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..

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

UPDATE:  JUNE 1, 2018  - 12 p.m. (Noon)  The splash pad at Harmony Square will be open on Monday, June 4, 2018.    Sorry for any inconvenience. 

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                        

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. An online survey is now available for our playground renovations. Please share your feedback with us regarding your new playground renovation!

City View Park: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68JK7ZM

Grandwoodlands Park: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6LG2QVD

 

Orchard Park: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6LKJR9G

 

Recreation Park: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6LCZH6C


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 park space is currently an open grass area approximately 4.15 acres in size and includes an intermediate soccer field that has been programmed by Parks & Recreation since the green space became available for recreational use. The remaining area available for development is approximately 1 acre and will be constructed in spring of 2018.


PARK DEVELOPMENT DETAILS

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.

For more information, please visit the project new park development website

2017-2018 RENOVATIONS UPDATE

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

  • Cameron Heights Park
  • Parsons Park
  • Lynden Hills Park
  • Cockshutt Park (now included in our 2018-19 renovations)

Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring-Summer of 2018.

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

or contact:

Mandy Wellsman
Design & Development Assistant

City of Brantford, Parks & Recreation
Phone (519) 519-759-4150


 

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. 

Notice of Public Information Centre

Ballantyne Drive Cycle Lane Improvements

The Public Works and Parks Departments are working to redesign Ballanyne Drive to improve the user experience for all users of the road. Join us for an upcoming Public Information Centre including a design presentation with City staff:

June 20th
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lorne Park (inclement weather location - Parks & Recreation Main Office: 1 Sherwood Drive)

For more information, please contact Evie Przybyla, Senior Transportation Project Manager at YPrzybyla@brantford.ca or 519-759-4150, Ext. 5379.

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 
  • The TH&B Bridge crossing the Grand River will be closed June 4 - 8, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
  • 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!