Category Archives: Parks and trails

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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Ash tree removal in Preservation Park starts January 13

December 17, 2019

We’re removing ash and hazard trees from Preservation Park starting January 13 that are affected by emerald ash borer. Continue reading Ash tree removal in Preservation Park starts January 13


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


Temporary trail closure: Downtown Trail/TransCanada Trail alongside Goldie Mill Park

August 27, 2019

Part of the Downtown Trail/TransCanada Trail that runs past Goldie Mill Park will be closed for restoration work starting August 27 until further notice. Continue reading Temporary trail closure: Downtown Trail/TransCanada Trail alongside Goldie Mill Park


City’s Leash Free Policy now in effect

July 18, 2019

The City’s new Leash Free Policy changes how dog owners use sports fields as leash-free areas and paves the way for fenced dog parks. Continue reading City’s Leash Free Policy now in effect


Trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting July 15

July 10, 2019

Trail improvements are starting as a part of the next phase of the Crane Park Revitalization Project starting on July 15, 2019. Continue reading Trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting July 15


Your parks. Your recreation. Your voice.

June 6, 2019

The City of Guelph is updating its Parks and Recreation Master Plan to guide how it plans for the future development of recreational services and infrastructure in Guelph. Continue reading Your parks. Your recreation. Your voice.


Construction of Cedarvale Avenue Park starts June 10

June 5, 2019

Construction of Cedarvale Avenue Park starts June 10 and will be completed by fall, weather permitting. Please stay out of the fenced area for safety. Continue reading Construction of Cedarvale Avenue Park starts June 10


Indigenous community partners with City to create Sacred Fire space in Royal City Park

June 3, 2019

Local First Nations, Métis, Mixed Ancestry, Inuit and the City of Guelph are excited to share the completion of a Sacred Fire space located in Royal City Park. Continue reading Indigenous community partners with City to create Sacred Fire space in Royal City Park


Leash Free Policy lays the framework for fenced dog parks

May 9, 2019

The City’s draft Leash Free Policy has been posted on the City’s website, outlining the framework for the future of off-leash dogs in Guelph parks. Continue reading Leash Free Policy lays the framework for fenced dog parks


Clean and green collects a hippo’s worth of garbage

April 30, 2019

A record number of parks, trails and green spaces were cleared of 3,300 kilograms during Clean and Green this past Saturday. Continue reading Clean and green collects a hippo’s worth of garbage


New Parkland Dedication Bylaw in effect January 31

January 29, 2019

Council has approved a new Parkland Dedication Bylaw that will be implemented January 31. Continue reading New Parkland Dedication Bylaw in effect January 31


Council reviews Parkland Dedication Bylaw January 14

January 4, 2019

Council will consider an updated Parkland Dedication Bylaw at the January 14 Committee of the Whole meeting. The Bylaw goes to Council January 28. Continue reading Council reviews Parkland Dedication Bylaw January 14


Phase one trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting September 5

August 27, 2018

The City is working in Crane Park starting September 5, 2018 to improve the existing trail and remove invasive buckthorn. Continue reading Phase one trail improvements coming to Crane Park starting September 5


Riverside Park playground opens

June 28, 2018

Continue reading Riverside Park playground opens


Activating Guelph’s parks

June 25, 2018

Continue reading Activating Guelph’s parks


Final design selected for the Ward to Downtown Bridge

June 19, 2018

Continue reading Final design selected for the Ward to Downtown Bridge


City plans for remediation work at Goldie Mill Park

April 16, 2018

Continue reading City plans for remediation work at Goldie Mill Park