Playground Renovations 

Brand New Park

Parks & Recreation is happy to share that a new park will be developed adjacent to Walter Gretzky and St. Basil School closest to the intersection of Blackburn Drive and Ferrier Lane.

We are hosting a community open house for residents in the area this coming Tuesday November 29th and would love for you and anyone else in the school community who may be interested in attending to join us. The purpose of this meeting is to share information about the space, present a possible park concept and most importantly, to hear from local residents and their children and find out what they would like to see in their newest neighbourhood park.

Please click for Future Park Open House Information

Future Park Open House

Date: Tuesday November 29, 2016
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Assumption College School (in the Cafeteria)

Additional Information: Ward 1 Councillors Larry Kings and Rick Weaver will be attending the meeting. We will also have an interpreter present for those who only speak and understand Punjabi. The City of Brantford is committed to improving engagement with the community by providing communication supports where available. For more information or to express a communication need, please contact the Coordinator of Parks Services, Mandy Wellsman, by Phone: 519 756 1500 ext 5512 or by email:

Playground Renovations 2016 Update

What do Andrew W. Pate Park, Florence Buchanan Park, Mayor's Common Park, Roswell Park, Spring Gardens Park all have in common?

They are all undergoing plans to have their playgrounds renovated!

Renovation plans include: accessible asphalt pathways, new play structures and swings, accessible wood fibre safety surfacing surrounding new play structures, new plantings, benches, etc.

Park planning has been completed and construction for all five parks originally scheduled for fall of 2016 has been re-scheduled for the spring of 2017. Pending ground thaw and favourable construction conditions, construction may begin as early as April of 2017.

We are happy to share playground renovation plans and a rendering of the play equipment that is coming to a park near you. Please find a link to each parks’ plans below:

Please note playground installation may vary from plans shown due to budget constraints.

Project Contacts

Dave Zimmer
Parks & Recreation
Supervisor of Parks Design & Development
519-756-1500 ext. 5510

Mandy Wellsman
Parks & Recreation
Coordinator of Parks Services
519-756-1500 ext. 5512