City of Brantford announced that the first phase of construction on the dog park, that was part of the Community Park design, began today, Monday December 12, 2022 on the southerly side of the property along Elgin Street.
In addition to construction of the dog park, the City announced that a temporary parking lot is also being constructed to accommodate user parking for those that intend to use the park for tobogganing this winter. This is in line with Council direction to include the allowance of tobogganing within the new Community Park. Once the temporary parking lot is completed, the City will issue a further notice to inform residents that the park may be used for tobogganing.
In 2019 City Council also directed that 17 acres of the lands be retained for a community park that will be accessible to the public year-round. As a community park, this unique recreational space will be the largest park to be built in Brantford in 100 years, and given its scope and scale, will service both the immediate neighbourhood as well as the broader community. To view both winter and summer park design concepts, please visit brantford.ca/ReimaginingArrowdale. Areas of study will remain fenced. Following completion of Archaeological Studies the community park layout will be reimagined and full construction will be planned.
On October 31, 2022 the City of Brantford confirmed that the sale of a portion of the former Arrowdale Municipal Golf Course was final. 32 Acres of the 49 acres were sold to Elite M.D. Arrowdale Holdings Inc. for a total purchase price of $14,000,000. Proceeds of the sale have been allocated to affordable housing within the City of Brantford and tax revenues generated from the redevelopment of the Arrowdale property will be transferred annually into a reserve fund dedicated to affordable housing initiatives to help support our community’s most vulnerable residents.