Category Archives: Sports and recreation

Guelph summer camps, recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020

May 29, 2020

If you registered for programs or classes, rented a sports field, booked a picnic shelter or reserved any other recreation facility before September 8, 2020, you will receive a refund. Continue reading Guelph summer camps, recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020


City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus

May 28, 2020

Based on the advice from Guelph’s Medical Officer of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Guelph has declared an emergency, closed City buildings to the public and cancelled programs and events. Continue reading City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus


Council approves Clair-Maltby open space system strategy

May 25, 2020

Guelph Council approved the Clair-Maltby open space system strategy which plans for 38 hectares of open space, equal to almost 47 Canadian football fields. Continue reading Council approves Clair-Maltby open space system strategy


Leash-free areas, tennis courts and greenspaces reopening

May 20, 2020

The City is loosening restrictions on parks, greenspaces and sports fields, including opening unfenced leash-free areas and tennis courts, on Saturday, May 23. Continue reading Leash-free areas, tennis courts and greenspaces reopening


Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines

May 12, 2020

Community gardens in Guelph will open on May 15, following the Provincial Order to include community gardens as an essential service during COVID-19. Continue reading Community gardens open May 15 under COVID-19 guidelines


What will Guelph’s new normal look like?

May 8, 2020

Some pretty great things are already happening, thanks to some pretty amazing community leaders. Here are just a few highlights and we will keep sharing our progress in the coming weeks. Continue reading What will Guelph’s new normal look like?


Mowing and hazard tree removals underway

April 29, 2020

We’re resuming hazard tree removals and a reduced schedule of mowing in our parks and sports fields. Continue reading Mowing and hazard tree removals underway


City facilities closed until state of emergency is lifted

April 21, 2020

City administration offices, including City Hall, Provincial Offences Court, recreation centres, libraries, museums, theatres and will remain closed to the public until after Guelph’s state of emergency is lifted. Continue reading City facilities closed until state of emergency is lifted


To our volunteers, thank you!

April 19, 2020

Celebrate the value of volunteering! National Volunteer Week, April 19 to 25. Continue reading To our volunteers, thank you!


Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020

April 7, 2020

All City of Guelph recreation centres, libraries, museums and theatres remain closed until April 30 to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); all scheduled programs, performances and events at City facilities are cancelled through July 5, 2020. Continue reading Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020


Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home

March 31, 2020

The City of Guelph is acting immediately on the Province of Ontario’s order to close all outdoor recreational amenities to slow the spread of COVID-19 Continue reading Guelph acting on Provincial order to close all recreation amenities to slow spread of COVID-19, get people to stay home


Sports field status

March 26, 2020

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 field status


City following medical officer’s advice to close play structures, skate park, fenced dog park

March 23, 2020

Continue reading City following medical officer’s advice to close play structures, skate park, fenced dog park


Guelph Sports Hall of Fame welcomes five inductees

March 18, 2020

Update (March 18, 2020): The Kiwanis Sports Celebrity Dinner on May 20 is postponed. Anyone who has already purchased tickets will be refunded. Questions can be directed to the Kiwanis Club of Guelph.  Continue reading Guelph Sports Hall of Fame welcomes five inductees


All City facilities now closed to the public

March 17, 2020

Based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, and the Ontario government’s declaration of an emergency, the City of Guelph is closing all city facilities to the public to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Continue reading All City facilities now closed to the public


Prime time ice not available

March 16, 2020

Prime time ice available at City facilities. Continue reading Prime time ice not available


We’re replacing four playgrounds in 2020

March 5, 2020

We’re replacing four playgrounds in spring 2020. You’re invited to have your say on the playground design by March 23. Continue reading We’re replacing four playgrounds in 2020


Guelph Community Guide: register for spring and summer recreation programs on March 4

February 25, 2020

Mark your calendar! Registration day is Wednesday, March 4 (starting at 7:30 a.m.) for spring and summer City recreation programs. Continue reading Guelph Community Guide: register for spring and summer recreation programs on March 4


Trees in the city – plaudits for sustainable urban forestry trailblazers

February 5, 2020

Media release originally published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Arbor Day Foundation. Continue reading Trees in the city – plaudits for sustainable urban forestry trailblazers


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

January 27, 2020

This summer, we’re working to improve ecological health in our parks and natural areas by removing invasive plant species like buckthorn and dog strangling vine. Continue reading Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas


Proposed changes to fenced leash-free areas going to Council February 3

January 24, 2020

A report to Council that outlines next steps for fenced leash-free areas at Peter Misersky, Bristol Street and Lee Street Parks is now online. Continue reading Proposed changes to fenced leash-free areas going to Council February 3


Day camp for January 21

January 14, 2020

We’re offering a Day Camp on Tuesday, January 21 for kids 4–12 years of age. The day includes games, crafts and songs—all wrapped up in one day of fun! Continue reading Day camp for January 21


South section of Silvercreek Park trail closed due to flooding

January 13, 2020

The south side of Silvercreek Park trail is temporarily closed due to flooding from Edinburgh Road North to the Hanlon Expressway. Continue reading South section of Silvercreek Park trail closed due to flooding


Ash tree removal in Preservation Park starts January 13

December 17, 2019

We’re removing ash and hazard trees from Preservation Park starting January 13 that are affected by emerald ash borer. Continue reading Ash tree removal in Preservation Park starts January 13


Telephone survey for leash-free areas underway

December 12, 2019

The City is conducting a telephone survey about leash-free facilities in Guelph. Feedback will be used to inform a report to Council in 2020. Continue reading Telephone survey for leash-free areas underway


It’s your voice! Have your say on trails, parks and recreation in Guelph

November 25, 2019

How can we improve your trail experience? Do you live close enough to a park? Do you prefer drop-in or registered recreation programs? Continue reading It’s your voice! Have your say on trails, parks and recreation in Guelph


Riverside Park pond and floral clock under construction until spring 2020

November 15, 2019

The Riverside Park pond and floral clock areas are under renovation for the winter from now until May 1, weather permitting. Continue reading Riverside Park pond and floral clock under construction until spring 2020


Call for Guelph Sports Hall of Fame nominations

October 16, 2019

Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Guelph Sports Hall of Fame. Continue reading Call for Guelph Sports Hall of Fame nominations


PD Day swims and skates

September 25, 2019

A listing of PD Day public swims and skates for the 2019/2020 school year. Continue reading PD Day swims and skates


Riverside Park amusement rides

August 28, 2019

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


Temporary trail closure: Downtown Trail/TransCanada Trail alongside Goldie Mill Park

August 27, 2019

Part of the Downtown Trail/TransCanada Trail that runs past Goldie Mill Park will be closed for restoration work starting August 27 until further notice. Continue reading Temporary trail closure: Downtown Trail/TransCanada Trail alongside Goldie Mill Park


Staff recommends early end to Centennial Pool license agreement

August 22, 2019

Centennial Pool has reached the end of its life cycle and is no longer financially sustainable. Continue reading Staff recommends early end to Centennial Pool license agreement


Outdoor pools and splash pads

August 14, 2019

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


City’s Leash Free Policy now in effect

July 18, 2019

The City’s new Leash Free Policy changes how dog owners use sports fields as leash-free areas and paves the way for fenced dog parks. Continue reading City’s Leash Free Policy now in effect


Trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting July 15

July 10, 2019

Trail improvements are starting as a part of the next phase of the Crane Park Revitalization Project starting on July 15, 2019. Continue reading Trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting July 15


Your parks. Your recreation. Your voice.

June 6, 2019

The City of Guelph is updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan to guide how it plans for the future development of recreational services and infrastructure in Guelph. Continue reading Your parks. Your recreation. Your voice.


Construction of Cedarvale Avenue Park starts June 10

June 5, 2019

Construction of Cedarvale Avenue Park starts June 10 and will be completed by fall, weather permitting. Please stay out of the fenced area for safety. Continue reading Construction of Cedarvale Avenue Park starts June 10


Indigenous community partners with City to create Sacred Fire space in Royal City Park

June 3, 2019

Local First Nations, Métis, Mixed Ancestry, Inuit and the City of Guelph are excited to share the completion of a Sacred Fire space located in Royal City Park. Continue reading Indigenous community partners with City to create Sacred Fire space in Royal City Park


Background and updates on recent Development Charge changes and the new Community Benefits Charge Framework (Bill 108)

May 31, 2019

Continue reading Background and updates on recent Development Charge changes and the new Community Benefits Charge Framework (Bill 108)


June is Recreation and Parks Month

May 21, 2019

Join in celebrating the benefits of recreation and parks in everyday life. Continue reading June is Recreation and Parks Month


Leash Free Policy lays the framework for fenced dog parks

May 9, 2019

The City’s draft Leash Free Policy has been posted on the City’s website, outlining the framework for the future of off-leash dogs in Guelph parks. Continue reading Leash Free Policy lays the framework for fenced dog parks


Clean and green collects a hippo’s worth of garbage

April 30, 2019

A record number of parks, trails and green spaces were cleared of 3,300 kilograms during Clean and Green this past Saturday. Continue reading Clean and green collects a hippo’s worth of garbage


Market Square skating rink status

March 17, 2019

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


Limitless Guelph receives PRO Award of Excellence

February 7, 2019

The City of Guelph’s Limitless Guelph program is receiving a 2019 PRO Award of Excellence from Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO). Continue reading Limitless Guelph receives PRO Award of Excellence


New Parkland Dedication Bylaw in effect January 31

January 29, 2019

Council has approved a new Parkland Dedication Bylaw that will be implemented January 31. Continue reading New Parkland Dedication Bylaw in effect January 31


Council reviews Parkland Dedication Bylaw January 14

January 4, 2019

Council will consider an updated Parkland Dedication Bylaw at the January 14 Committee of the Whole meeting. The Bylaw goes to Council January 28. Continue reading Council reviews Parkland Dedication Bylaw January 14


Outdoor play features arrive at Victoria Road Rec Centre

September 12, 2018

Continue reading Outdoor play features arrive at Victoria Road Rec Centre


Ride bus for free to River Run, Sleeman Centre events

September 7, 2018

Continue reading Ride bus for free to River Run, Sleeman Centre events


Phase one trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting September 5

August 27, 2018

The City is working in Crane Park starting September 5, 2018 to improve the existing trail and remove invasive buckthorn. Continue reading Phase one trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting September 5


Riverside Park playground opens

June 28, 2018

Continue reading Riverside Park playground opens