Brantford City Council directed staff to develop and implement a new and improved Robert Moore Park at the Sydenham-Pearl lands during their special City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.
The new neighbourhood park will be over two acres in size, nearly double the size of the current location of Robert Moore Park.
Preliminary plans for the new park include an upgraded playground, featuring a climber and swing set, as well as field space, a community garden, a multi-purpose pad with four-square and basketball capacity, a multi-use half court and a school yard sandlot.
While not currently funded, the size of the new park can also accommodate the addition of a splash pad that will be considered at a later date. To accommodate the increase in park size, the new park will be located at the City owned Sydenham-Pearl lands at 17 and 22 Sydenham Street.
One third of the current Robert Moore Park space is already privately owned. Brantford City Council has directed City staff to accept a sale offer for the remaining two thirds of the lands as plans were already underway to upgrade Robert Moore Park.
While construction of the new park is expected to be complete by the end of December 2024, the current park space will remain dedicated to recreational park use until such a time as the new park is developed so that the neighbourhood will never be without Robert Moore Park.
Neighbourhood Meeting Tuesday, July 25th 2023
Residents who have additional questions or are interested in learning more are invited to join Ward 2 Councillors John Sless and Gino Caputo, along with City staff, for an upcoming Robert Moore Park Neighbourhood Meeting at:
Brantford Polish Hall
154 Pearl St., Brantford
July 25th – 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.
More information is also available on the City’s website at Brantford.ca/RobertMooreParkRedevelopment.