Category Archives: Sports and recreation

Park washrooms are open for the season

July 28, 2021

Washrooms open in our parks and along trails. Continue reading Park washrooms are open for the season


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

July 28, 2021

Guelph’s municipal programs and services during COVID-19. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph services during COVID-19


Share your feedback on the final design for Hammill Park by August 17

July 27, 2021

It’s time for the final say! The final master plan design for Hammill Park is ready to review. Continue reading Share your feedback on the final design for Hammill Park by August 17


Trail improvements coming to Crane Park August 3

July 20, 2021

Construction at Crane Park starts August 3 to continue the revitalization of trails and natural spaces. Continue reading Trail improvements coming to Crane Park August 3


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

July 16, 2021

Holiday hours for City of Guelph facilities and programs. Continue reading Holiday hours for City facilities and services


City prepares to enter step three in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen

July 14, 2021

On Friday, July 16, the Ontario government will further reduce COVID-19 restrictions to allow indoor gatherings, outdoor festivals, visitors to River Run and Sleeman centres, and reopening of museums and recreation facilities. Continue reading City prepares to enter step three in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen


Riverside Park amusement rides

July 14, 2021

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


Reconstruction of five Guelph playgrounds starts July 19

July 13, 2021

Guelph, Ont., July 13, 2021 – The City is replacing five Guelph playgrounds starting July 19: Bullfrog Pond, Clair, Kortright Hills, W.E. Hamilton and Westminster Parks. Continue reading Reconstruction of five Guelph playgrounds starts July 19


Sports fields and ball diamonds updates

July 9, 2021

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 diamonds updates


Council approves Guelph Trail Master Plan update

June 29, 2021

Guelph City Council has approved the .updated Guelph Trail Master Plan (GTMP) following community support. Continue reading Council approves Guelph Trail Master Plan update


Outdoor pools and splash pads

June 29, 2021

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


Vote on designs for Hammill Park by July 7

June 15, 2021

We’re starting the process to create a new neighbourhood park located at 51 Skinner Drive, the northwest corner of Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway. Continue reading Vote on designs for Hammill Park by July 7


Register for summer camp and outdoor programs starting June 9

June 8, 2021

Registration for summer camp and outdoor recreation programs opens on June 9. Continue reading Register for summer camp and outdoor programs starting June 9


UPDATED: COVID-safe summer fun at Guelph camps, parks and patios

June 7, 2021

Guelph wants people to get outside for some COVID-safe summer fun in City parks, recreation facilities and day camps. Continue reading UPDATED: COVID-safe summer fun at Guelph camps, parks and patios


Market Square wading pool status

June 7, 2021

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


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

May 31, 2021

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


Updated Guelph Trail Master Plan prioritizes growth, sustainability of trail system

May 27, 2021

The City has released the draft Guelph Trail Master Plan (GTMP) for community and Council consideration ahead of the Committee of the Whole meeting on June 7 Continue reading Updated Guelph Trail Master Plan prioritizes growth, sustainability of trail system


Weed control work along rail tracks June 7-8

May 27, 2021

Weed control work along rail tracks June 7-8 Continue reading Weed control work along rail tracks June 7-8


Guelph basketball, tennis courts, skate park and sports fields to open Saturday, May 22

May 20, 2021

Starting on Saturday, May 22, up to five people can gather outdoors, and the City is permitted to open all outdoor recreation facilities. Continue reading Guelph basketball, tennis courts, skate park and sports fields to open Saturday, May 22


Basketball complex coming to Norm Jary Park for 2021

May 17, 2021

The old tennis and basketball courts at Norm Jary Park are getting a face lift, turning the space into a basketball court complex in 2021. Continue reading Basketball complex coming to Norm Jary Park for 2021


Council approves names for Guelph parks and a trail

April 27, 2021

City Council approved names submitted by the community and the Commemorative Naming Committee for three new Guelph parks and a trail in Guelph. Continue reading Council approves names for Guelph parks and a trail


Centralized Operations Campus recommended to deliver critical services as Guelph grows

April 22, 2021

The City’s Operations Campus report, scheduled to go before Committee of the Whole on May 3, recommends a centralized campus of facilities. Continue reading Centralized Operations Campus recommended to deliver critical services as Guelph grows


Construction of new park in Dallan subdivision starts May 3

April 22, 2021

Construction at a park in Dallan subdivision, located at 158 Poppy Drive East, will start May 3 and be completed by September 10, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction of new park in Dallan subdivision starts May 3


Guelph skate park and sports fields, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open

April 18, 2021

Only leave home for groceries, medical appointments, exercise, essential work or childcare. Continue reading Guelph skate park and sports fields, playgrounds, trails and dog parks open


The Value of One, the Power of Many

April 15, 2021

April 18 to 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week in Guelph! Continue reading The Value of One, the Power of Many


Construction of new Hanlon Creek splash pad and washrooms starts April 19

April 12, 2021

Construction of the newly-designed Hanlon Creek Park splash pad and washrooms starts April 19 and is expected to be complete by the end of October 2021, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction of new Hanlon Creek splash pad and washrooms starts April 19


Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close

April 1, 2021

Ontario government announced a provincewide shut down in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and variants of concern. New restrictions will be in effect starting April 3, 2021 until at least May 1, 2021. Continue reading Guelph parks remain open, recreation centres to close


Outdoor community ice rinks

March 15, 2021

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


Do you love to write or draw?

March 3, 2021

We’re looking for youth and seniors in our community to sign up to be a part of our letter writing program—Greetings from Guelph. Continue reading Do you love to write or draw?


City removing Ash trees from Royal City Park starting March 8

February 26, 2021

We’re removing 21 ash trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer from Royal City Park starting March 8 Continue reading City removing Ash trees from Royal City Park starting March 8


City launches online appointment scheduling for select services

February 25, 2021

Commissioner of Oaths appointments, Freedom of Information requests, and picnic shelter reservations can now be booked online. Continue reading City launches online appointment scheduling for select services


Register for spring recreation programs March 3

February 22, 2021

Preview registered spring programs (e.g. swimming, fitness classes, and general leisure activities, etc.) at guelph.ca/recenroll. Spring recreation programs start April 6, 2021. Continue reading Register for spring recreation programs March 3


City launches engagement for potential disc golf course at Eastview Community Park

February 18, 2021

Engagement is underway to understand the level of support and any concerns about locating a new nine or 18-hole disc golf course at Eastview Community Park. Continue reading City launches engagement for potential disc golf course at Eastview Community Park


Goldie Mill Park and ruins reopens February 18

February 17, 2021

After two years of remediation and repair work, Goldie Mill Park and ruins reopens to the public February 18. Continue reading Goldie Mill Park and ruins reopens February 18


Margaret Greene Park ruled out as power substation site

January 21, 2021

Continue reading Margaret Greene Park ruled out as power substation site


The people have spoken: new playground designs announced for five Guelph playgrounds

January 21, 2021

New playground designs have been chosen for Bullfrog Pond, Clair, Kortright Hills, Westminster Woods and W.E. Hamilton Parks. Continue reading The people have spoken: new playground designs announced for five Guelph playgrounds


Sleeman Breweries renews the naming rights to the City’s Sleeman Centre for another decade

January 11, 2021

The City of Guelph and Sleeman Breweries are renewing a 10-year contract for the naming rights to the Sleeman Centre. Continue reading Sleeman Breweries renews the naming rights to the City’s Sleeman Centre for another decade


Register for winter recreation programs

November 30, 2020

Registration begins Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 a.m. Preview registered winter programs at guelph.ca/guide. Winter recreation programs start January 16, 2021. Continue reading Register for winter recreation programs


We’re listening! Share your thoughts on Guelph’s trails

November 24, 2020

We want to hear your feedback on Guelph trails by December 15 at haveyoursay.guelph.ca. Continue reading We’re listening! Share your thoughts on Guelph’s trails


Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities

November 14, 2020

Enhanced screening for recreation classes, programs, sports and other scheduled events at City facilities Continue reading Guelph enhances COVID-19 screening for sports and scheduled events at City facilities


Design for new park in Dallan subdivision chosen by residents

November 12, 2020

The design for a new park located at 158 Poppy Drive East within Dallan subdivision has been selected. Continue reading Design for new park in Dallan subdivision chosen by residents


Help us name new Guelph trail and parks

October 28, 2020

Guelph’s getting a new recreational trail and three parks, and we need your help naming them. Submit name suggestions by November 20. Continue reading Help us name new Guelph trail and parks


Construction notice: Construction at John Galt Park underway to prepare for Locomotive 6167 move

October 22, 2020

The City is doing construction in John Galt Park to prepare the site for Locomotive 6167, which is relocating to the park by December 2020. Continue reading Construction notice: Construction at John Galt Park underway to prepare for Locomotive 6167 move


New splash pad and washrooms at Hanlon Creek Park will use 100 per cent renewable energy

October 19, 2020

The City has launched a design for the new splash pad and washrooms at Hanlon Creek Park, which will be built in spring 2021. Continue reading New splash pad and washrooms at Hanlon Creek Park will use 100 per cent renewable energy


It’s a green light for new central library, South End Community Centre

October 7, 2020

Continue reading It’s a green light for new central library, South End Community Centre


City partners with public health and ARCH to address discarded needles in Guelph

September 25, 2020

City partners with public health and ARCH to address discarded needles in Guelph. Continue reading City partners with public health and ARCH to address discarded needles in Guelph


South End Community Centre update includes environmental sustainability plans

September 24, 2020

An update on the South End Community Centre is heading to Council on October 5. Continue reading South End Community Centre update includes environmental sustainability plans


Council directs staff to purchase 104 Oliver Street to become a future park

September 2, 2020

At a closed meeting on August 24, Council approved that City staff proceed with the purchase of 104 Oliver Street to be developed into a park. Continue reading Council directs staff to purchase 104 Oliver Street to become a future park


Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1

August 31, 2020

Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1 Continue reading Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1


Tree removals at Peter Misersky Park start August 20

August 18, 2020

We’re removing ash and trees that are dead, dying or causing harm from Peter Misersky Park on August 20, as a part of our annual tree maintenance process. Continue reading Tree removals at Peter Misersky Park start August 20