Category Archives: Sports and recreation

City of Guelph services during COVID-19

January 14, 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


Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines

January 12, 2021

Enhanced public health and safety measures in effect for all of Ontario and are anticipated to be in place until at least Thursday, February 11, 2021. Continue reading Guelph updates enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines


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


COVID-19 Updates for Facility Rentals

December 14, 2020

Prime time ice available at City facilities. Continue reading COVID-19 Updates for Facility Rentals


What to expect during winter in the time of COVID-19

December 14, 2020

We’re getting City services and programs ready for winter, based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health. Continue reading What to expect during winter in the time of COVID-19


City-run rinks and pools to close for 28 days; farmers’ market, libraries and museums remain open

December 11, 2020

Privately-owned sports and recreation facilities may remain open in accordance with provincial regulations. Continue reading City-run rinks and pools to close for 28 days; farmers’ market, libraries and museums remain open


Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework

November 30, 2020

Guelph would close pools and indoor rinks at level red. Continue reading Guelph preparing for level red/control in provincial COVID-19 framework


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


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

November 16, 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


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


Sports fields closed for the season

November 2, 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 fields closed for the season


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


Glow Guelph: Light up your life at the covered bridge starting October 9

October 8, 2020

On October 9, Glow Guelph will transform the covered bridge between Royal City Park and York Road Park with colourful lights every night from dusk until 11 p.m. Continue reading Glow Guelph: Light up your life at the covered bridge starting October 9


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


Guelph reopens more recreation facilities

September 17, 2020

The City is welcoming people back to its recreation centres and arenas for swims, skates, and drop-in and registered program activities. Continue reading Guelph reopens more recreation facilities


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


Voting on Clair Park playground designs to run again until September 7

August 17, 2020

The City is relaunching the playground selection process for Clair Park. One of the two renderings released on July 31 was incorrectly posted. Continue reading Voting on Clair Park playground designs to run again until September 7


Fenced leash-free areas at Bristol Street and Peter Misersky Parks now open

August 12, 2020

Continue reading Fenced leash-free areas at Bristol Street and Peter Misersky Parks now open


West End Community Centre reopens in August

July 31, 2020

The City welcomes people back to the West End Community Centre for camp, swims and library visits starting next week. Continue reading West End Community Centre reopens in August


City’s summer camps back on for August

July 13, 2020

The City of Guelph is offering summer day camp from August 4 to September 4 for children and youth between the ages of four and 12. Continue reading City’s summer camps back on for August


Guelph teams using sports fields for training and practices

July 7, 2020

Starting July 13, some Guelph sports fields will be used for team practices and training. Continue reading Guelph teams using sports fields for training and practices


City employee assaulted at Market Square wading pool

June 29, 2020

A City of Guelph employee is being tested for COVID-19 after a man intentionally coughed in their face at the Market Square wading pool on Saturday. Continue reading City employee assaulted at Market Square wading pool


Outdoor pools and splash pads

June 24, 2020

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


Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway

June 17, 2020

Guelph City Council approves downtown dining district, increasing support for local non-profit organizations and reinstating parking fees, transit fares Continue reading Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway


City preparing to restart some services

June 12, 2020

Work is underway to prepare City buildings, restart services, and ensure processes are in place to keep our community and employees safe. Continue reading City preparing to restart some services


It’s Recreation and Parks Month—virtual style!

June 1, 2020

It’s time to get active—at home and outdoors—during Recreation and Parks Month Continue reading It’s Recreation and Parks Month—virtual style!


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


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


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


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!


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


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


Outdoor community ice rinks

February 10, 2020

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


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


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


New hours: Guelph Market Square open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

January 13, 2020

Guelph plans to reopen Market Square rink December 27. 45-minute skate times start on the hour. Rink open daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Continue reading New hours: Guelph Market Square open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


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


Market Square ice rink status

January 6, 2020

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


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