Parks and Facilities (By-law No. 2004-276)

The Parks and Facilities By-law (By-law No. 2004-276) regulates and promotes the responsible enjoyment and use of City parks and facilities.


  • General hours of operation are from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. unless otherwise posted.
  • Don't litter.
  • Don't disturb or feed wildlife.
  • Don't use motorized vehicles, with the exception of wheelchairs and other mobility assistance devices.
  • Smoking is not permitted in City parks or within nine metres (9m) of the entrance or exit of City parks and facilities.
  • Leash your dog in all parks unless it is specifically designated as an off-leash area (please refer to park signage or GeoOttawa to determine the park’s designation).

View the entire by-law:

Parks and Facilities By-law (By-law No. 2004-276)

Report an issue:



  • 3-1-1
  • (613) 580-2400
  • 1 (866) 261-9799
  • (613) 580-2401 (TTY)

In Person: 

Visit one of the ServiceOttawa Client Service Centres



By-laws contained in this section have been prepared for reference purposes only. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however it is not to be used in place of actual by-laws.

Actual by-laws can be obtained at the following locations: 

City Archives
James Bartleman Centre
100 Tallwood Dr. (Corner of Woodroffe)
Ottawa, Ontario
tel.: 613-580-2857
fax : 613-580-2614

Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe, Ottawa Room