Category Archives: Recreation

Museums and recreation centres gradually increase capacity in support of provincial announcement

October 26, 2021

The City of Guelph is lifting capacity limits and social distancing requirements at facilities that require proof of vaccination following a provincial announcement on Friday. Continue reading Museums and recreation centres gradually increase capacity in support of provincial announcement


Sports fields and ball diamonds updates (October 25, 2021)

October 25, 2021

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 fields and ball diamonds updates (October 25, 2021)


City of Guelph services during COVID-19

October 25, 2021

Guelph’s municipal programs and services during COVID-19. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter using #COVID19Guelph for updates. Continue reading City of Guelph services during COVID-19


Holiday hours for City facilities and services

October 6, 2021

Holiday hours for City of Guelph facilities and programs. Continue reading Holiday hours for City facilities and services


Vaccination proof needed to access some City programs, services as of September 22

September 17, 2021

Starting Wednesday, September 22, the Ontario government requires residents to be fully vaccinated (including the 14-day waiting period) and provide their vaccination receipts or medical exemption alongside government-issued identification to access some indoor City programs and services. Continue reading Vaccination proof needed to access some City programs, services as of September 22


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


Register for fall recreation programs September 8

August 24, 2021

Registered recreation programs are back this fall with registration kicking off on Wednesday, September 8 at 7:30 a.m. Continue reading Register for fall recreation programs September 8


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


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


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


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


The Value of One, the Power of Many

April 15, 2021

April 18 to 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week in Guelph! Continue reading The Value of One, the Power of Many


Do you love to write or draw?

March 3, 2021

We’re looking for youth and seniors in our community to sign up to be a part of our letter writing program—Greetings from Guelph. Continue reading Do you love to write or draw?


City launches online appointment scheduling for select services

February 25, 2021

Commissioner of Oaths appointments, Freedom of Information requests, and picnic shelter reservations can now be booked online. Continue reading City launches online appointment scheduling for select services


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


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


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


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’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!


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)


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 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


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


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


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


Natural outdoor ice rinks

January 18, 2016

Community ice rinks are maintained by neighbourhood volunteers. You are invited to share the use of these unsupervised ice rinks. Continue reading Natural outdoor ice rinks


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