Phase one trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting September 5

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The City is working in Crane Park starting September 5, 2018 to improve the existing trail and remove invasive buckthorn. The work is part of a three-phase project to extend the existing trail by 2020.

Phase one will take approximately three weeks, weather permitting. During this phase, we will be working to prepare the site for later phases of construction including:

  • Grading the parking lots
  • Removing invasive buckthorn

The trail and parking lot will be closed temporarily during this time. For safety reasons, we ask that residents and trail users avoid the work area until it reopens.

Removing invasive buckthorn

Buckthorn is an invasive species not native to Ontario. The shrub threatens the ecological integrity of our natural areas by crowding out native species and impacting wildlife. We have assessed the site and will be using a combination of mechanical and herbicide methods to remove the buckthorn.

For more information about the Crane Park revitalization project and buckthorn removals, please visit

For more information

Dave Beaton, Supervisor
Trails and Natural Area Stewardship, Parks and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2761
[email protected]