cockshutt Park 

We are currently in the process of reviewing all the incredible community feedback we have received from our school activity sheets and community open houses.


Please join us for the park opening celebration:

Wednesday October 10th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Help plant some plants and celebrate the new park with our Lord Mayor and Canada's favourite hockey dad Walter Gretzky!

Light refreshments and fun activities will be available.


Four parks are scheduled for renovation for 2018. These parks include:

  • Cameron Heights Park - Completed August 2018
  • Parsons Park - Completed July 2018
  • Lynden Hills Park - Currently under construction 
  • Cockshutt Park (now included in our 2018-19 renovations)

For more information please visit out project page at

Mohawk Park Accessible Playground

Mohawk Park is getting a NEW accessible playground. That's right, a brand new and fully inclusive playground! Stay tuned for updates on an upcoming community meeting where you can share your thoughts with our design team.

If you would like to provide input, please send an email to or call 519-759-4150 ext 5512


Public Notice - Trail Closures:

TH&B Trail - Colborne Street to Mt. Pleasant

Through access along the TH&B trail from Colborne Street to Mount Pleasant is temporarily unavailable due to road construction along Shellard Lane. Absolutely no through access across Shellard Lane.

Please follow detour signage available and see map below for details. Two detours are available for trail users – Please choose the route that works best for your riding level. Detour 1 involves a 3.4km stretch along a 80km/h vehicular roadway. For family friendly trail use, please follow Detour 2. For any questions or more information please contact 519-759-4150.   Click here for detour map. 

Closures due to flooding:

  • The Trestle Bridge over the Grand River is closed until further notice 
  • Gilkison Flats Trails:  All trails in Gilkison Flats area are closed due to debris and infrastructure damage as a result of the February 2018 flood. 
  • Please click here for map of Flood Closures - updated May 24, 2018 

Drummond Street Bridge:

The pedestrian bridge spanning the canal at Drummond Street to Greenwich Street is closed indefinitely due to deterioration. Please click for map of Drummond Street Bridge Closure (PDF format)


People play in parks and walk on our trails; they sometimes leave garbage behind.

Dogs play in parks and walk on our trails; they can leave something a little different behind.

The City's goal is to eliminate all "presents" left behind in Brantford's parks and trails, whether it's ourselves or our fine, furry friends who are creating the mess. 

We need your help!

If you're enjoying a day in the park with Fido or taking your dog for a walk on the trails , the City of Brantford implores you to remember two key factors of bylaw #102-2004:

Please keep your furry family member on a leash, unless you're in a designated leash-free park

Please pick up any little "leave-behinds" your dog may drop. The old 'Stoop and Scoop'!

Thank you for your cooperation - by working together, we can keep our city clean!