Category Archives: Recreation

City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 10, 2020

Based on the advice from Guelph’s Medical Officer of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Guelph has declared an emergency, closed City buildings to the public and cancelled programs and events. Continue reading City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Sports field status

June 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


Summer water fun starts Saturday!

June 26, 2020

The City’s splash pads, wading pools and outdoor pool are opening for the summer season with enhanced health and safety practices in place to keep you safe. Continue reading Summer water fun starts Saturday!


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 opening outdoor pools, splash pads, washrooms, Farmers’ Market and ServiceGuelph with COVID-19 measures in place

June 19, 2020

Guelph is set to open a few facilities over the next few weeks with measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading Guelph opening outdoor pools, splash pads, washrooms, Farmers’ Market and ServiceGuelph with COVID-19 measures in place


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!


Guelph summer camps, 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 summer camps, recreation programs, permits and events at City facilities cancelled until September 8, 2020


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 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


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


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


Staff recommends early end to Centennial Pool license agreement

August 22, 2019

Centennial Pool has reached the end of its life cycle and is no longer financially sustainable. Continue reading Staff recommends early end to Centennial Pool license agreement


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.


Background and updates on recent Development Charge changes and the new Community Benefits Charge Framework (Bill 108)

May 31, 2019

Continue reading Background and updates on recent Development Charge changes and the new Community Benefits Charge Framework (Bill 108)


June is Recreation and Parks Month

May 21, 2019

Join in celebrating the benefits of recreation and parks in everyday life. Continue reading June is Recreation and Parks Month


Limitless Guelph receives PRO Award of Excellence

February 7, 2019

The City of Guelph’s Limitless Guelph program is receiving a 2019 PRO Award of Excellence from Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO). Continue reading Limitless Guelph receives PRO Award of Excellence


Outdoor play features arrive at Victoria Road Rec Centre

September 12, 2018

Continue reading Outdoor play features arrive at Victoria Road Rec Centre


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


City provides update on South End Community Centre project

June 8, 2018

Continue reading City provides update on South End Community Centre project


City improves application process for subsidy programs

January 25, 2018

Continue reading City improves application process for subsidy programs


City hires architect for South End Community Centre detailed design

November 15, 2017

Continue reading City hires architect for South End Community Centre detailed design


City receives $115,400 from Ontario government

October 2, 2017

Continue reading City receives $115,400 from Ontario government


Celebrate the grand reopening of Guelph’s Victoria Road Recreation Centre

June 20, 2017

Continue reading Celebrate the grand reopening of Guelph’s Victoria Road Recreation Centre


Guelph Community Pottery Centre finds new permanent home

April 26, 2017

Continue reading Guelph Community Pottery Centre finds new permanent home


April marks one year construction anniversary of the Victoria Road Recreation Centre renovation

April 13, 2017

Continue reading April marks one year construction anniversary of the Victoria Road Recreation Centre renovation


Go behind the scenes at Victoria Road Recreation Centre

March 16, 2017

Continue reading Go behind the scenes at Victoria Road Recreation Centre


Guelph wins Festival and Events Ontario’s “Municipality of the Year” award

March 6, 2017

Guelph received the 2017 Municipality of the Year Award from Festivals and Events Ontario Continue reading Guelph wins Festival and Events Ontario’s “Municipality of the Year” award


Plans underway for Victoria Road Recreation Centre grand reopening

February 22, 2017

Continue reading Plans underway for Victoria Road Recreation Centre grand reopening


Construction continues at Victoria Road Recreation Centre

January 31, 2017

Continue reading Construction continues at Victoria Road Recreation Centre


Countdown is on!

January 13, 2017

Continue reading Countdown is on!


We’ve got partial occupancy

October 4, 2016

Continue reading We’ve got partial occupancy


Caution: Wet paint!

September 6, 2016

Continue reading Caution: Wet paint!


Masonry work begins

August 9, 2016

Continue reading Masonry work begins


Elevator work happening

July 19, 2016

Continue reading Elevator work happening


Construction is moving along

July 14, 2016

Continue reading Construction is moving along


City publishes quarterly updates on large construction projects

July 14, 2016

Continue reading City publishes quarterly updates on large construction projects


Ontario announces year-three Seniors Community Grant recipients

June 20, 2016

Ontario is investing up to $13,990 in three projects in Guelph and Wellington County through the Seniors Community Grant program, which will help seniors stay connected, active and engaged in their communities. Continue reading Ontario announces year-three Seniors Community Grant recipients


Construction, demolition work well underway

June 20, 2016

Continue reading Construction, demolition work well underway


Silvercreek Skatepark opens Thursday afternoon

June 7, 2016

Continue reading Silvercreek Skatepark opens Thursday afternoon


Council gives final green light for renovations to start

March 23, 2016

On March 31, 2016 Victoria Road Recreation Centre (VRRC) will close to the public for 12 to 15 months while the facility undergoes extensive renovations. Continue reading Council gives final green light for renovations to start


City launches Energize Guelph initiative on February 12

February 10, 2016

Continue reading City launches Energize Guelph initiative on February 12


City staff recommends community centre for Guelph’s south end

May 30, 2014

Continue reading City staff recommends community centre for Guelph’s south end