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What’s at Lansdowne?

Lansdowne has something for everyone. The Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building are home to a variety of events and activities. Other features include the civic garden, water plaza, children’s play area, skate park and skating court. Visitors are welcome to use the park daily from 5 am to 11 pm.

Lansdowne Park

Lansdowne Park is a world-class attraction that blends modern amenities, courtyards, heritage buildings and green space. Located in the heart of the city, this urban destination hosts events, community programming and recreation activities year-round. 

Overview of TD Place, the Shops at Lansdowne and Lansdowne Park. All park amenities are outlined in the Park amenities table.

  • 21 - Aberdeen Square
  • 22 - Aberdeen Pavilion
  • 23 - Horticulture Building
  • 24 - Skating Court/Basketball Courts
  • 25 - Great Lawn
  • 26 - Water Plaza/Uplift
  • 27 - Civic Gardens
  • 28 - Heirloom Orchard
  • 29 - Children’s Play Area/Skate park
  •      - Algonquin Teaching Circle 
  • 30 - South Court
  • 31 - The Hill/Moving surfaces

Aberdeen Pavilion

Aberdeen Pavilion

This Ottawa landmark will be available for special events and community use.

Aberdeen Square

Casino Lac Leamy Plaza

This courtyard, north of Aberdeen Pavilion, is home to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. The stone pavers in the Aberdeen Square are patterned after typical Algonquin basketry. They are representative of Algonquin food vessels and inspired by the care and respect paid to food in Algonquin culture.

Skating court/Basketball courts

Skating court and basketball court

Enjoy ice skating on the outdoor refrigerated rink in the winter months and play basketball on the courts during the warmer months. During some major events at TD Place the bike corral occupies this space and the courts are unavailable.

Algonquin Teaching Circle

Image of the Algonquin Teaching Circle

The Algonquin Teaching Circle is located between the Children’s Play Area and the Skating Court/Basketball Courts. It is a place where visitors can connect with Algonquin culture. The Teaching Circle is surrounded by the Seven Trees of significance to Algonquins.

Children’s play area

Children's play area

A colourful, dynamic and fully accessible play space featuring a play structure for children.

Civic Garden

Civic gardens

The Lansdowne Civic Garden is a demonstration garden with 26 beds featuring different themes. Food harvested from the garden is donated to the Centretown Emergency Food Centre. The Ethno-Botanical beds feature plant species of ceremonial, medicinal or practical use in Algonquin culture.

East Court

East court

Flanked by the Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building this space is home to the Summer Arts Series and the expanded Ottawa Farmer’s Market.

Event Square

Photo of Event Square

The courtyard west of Aberdeen Pavilion is the main entrance to the park from the Shops at Lansdowne.

Here you can find the sculpture Cows Fly Home on Sunday by Tim DesClouds, a brass and copper weathervane which reminds of the agricultural history of the Aberdeen Pavilion.

Event Square is also home to a memorial marking the birthplace of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry regiment.

Great Lawn

Great lawn

The Great lawn is an open space for festivals, family picnics, or a game of ultimate.

Heirloom Orchard

Heirloom orchard

Lansdowne Park features more than 800 trees, including an orchard of heirloom apple trees. Apples are harvested annually by Hidden Harvest and donated to local food agencies.

The Hill

Lansdowne hill featuring Moving surfaces installation

Overlooking the great lawn, the Hill features Moving Surfaces, a public art installation by Vancouver-based artist Jill Anholt. Composed from a series of steel shapes that bend and fold, Moving Surfaces' organic, fluid form is reminiscent of the flow of water itself. Light-emitting diodes (LED's), integrated into one face of the sculpture, project a dynamic video created from an in-depth study of the textures, patterns and reflections of water movement along the Rideau Canal. The LED component of the sculpture is also programmable, enabling the curation of future digital installations by other artists, ensuring Moving Surfaces continual transformation over time.

In the most recent evolution of the sculpture artist Andrew O’Malley connects sky and water with his digital painting Northern Window. Northern Window interacts with the lighting of Moving Surfaces by creating sequences of patterns that evolve throughout the day with the movement of the sun and changes in the skies and weather patterns. At a glance the viewer may see the lighting as static, however a sensor on the sculpture records the current sky and updates the sequencing every minute to reflect the changes in light from sunrise to sunset, through clouds and starry skies alike.

Horticulture Building

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

This heritage building is a revitalized public space for special events, recreation programs and community use.

Shuttle loop

The shuttle loop is a drop-off area with some paid parking. Additional paid parking is available underground and is accessible from the shuttle loop near the park entrance from Queen Elizabeth Driveway or at the stadium entrance from Bank Street.

Skate park

Skateboard Ramps at Lansdowne Park

A series of skateboard ramps ideally suited to beginners.

South court

Photo of South Court

South of Aberdeen Pavilion, this area offers seating and space for outdoor performances and festivals.

Water plaza

Water plaza at Lansdowne

Enjoy the soothing sounds of cascading water from Uplift, a public art installation by Vancouver-based artist Jill Anholt, or the 52 dancing water jets that encourage play throughout the summer months.

Uplift is inspired by the site’s legacy of juxtaposition between natural and built structures. Its form draws inspiration from both the rocky ridges and sloping geological formations of the Canadian Shield and the intense human enterprise used to carve through these layers to construct the Rideau Canal. Created from local granite and brushed stainless steel, the sculpture fuses Ottawa's tradition of stone building with contemporary materiality and innovative water engineering.

Events and activities

July

August

Recreation programs

Recreation eGuide

Browse the eGuides for aquatics, general interest, sports and fitness, inclusive recreation, specialty arts and virtual programs.

Drop-in activities

You are encouraged to reserve a space for drop-in programs online in advance. In-person walk-in reservations will be accepted when space allows. Please also see Drop-in activities.

Details:

  • Select the link below to reserve your spot. Available sessions for the next two days will be displayed in green.
  • Reserve your space as of 6 pm for up to two days in advance.
  • Please arrive on time for your program.
    • Instructional based programs: Late arrivals may not be permitted to join after the start of the class.
    • For all other drop-in activities: Your spot will be reserved up to 10 minutes after the session has started. If you arrive later than 10 minutes after your scheduled start time, your spot may be given to another individual or your visit may be cut short.
  • If you are unable to reserve a spot online, you can make a walk-in reservation on the day of, if there are spaces remaining. To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to reserve your space online.
  • Payment can be made on-site. Please note our pin pads do not currently accept "tap".
  • You can book a maximum of:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.
    • 2 spaces at a time for cardio and weight sessions, lane swims, older adult activities, and sports drop-ins.

Helpful info:

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change. Holiday hours and programs may vary. Changes will be reflected through the booking process.

Lansdowne - spring drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Rollerskating n/a 6 - 7 pm, 
7:15 - 8:15 pm
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Reserve a spot at Lansdowne

Questions?

Contact Jeanine Anderson at 613-580-2424 extension 17323 or by email at jeanine.anderson@ottawa.ca

TD Place at Lansdowne

This stunning 24,000 seat stadium is home to the Ottawa Redblacks (Canadian Football League). The arena at TD Place is home of the Ottawa 67’s (Ontario Hockey League). Both venues also host concerts and special events.

The Shops at Lansdowne

This mixed-use area includes 280 residential units and 360,000 sq. ft of commercial space, including a 10 screen movie theatre. The Shops at Lansdowne form part of the Glebe Business Improvement Area.

The mural Peace Flowers by Tom Cech can be found on the wall of the Cineplex to the north of the Casino Lac Leamy Plaza.  The work evokes moments in history when Canada and Belgium crossed paths and relied on each other in matters of peace and war. It is a tribute to our countries’ friendship and like-mindedness. It artistically depicts two symbolic “Belgian” flowers – the “Peace Rose of Ghent” and the “Poppy of Flanders Fields” as well as two inspiring Canadian figures – painter Mary Riter Hamilton and WWI officer and poet John McCrae.

Getting to Lansdowne

Google Map of Lansdowne

1525 Princess Patricia Way
Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3
613-580-2429

There are lots of options for getting to Lansdowne; take transit, drive, cycle or walk.

For special events, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is providing a range of travel options for you to get to and from TD Stadium. To get to games at TD Place, Redblacks ticket holders have the option to use a park and shuttle service offered by Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. Event-goers will drive to nearby parking lots and take a free shuttle ride to the stadium.

OC Transpo provides regular service to Lansdowne on routes 6 and 7. Enhanced transit service will also be available for major events at TD Place or Lansdowne.

An underground parking garage provides spaces for everyday visitors to shop, use the park, and visit the stadium. Please note that only Club Seat ticket holders will have access to parking on game days.

The re-developed Lansdowne includes more than 600 bike parking spaces across the site. Secure bike parking will also be provided for major events.

The City’s improved network of multi-use pathways and cycle lanes make this healthy travel choice safer and easier than ever.

Cycling map [ PDF - 570 KB ]

All of the pathways leading to Lansdowne are fully accessible, providing everyone the opportunity to enjoy all of the local sites and amenities on your way.