Category Archives: Sports and recreation

Sports fields and ball diamonds updates

April 20, 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


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

April 19, 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 skate park and sports fields closed, 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 closed, 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


Retaining wall assessment at Royal City Park starts April 27

April 13, 2021

The work at Royal City Park at the Boathouse Tea Room is expected to start April 27 and be completed the same day, weather permitting. Continue reading Retaining wall assessment at Royal City Park starts April 27


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


Tennis courts availability

April 6, 2021

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


Give back to Guelph parks: Sign up for Clean and Green

April 6, 2021

This year’s Clean and Green community clean up of Guelph’s parks, trails and open spaces will look a little different, but the premise remains the same: give back to the spaces that give so much to us, especially during times like these. Continue reading Give back to Guelph parks: Sign up for Clean and Green


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


Prime time ice availability (March 29-April 25, 2021)

March 30, 2021

Prime time ice available at City facilities. Continue reading Prime time ice availability (March 29-April 25, 2021)


City repairing a channel in Silvercreek Park March 29

March 24, 2021

City repairing a channel in Silvercreek Park March 29 Continue reading City repairing a channel in Silvercreek Park March 29


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


Market Square ice rink status

March 10, 2021

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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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