Category Archives: Sports and recreation

Prime time ice availability (October 31 to November 7)

October 30, 2020

Prime time ice available at City facilities. Continue reading Prime time ice availability (October 31 to November 7)


Sports field status

October 30, 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 field status


City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19

October 30, 2020

The City is restoring municipal programs and services with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph restoring services during COVID-19


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


Bristol Street fenced dog park closed November 4 for tree plantings

October 20, 2020

Bristol Street’s fenced dog park is closed on November 4 for tree planting. Continue reading Bristol Street fenced dog park closed November 4 for tree plantings


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


UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9

October 7, 2020

The covered bridge will be closed periodically between October 3-9. Continue reading UPDATED: Covered Bridge and parking lot entrance closed for periods between October 5-9


Calling all green thumbs: We’re accepting applications for new community gardens until October 31

October 1, 2020

Applications for new community garden proposals are open for the 2021 growing season. Continue reading Calling all green thumbs: We’re accepting applications for new community gardens until October 31


Exhibition and Dovercliffe Park tennis courts closed for construction October 26

September 30, 2020

Continue reading Exhibition and Dovercliffe Park tennis courts closed for construction October 26


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


Market Square wading pool status

September 8, 2020

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


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


Have your say: We’re replacing four playgrounds in 2021

July 31, 2020

You’re invited to choose between playground designs for the four playgrounds that we’re replacing in 2021. Continue reading Have your say: We’re replacing four playgrounds in 2021


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


Royal City Park laneway closed to cars until July 31

July 22, 2020

Royal City Park’s laneway and parking is closed to cars until July 31 as crews assess trees and clear debris following the storm this past weekend. Continue reading Royal City Park laneway closed to cars until July 31


We’ve got a plan for our ash—do you have a plan for yours?

July 20, 2020

We’re continuing to monitor, maintain and remove ash trees impacted by the emerald ash borer on public property and it’s important that you check ash trees on your property too. Continue reading We’ve got a plan for our ash—do you have a plan for yours?


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


Construction notice: Riverside Park bandshell building renovations start July 10

July 9, 2020

The City is renovating the existing building next to the bandshell located in the north-west corner of Riverside Park. Continue reading Construction notice: Riverside Park bandshell building renovations start July 10


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


Construction of Dallan subdivision trail starts June 15

June 12, 2020

Construction of Dallan subdivision trail will start June 15 and completed in fall 2020, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction of Dallan subdivision trail starts June 15


Replacement of playground equipment at Peter Misersky Park starts July 6

June 11, 2020

Peter Misersky Playground will be under construction for one week, weather permitting. Continue reading Replacement of playground equipment at Peter Misersky Park starts July 6


Construction notice: Work on Bristol Street Park fenced leash-free area starts June 29

June 9, 2020

Construction of the new fenced leash-free area at Bristol Street Park starts June 29 and will take three weeks, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Work on Bristol Street Park fenced leash-free area starts June 29


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


Mowing and hazard tree removals underway

April 29, 2020

We’re resuming hazard tree removals and a reduced schedule of mowing in our parks and sports fields. Continue reading Mowing and hazard tree removals underway


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


Guelph Community Guide: register for spring and summer recreation programs on March 4

February 25, 2020

Mark your calendar! Registration day is Wednesday, March 4 (starting at 7:30 a.m.) for spring and summer City recreation programs. Continue reading Guelph Community Guide: register for spring and summer recreation programs on March 4


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


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

January 27, 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


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