Category Archives: Parks and trails

Using fireworks to celebrate Canada Day? Respect the rules

June 27, 2022

Canada Day is approaching on Friday, July 1 and celebrations are sure to follow, including fireworks Continue reading Using fireworks to celebrate Canada Day? Respect the rules


Outdoor pools and splash pads

June 23, 2022

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


It’s time to vote for your favourite playground designs

May 17, 2022

Continue reading It’s time to vote for your favourite playground designs


Riverside Park carousel and miniature train reopening May 20

May 2, 2022

Get your conductor hats and riding boots ready for the year’s first spin of the Riverside Park carousel and miniature train. Continue reading Riverside Park carousel and miniature train reopening May 20


Council endorses Park Plan ahead of integration into the Parks and Recreation Master Plan

April 27, 2022

Guelph’s draft Park Plan was ratified by City Council on Monday, April 25 following a staff presentation to Council and the community earlier this month. Continue reading Council endorses Park Plan ahead of integration into the Parks and Recreation Master Plan


Park washrooms

April 25, 2022

Washrooms open in our parks and along trails. Continue reading Park washrooms


Guelph’s Park Plan heading to Council on April 4

March 24, 2022

The Park Plan report is ready for community and Council review ahead of April Council meetings that will see Guelph’s parks become future ready. Continue reading Guelph’s Park Plan heading to Council on April 4


Outdoor community ice rinks

March 16, 2022

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


Construction underway at Eastview Park this winter

January 17, 2022

Construction is set to start on two projects at Eastview Park in mid-January including ash and hazard tree removals and the new 18-hole disc golf course at Eastview Park. Continue reading Construction underway at Eastview Park this winter


City assesses Guelph’s park needs ahead of Parkland Dedication Bylaw Review

January 6, 2022

The City is looking for community input as it assesses Guelph’s current park system and determines future land needs as the community grows. Continue reading City assesses Guelph’s park needs ahead of Parkland Dedication Bylaw Review


Final splash pad for Eastview Park has been chosen

November 17, 2021

During engagement for a new splash pad at Eastview Park from October 5-26, the community overwhelmingly supported the pollinator themed option. Continue reading Final splash pad for Eastview Park has been chosen


We’re replacing five playgrounds in 2022

November 16, 2021

You’re invited to help us design the five playgrounds we’ll be replacing next year: Goldie Park, Gosling Gardens Park, Herb Markle Park, Howden Crescent Park and Sunny Acres Park. Continue reading We’re replacing five playgrounds in 2022


Riverview Drive lane reductions starting October 25

October 15, 2021

Continue reading Riverview Drive lane reductions starting October 25


CN and Tree Canada collaborate to support City of Guelph’s tree canopy with $25,000 grant

October 8, 2021

CN and Tree Canada collaborate to support City of Guelph’s tree canopy with $25,000 grant. Continue reading CN and Tree Canada collaborate to support City of Guelph’s tree canopy with $25,000 grant


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


Invasive species removals coming to parks and natural areas

June 21, 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


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


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


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


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


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