Brantford Begins Gradual Re-opening of Public Spaces

Brantford – The City of Brantford has announced they have begun easing restriction to public spaces this long weekend.

All parks and trail parking lots will be open beginning Saturday, May 16th. Disc golf will also be permissible in city parks, however, amenities such as benches and playgrounds will remain closed and restricted from public use.

The public mulch program will also be made available to residents for at Cockshutt Park.

“While I certainly understand that we all want to get back to our normal way of life, it’s very important we do this gradually and skillfully. Unlike closing everything at once, re-opening will be a step by step process to ensure that all the sacrifices and progress we’ve made to protect the health and safety of our community over the last two months isn’t wasted by a spike in cases caused by opening too quickly.”

Mayor Kevin Davis

Residents hoping to enjoy a golf game at a municipal course this long weekend will have to wait a little longer.

Arrowdale Municipal Golf Course is not slated to open until Wednesday, May 20th. The facility has implemented a number of changes to ensure social distancing and safety amid the pandemic that will remain in place for the duration of the season.

Northridge Municipal Golf Course remains closed until further notice due to ongoing construction of both the parking lot on site and the new Clubhouse.

The city says plans for additional re-openings will be announced this Thursday, May 21st, assuming trends in public health continue to improve.

For additional updates regarding City of Brantford programs and services, residents are encouraged to follow the city on social media sites or visit the website at www.brantford.ca/Covid-19.