Category Archives: Sports and recreation

Museums and recreation centres gradually increase capacity in support of provincial announcement

October 26, 2021

The City of Guelph is lifting capacity limits and social distancing requirements at facilities that require proof of vaccination following a provincial announcement on Friday. Continue reading Museums and recreation centres gradually increase capacity in support of provincial announcement


Sports fields and ball diamonds updates (October 25, 2021)

October 25, 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 (October 25, 2021)


Volunteer to build and lead an outdoor community ice rink

October 25, 2021

Plans for the 2021 outdoor community ice rink season are underway and we need community volunteers in groups of four or more to apply to create and manage a rink this winter in some of our parks. Continue reading Volunteer to build and lead an outdoor community ice rink


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

October 25, 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


Outdoor community ice rinks

October 19, 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


Prime time ice availability (How to check availability online)

October 18, 2021

Prime time ice available at City facilities. Continue reading Prime time ice availability (How to check availability online)


CN and Tree Canada collaborate to support City of Guelph’s tree canopy with $25,000 grant

October 8, 2021

CN and Tree Canada collaborate to support City of Guelph’s tree canopy with $25,000 grant. Continue reading CN and Tree Canada collaborate to support City of Guelph’s tree canopy with $25,000 grant


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

October 6, 2021

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


Engagement underway for bike park and splash pad at Eastview Park

October 5, 2021

Continue reading Engagement underway for bike park and splash pad at Eastview Park


Tree planting at Goldie Mill and Green Meadows parks starts October 4

October 1, 2021

Continue reading Tree planting at Goldie Mill and Green Meadows parks starts October 4


Vaccination proof needed to access some City programs, services as of September 22

September 17, 2021

Starting Wednesday, September 22, the Ontario government requires residents to be fully vaccinated (including the 14-day waiting period) and provide their vaccination receipts or medical exemption alongside government-issued identification to access some indoor City programs and services. Continue reading Vaccination proof needed to access some City programs, services as of September 22


Portions of Silvercreek skatepark closed starting September 20

September 17, 2021

Continue reading Portions of Silvercreek skatepark closed starting September 20


Outdoor pools and splash pads

September 14, 2021

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


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

September 8, 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


New policy requires City staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested

August 27, 2021

The City of Guelph is implementing a new COVID-19 vaccination policy for employees. Continue reading New policy requires City staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly tested


Register for fall recreation programs September 8

August 24, 2021

Registered recreation programs are back this fall with registration kicking off on Wednesday, September 8 at 7:30 a.m. Continue reading Register for fall recreation programs September 8


Norm Jary basketball complex construction starts August 23

August 17, 2021

The old tennis and basketball courts at Norm Jary Park are under construction starting on or around August 23 to build a new basketball complex. Continue reading Norm Jary basketball complex construction starts August 23


St. George’s Park courts closed September 7 for construction

August 9, 2021

The St. George’s Park courts will be closed for construction starting September 7 until spring 2022, weather permitting Continue reading St. George’s Park courts closed September 7 for construction


Join us for Park Activation fun at Margaret Greene, Exhibition parks

August 6, 2021

Get ready kids, our popular Park Activation program is back for another summer of fun! Continue reading Join us for Park Activation fun at Margaret Greene, Exhibition parks


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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