Category Archives: Sports and recreation

Sports fields and ball diamond updates

September 30, 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


Construction notice: Hadati Creek Trail disruption

September 30, 2022

Continue reading Construction notice: Hadati Creek Trail disruption


Ride Guelph Transit for free to all Guelph Storm home games

September 28, 2022

Continue reading Ride Guelph Transit for free to all Guelph Storm home games


Calling all green thumbs: We’re accepting applications for new community gardens until October 30

September 26, 2022

Continue reading Calling all green thumbs: We’re accepting applications for new community gardens until October 30


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

September 26, 2022

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


Outdoor pools and splash pads

September 19, 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

September 19, 2022

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


Construction notice: Roofing work at the West End Community Centre starting September 14

September 13, 2022

Continue reading Construction notice: Roofing work at the West End Community Centre starting September 14


Dive into a new job! Join us for Aquatic Hiring Days September 9, 16 and 23

September 2, 2022

Are you a certified lifeguard, want to be a lifeguard or swim instructor, or simply want a job by the pool? Then bring your swimsuit, resume and a towel to one of three Aquatic Hiring Days on September 9, 16 and 23. Continue reading Dive into a new job! Join us for Aquatic Hiring Days September 9, 16 and 23


Updated: Fall recreation program registration opens September 7 

August 17, 2022

Continue reading Updated: Fall recreation program registration opens September 7 


Public notice: Have your say in the homestretch of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan by August 28

August 8, 2022

Guelph, Ont., August 8, 2022 – Engagement for the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is underway until August 28. The final plan will guide parks and recreation growth over the next 10 years. Continue reading Public notice: Have your say in the homestretch of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan by August 28


Meadow maintenance underway in Guelph parks and natural areas in August

August 2, 2022

We’re preparing Guelph natural areas for yearly meadow maintenance, including mowing, throughout August until mid-September. Continue reading Meadow maintenance underway in Guelph parks and natural areas in August


Notice of Parkland Dedication By-law passing

July 28, 2022

Guelph City Council passed an updated Parkland Dedication By-law No. 2022-20717 on July 18, 2022. Continue reading Notice of Parkland Dedication By-law passing


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

July 26, 2022

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


Park washrooms

July 20, 2022

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


Groundwater monitoring well installation at Peter Misersky Park and Joe Veroni Park starts July 19

July 15, 2022

Continue reading Groundwater monitoring well installation at Peter Misersky Park and Joe Veroni Park starts July 19


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


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


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


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


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


Market Square wading pool status

July 20, 2021

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


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


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

June 21, 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


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


Tennis courts availability

April 6, 2021

Hours and opening dates for tennis courts in Guelph parks. Continue reading Tennis courts availability


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


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