Category Archives: Sports and recreation

Margaret Greene Park cricket pitch surface to be replaced in July

July 15, 2024

The Margaret Greene Park cricket pitch is a well-loved and frequently used facility. We’ve been patching the turf surface as it has aged and worn but regular inspections and feedback from the community have made it clear the pitch has reached a point where a more robust repair is needed. Continue reading Margaret Greene Park cricket pitch surface to be replaced in July


Outdoor pools and splash pads

July 15, 2024

Operating hours for Guelph’s outdoor swimming pool, splash pads and wading pools Continue reading Outdoor pools and splash pads


Hot Summer Nights is back for the 2024 season!

July 3, 2024

Continue reading Hot Summer Nights is back for the 2024 season!


Guelph Junction Railway Multi-Use Trail to run from Woolwich Street to Woodlawn Road

June 18, 2024

The City of Guelph is planning a new multi-use trail within the Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) corridor, connecting Woolwich Street to Woodlawn Road. Continue reading Guelph Junction Railway Multi-Use Trail to run from Woolwich Street to Woodlawn Road


Hanlon Creek Park trail closures for trail paving and repair begin in July

June 14, 2024

Several trail sections in Hanlon Creek Park to undergo paving and repair in July Continue reading Hanlon Creek Park trail closures for trail paving and repair begin in July


Gosling Gardens Park trail closures for trail paving and repair

June 14, 2024

Several trail sections in Gosling Gardens Park to undergo paving and repair in June Continue reading Gosling Gardens Park trail closures for trail paving and repair


Sports fields and ball diamond updates

June 7, 2024

Staff will make the decision by 2 p.m. if sports fields are to be closed for the duration of the day and evening. Continue reading Sports fields and ball diamond updates


Have your say on a proposed disc golf course at Margaret Greene Park

June 5, 2024

We’ve added a new temporary short disc golf loop at Margaret Greene Park (80 Westwood Road) and want to know if you think a disc golf course is a good fit for this park. Continue reading Have your say on a proposed disc golf course at Margaret Greene Park


Guelph’s Riverside Park Floral Clock blooms with Indigenous Heritage this June

May 30, 2024

Continue reading Guelph’s Riverside Park Floral Clock blooms with Indigenous Heritage this June


Community thrives in Guelph throughout June is Recreation and Parks Month and beyond

May 28, 2024

June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM), an annual initiative led by Parks and Recreation Ontario, is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to enjoy the City’s outdoor spaces and recreation programs, fun places and activities that offer ways to connect with the community and embrace an active lifestyle. Continue reading Community thrives in Guelph throughout June is Recreation and Parks Month and beyond


Riverside Park carousel and miniature train

May 27, 2024

Riverside Park rides: carousel and miniature train operating hours, tickets and passes. Continue reading Riverside Park carousel and miniature train


Get your head in the game and have your say in the Outdoor Sports Facility Strategy by June 30

May 15, 2024

Continue reading Get your head in the game and have your say in the Outdoor Sports Facility Strategy by June 30


Margaret Greene Park Splash Pad Construction

May 3, 2024

Continue reading Margaret Greene Park Splash Pad Construction


The people have spoken: New playground designs announced for three Guelph playgrounds

May 1, 2024

Continue reading The people have spoken: New playground designs announced for three Guelph playgrounds


Market Square status

April 23, 2024

Hours and status of Market Square skating rink/wading pool Continue reading Market Square status


Our commemorative bench program is back!

April 3, 2024

Continue reading Our commemorative bench program is back!


Give back to Guelph parks: Sign up for Clean and Green

March 18, 2024

Continue reading Give back to Guelph parks: Sign up for Clean and Green


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas starting this spring

March 13, 2024

Continue reading Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas starting this spring


We’re revitalizing Drew Park and you can help!

March 5, 2024

Drew Park, located at 29 Drew Street, is getting revitalized! We’re replacing the playground equipment and reworking the entire park space—and you can help by sharing your ideas. Continue reading We’re revitalizing Drew Park and you can help!


New community garden proposed for Skov Park

February 7, 2024

Continue reading New community garden proposed for Skov Park


Three City of Guelph playgrounds on track for replacement in 2025

February 6, 2024

We want your input on three City of Guelph playgrounds scheduled for replacement in 2025: Colonial Drive Park, Holland Crescent Park and Highview Park. Continue reading Three City of Guelph playgrounds on track for replacement in 2025


New for 2024: Summer camp registration day is February 14

January 24, 2024

Starting February 14 at 7:30 a.m., you can register kids for City summer camps. Continue reading New for 2024: Summer camp registration day is February 14


See the final splash pad design for Margaret Greene Park

January 24, 2024

Continue reading See the final splash pad design for Margaret Greene Park


Get ready to dive in! City of Guelph breaks ground at future site of the South End Community Centre on October 17

October 17, 2023

The City of Guelph celebrated the start of construction for the highly-anticipated South End Community Centre with an on-site groundbreaking on October 17. Continue reading Get ready to dive in! City of Guelph breaks ground at future site of the South End Community Centre on October 17


Guelph Lab research project looks at experiences with and availability of public washrooms across city

September 15, 2023

The Guelph Lab, a collaboration between the City of Guelph and the University of Guelph’s Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, is mapping public washrooms across the city. Continue reading Guelph Lab research project looks at experiences with and availability of public washrooms across city


City of Guelph planting mini forest with big impact

September 6, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph planting mini forest with big impact


Council moves forward with plan to build $115 million South End Community Centre

March 28, 2023

Continue reading Council moves forward with plan to build $115 million South End Community Centre


City of Guelph recommends path forward for construction of the South End Community Centre

February 23, 2023

Continue reading City of Guelph recommends path forward for construction of the South End Community Centre


Outdoor community ice rinks

March 16, 2022

Guelph’s outdoor skating rinks are maintained by neighbourhood volunteers. These unsupervised ice rinks are for everyone to enjoy. Continue reading Outdoor community ice rinks