PARKS & TRAILS 

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..

PIC - June 20, 2018 Meeting Overview - Cycle Lane Improvements Ballantyne Drive (PDF)

 

 

                                                  

Public Notice

Of

Herbicide Use

                                                  

                     The City of Brantford Parks & Recreation Department

The City of Brantford, Parks and Recreation Department intends to control vegetation along guardrails and medians throughout the City of Brantford.  Applications of a non-selective herbicide know as Round Up Weather Max with Transorb 2 Technology Liquid Herbicide. Registration Number 27487 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) active ingredient Glyphosate (present as potassium salt) will be applied commencing on June 25, 2018 weather permitting and ending August 31, 2018

 

The following guard rails will be sprayed during the week of July 16th  -20th:     Colborne St. West hill, Lock's Road, Birkett Lane, River Road, Hardy Road, Oak Park Road, Ballantyne Drive, Garden Ave, Greenwich St., 
Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Veteran's Memorial Parkway,  Erie Ave, Henry St., Gilkison St., Powerline Road, Dalhousie St., Ewing Dr. Tollgate Rd., King George Rd., West St., North Park St., Paris Rd.

 

The following traffic medians will be sprayed during the week of July 16th - 20th:  Colborne St., Dalhousie St., Mohawk Rd., Icomm Rd., St. Paul's, King George Rd., Brant Ave, Paris Rd., Tollgate  Rd., Fairview Dr., Dunsdon St., West St., Park Rd. N., Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Clarence St., Veteran's Memorial Parkway.

                                 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  

Public Notice

Of

Pesticide Use

                                                  

                     The City of Brantford Parks & Recreation Department

 

The City of Brantford, Parks and Recreation Department intends to control vegetation in cracks and crevices in hard surfaces along the following areas:

Sidewalks, paved boulevards and traffic islands within the City of Brantford using the herbicide EcoClear Fast Acting Weed and Grass Killer (Acetic acid) Registration No. 25528 or Finalsan Concentrate (Ammonium soap of fatty acids) Registration No 29017 under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada)]

Commencing on /18 weather permitting, and ending 10/29/18.

 

The following traffic islands will be sprayed the week of July 16th - 20th:  Mintern St. @ Division St., Canada Court, Tom Street, Bishop St., Dufferin St. @ St. Paul's Ave, Dufferin St. @ Lorne Cres., Galileo Blvd., Palmerston Ave @ Brant Ave, Hawthorne St., Greenfield Rd. @ Powerline Rd., Forestwood Court, Canary Dr., Thicketwood, Amethyst Court, Inverness St.                                  

 

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

 

  

 

MOVIES IN THE PARK

Bring your lawn chair on a nice summer night and enjoy FREE movies at various parks near you brought to you by The Crew Real Estate!  Click here for a list of movies and park locations.

SPLASH PADS

Splash Pad Hours:   10 a.m. - Dusk 
June 1st - September 3rd  (weather permitting)

LOCATIONS:
Bridle Path Park - 55 Palamino Drive - No Fee
Harmony Square Park - 89 Dalhousie St. - No Fee
Mohawk Park - 51 Lynwood Drive - No Fee

POOLS:
Woodman Park Pool - 491 Grey St. - Fees apply - click here
Earl Haig Family Fun Park - 101 Market Street - Fees apply - click here          

Tutela Park is getting a new splash pad in 2019! Please join us for a splash pad idea party on Wednesday August 15th from 6-8pm. Bring your lawn chair to enjoy a movie in the park after our idea party.          

2018-2019 PLAYGROUND RENOVATIONS

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.


NEW PARK DEVELOPMENT IN WEST BRANT NEIGHBOURHOOD

The City of Brantford Parks & Recreation department is excited to share that a new park will be coming soon in West Brant. Located at the corner of Blackburn Drive and Ferrier Lane, next to St. Basil Catholic Elementary/Walter Gretzky Elementary school, this new park will provide a fun place for the entire neighborhood to enjoy.

This new park development will include play elements including a junior play structure (ages 2-5), a senior play structure (ages 5-12), a set of swings, benches, lots of new trees and plantings, a half-court for basketball and other activities and many more fun park features. Each play surface will be fully accessible with pave pathways throughout the park for all park-goers to enjoy. The new park will blend well with the existing soccer field.

2017-2018 RENOVATIONS UPDATE

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

  • Cameron Heights Park - Completed August 2018
    • Join us for a park opening celebration Wednesday August 29 from 4-7pm
  • Parsons Park - Completed July 2018
    • Join us for a park opening celebration Wednesday August 22 from 4-7pm.
  • Lynden Hills Park - Construction to begin Mid-august 2018
  • Cockshutt Park (now included in our 2018-19 renovations)

For more information please visit out project page at http://brantford.ca/govt/projects/Pages/PlaygroundRenovations.aspx


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 parksandtrails@brantford.ca or call 519-759-4150 ext 5512


UPCOMING TRAIL PROJECTS AND CLOSURES

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 trail under the Lorne Bridge is closed due to debris as a result of the February 2018 flood.
  • 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)


STOOP & SCOOP - IT'S THE LAW

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!