Notice: Silvercreek Park trail improvements

May 4, 2017

On May 11, the City of Guelph will begin trail work to improve a 100-metre section within Silvercreek Park at the end of Municipal Street.

The work involves widening the trail to three metres, re-grading the slope to improve the grade and water drainage, and asphalting the trail to reduce ongoing erosion.

The upgrades will limit the need for ongoing maintenance, improve the safety and accessibility of the trail, reduce the likelihood of sediment entering the Speed River, and make it easier to perform winter maintenance. The work should take four days to complete. No trees will be removed or damaged as part of this work and measures will be taken to control sediment during and after construction.

This trail forms part of the Royal Recreation Trail—identified as part of the City of Guelph’s proposed Active Transportation Network. More information on the network can be found at

Trail access

Trail access in the immediate work area will be restricted daily, on May 11 and 12 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. For safety reasons, residents and trail users are asked to avoid the work area, which will be clearly marked.

For more information

David Beaton
Supervisor, Trails and Natural Area Stewardship
Parks Operations and Forestry
519-822-1260 extension 2761