Outdoor Sports Facility Strategy

The Outdoor Sports Facility Strategy is a comprehensive 15+ year strategy that will guide the development, management, and maintenance of Guelph’s outdoor sports fields and courts. The strategy will:

  • Further our understanding of how we currently provide services for outdoor sports
  • Establish service level targets for outdoor sports fields and surfaces
  • Plan for the quality, quantity and type of infrastructure we will need in the future
  • Understand emerging trends and leading practices
  • Equitably provide services and facilities to all residents
  • Guide management and maintenance of our sports fields and surfaces

The strategy will focus on outdoor infrastructure and services for sport fields (rectangular, diamonds) and courts (basketball, tennis, pickleball, volleyball). It will also consider unprogrammed, regional, and extended use of sport infrastructure. This work will build upon the groundwork and direction set out in the City’s Park Plan and Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Current engagement

We are in the process of collecting feedback to help us guide the Outdoor Sports Facility Strategy.

You can provide feedback at Have Your Say before June 18, or come see us at one our pop-up events!

  • May 27 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Margaret Greene Park
  • June 1 (12:30 p.m. to end of game): Guelph Royals game at Hastings Stadium
  • June 3 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.): Norm Jary Park
  • June 7-9 (weekend event): Multicultural Festival
  • June 17 (6 p.m.to 8 p.m.): Eastview Park
  • June 23 (1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.): Guelph United Football Club Men and Women games at Centennial Bowl

Your feedback will help us to:

  • Identify where improved or different sports fields and courts may be needed within the City.
  • Share information about new, emerging, or international sports that should be considered in the strategy.
  • Let us know what’s working, what’s not, and how we can improve where and how outdoor sport facilities are built, booked and maintained.

We’ll use your feedback, alongside input from user groups, partners and community organizations to begin developing a draft plan. Engagement activities will continue through 2025 to gain further understanding and ensure the draft plan suits the needs of the City. A final version of the plan is anticipated to be presented to Council in 2026.