Category Archives: Parks and trails

Portions of Silvercreek skatepark closed starting September 20

September 17, 2021

Continue reading Portions of Silvercreek skatepark closed starting September 20


Outdoor pools and splash pads

September 14, 2021

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


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

September 8, 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


Norm Jary basketball complex construction starts August 23

August 17, 2021

The old tennis and basketball courts at Norm Jary Park are under construction starting on or around August 23 to build a new basketball complex. Continue reading Norm Jary basketball complex construction starts August 23


St. George’s Park courts closed September 7 for construction

August 9, 2021

The St. George’s Park courts will be closed for construction starting September 7 until spring 2022, weather permitting Continue reading St. George’s Park courts closed September 7 for construction


Join us for Park Activation fun at Margaret Greene, Exhibition parks

August 6, 2021

Get ready kids, our popular Park Activation program is back for another summer of fun! Continue reading Join us for Park Activation fun at Margaret Greene, Exhibition parks


Park washrooms are open for the season

July 28, 2021

Washrooms open in our parks and along trails. Continue reading Park washrooms are open for the season


Trail improvements coming to Crane Park August 3

July 20, 2021

Construction at Crane Park starts August 3 to continue the revitalization of trails and natural spaces. Continue reading Trail improvements coming to Crane Park August 3


City prepares to enter step three in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen

July 14, 2021

On Friday, July 16, the Ontario government will further reduce COVID-19 restrictions to allow indoor gatherings, outdoor festivals, visitors to River Run and Sleeman centres, and reopening of museums and recreation facilities. Continue reading City prepares to enter step three in Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen


Reconstruction of five Guelph playgrounds starts July 19

July 13, 2021

Guelph, Ont., July 13, 2021 – The City is replacing five Guelph playgrounds starting July 19: Bullfrog Pond, Clair, Kortright Hills, W.E. Hamilton and Westminster Parks. Continue reading Reconstruction of five Guelph playgrounds starts July 19


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


Vote on designs for Hammill Park by July 7

June 15, 2021

We’re starting the process to create a new neighbourhood park located at 51 Skinner Drive, the northwest corner of Starwood Drive and Watson Parkway. Continue reading Vote on designs for Hammill Park by July 7


UPDATED: COVID-safe summer fun at Guelph camps, parks and patios

June 7, 2021

Guelph wants people to get outside for some COVID-safe summer fun in City parks, recreation facilities and day camps. Continue reading UPDATED: COVID-safe summer fun at Guelph camps, parks and patios


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


Basketball complex coming to Norm Jary Park for 2021

May 17, 2021

The old tennis and basketball courts at Norm Jary Park are getting a face lift, turning the space into a basketball court complex in 2021. Continue reading Basketball complex coming to Norm Jary Park for 2021


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


Construction of new park in Dallan subdivision starts May 3

April 22, 2021

Construction at a park in Dallan subdivision, located at 158 Poppy Drive East, will start May 3 and be completed by September 10, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction of new park in Dallan subdivision starts May 3


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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