Category Archives: Sports and recreation

Sports fields and ball diamond updates

May 24, 2022

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


It’s time to vote for your favourite playground designs

May 17, 2022

Continue reading It’s time to vote for your favourite playground designs


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

May 9, 2022

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


Riverside Park carousel and miniature train reopening May 20

May 2, 2022

Get your conductor hats and riding boots ready for the year’s first spin of the Riverside Park carousel and miniature train. Continue reading Riverside Park carousel and miniature train reopening May 20


Outdoor pools and splash pads

May 2, 2022

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


Riverside Park carousel and miniature train

May 2, 2022

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


Council endorses Park Plan ahead of integration into the Parks and Recreation Master Plan

April 27, 2022

Guelph’s draft Park Plan was ratified by City Council on Monday, April 25 following a staff presentation to Council and the community earlier this month. Continue reading Council endorses Park Plan ahead of integration into the Parks and Recreation Master Plan


Park washrooms

April 25, 2022

Washrooms open in our parks and along trails. Continue reading Park washrooms


Sliding in for a win: Guelph Sports Hall of Fame welcomes five inductees

April 6, 2022

The Guelph Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce the names of the 2020 inductees who will be celebrated following a two-year pause on the annual inductee dinner due to COVID-19. Continue reading Sliding in for a win: Guelph Sports Hall of Fame welcomes five inductees


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

March 28, 2022

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


Guelph’s Park Plan heading to Council on April 4

March 24, 2022

The Park Plan report is ready for community and Council review ahead of April Council meetings that will see Guelph’s parks become future ready. Continue reading Guelph’s Park Plan heading to Council on April 4


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


Spring recreation programs are missing one thing – you!

March 1, 2022

Registration for spring and summer recreation programs starts Wednesday, March 9 at 7:30 a.m. Continue reading Spring recreation programs are missing one thing – you!


Guelph facilities to move to next phase of reopening today

February 17, 2022

Continue reading Guelph facilities to move to next phase of reopening today


Kids ride free on Guelph Transit for one-year pilot

February 4, 2022

Starting March 1, kids five to 12 years old can ride Guelph Transit for free with a registered OnYourWay fare card. Continue reading Kids ride free on Guelph Transit for one-year pilot


City facilities begin reopening January 31

January 21, 2022

Continue reading City facilities begin reopening January 31


Construction underway at Eastview Park this winter

January 17, 2022

Construction is set to start on two projects at Eastview Park in mid-January including ash and hazard tree removals and the new 18-hole disc golf course at Eastview Park. Continue reading Construction underway at Eastview Park this winter


City assesses Guelph’s park needs ahead of Parkland Dedication Bylaw Review

January 6, 2022

The City is looking for community input as it assesses Guelph’s current park system and determines future land needs as the community grows. Continue reading City assesses Guelph’s park needs ahead of Parkland Dedication Bylaw Review


Final splash pad for Eastview Park has been chosen

November 17, 2021

During engagement for a new splash pad at Eastview Park from October 5-26, the community overwhelmingly supported the pollinator themed option. Continue reading Final splash pad for Eastview Park has been chosen


We’re replacing five playgrounds in 2022

November 16, 2021

You’re invited to help us design the five playgrounds we’ll be replacing next year: Goldie Park, Gosling Gardens Park, Herb Markle Park, Howden Crescent Park and Sunny Acres Park. Continue reading We’re replacing five playgrounds in 2022


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)


Riverview Drive lane reductions starting October 25

October 15, 2021

Continue reading Riverview Drive lane reductions starting October 25


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


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


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


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


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


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

May 16, 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


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


Market Square skating rink status

March 17, 2021

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


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


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


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


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


City hires architect for South End Community Centre detailed design

November 15, 2017

Continue reading City hires architect for South End Community Centre detailed design


Natural outdoor ice rinks

January 18, 2016

Community ice rinks are maintained by neighbourhood volunteers. You are invited to share the use of these unsupervised ice rinks. Continue reading Natural outdoor ice rinks