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Lansdowne

What’s at Lansdowne?

With old favourites, like the Aberdeen Pavilion and Horticulture Building, and exciting new features like the Water Plaza, Children’s Garden and Skating Court, Lansdowne has something for everyone. 

Lansdowne Park

Lansdowne Park is a world-class attraction that blends modern amenities, courtyards, heritage buildings and green space. This urban public destination, situated right in the heart of city, offers programming on a year-round basis. It features events and activities for all ages and all seasons. 

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

Visitors are welcome to use the park daily from 5 am to 11 pm. Pedestrians and cyclists travelling through Lansdowne Park should practice awareness and caution around heavy vehicles and equipment. Your safety is our priority.

Aberdeen Pavilion Features:

Photo of Aberdeen Pavillion 

This Ottawa landmark, with capacity for 2,800 visitors, will be available for special events and community use.

Casino Lac Leamy Plaza

Courtyard - home to the Ottawa Farmers' Market

Just north of Aberdeen Pavilion, this courtyard is home to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market.

Basketball Courts

Basketball courts at Lansdowne Park
In warmer months, the skating court is converted into basketball courts. During major events at TD Place, the bike corral occupies this space and basketball is unavailable.

In warmer months, the skating court is converted into basketball courts. During major events at TD Place, the bike corral occupies this space and basketball is unavailable.

Children’s Play Area

Children’s Play Area at Lansdowne Park
A colourful, dynamic and fully accessible play space featuring a play structure for children.

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

Civic Gardens 

An exhibit of local floral plants, is the perfect space for family picnics.  

East Court

Photo of courtyards
Lansdowne’s history is reflected in this heritage gateway, flanked by Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building.

Lansdowne’s history is reflected in this heritage gateway, flanked by Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building.

Event Square

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

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

Great Lawn

Photo of Great Lawn
With a capacity of up to 17,000 people, the Great lawn is a great space for festivals, family picnics, or a game of ultimate.

With a capacity of up to 17,000 people, the Great lawn is a great space for festivals, family picnics, or a game of ultimate.

Heirloom Orchard 

Lansdowne Park features more than 800 trees, including an orchard of heirloom apple trees.

The Hill

Overlooking the great lawn, the Hill features "Moving Surfaces," a sculpture that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to project dynamic video.

Horticulture Building

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

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

Shuttle Loop

During non-event periods, short-term parking for drop-off/pick-up is permitted along the shuttle loop at the northeast entrance to the park.

Skateboard Ramps

Skateboard Ramps at Lansdowne Park
A series of skateboard ramps ideally suited to beginners.

A series of skateboard ramps ideally suited to beginners.

Skating Court

Ottawa’s newest refrigerated outdoor skating rink is featured prominently in the City’s winter programs.

South Court

Photo of South Court
South of Aberdeen Pavilion, this square offers seating and space for outdoor performances and festivals.

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

Water Plaza

Enjoy the soothing sounds of cascading water from the “Uplift” monument or the 52 dancing water jets that encourage play throughout the summer months.

Lansdowne Park Skating Court

Beginning April 3, outdoor rinks will be closed for the season.

Events and activities

The move to Shutdown status across the province will temporarily close City-managed recreation and cultural facilities for most indoor activities, limit the capacity at outdoor recreation amenities and suspend in-person City counter services. Shutdown comes into effect on Saturday, April 3 at 12:01 am.

The following recreation and cultural programs will temporarily suspend operations:

  • All reserved recreation activities – including indoor skating, swimming (public and lane swims), cardio-weight rooms, sports activities – team play and practices, select cultural programs that operated by reservation only, and indoor fitness classes

Details:

  • Select the button 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 show up no more than 15 minutes prior to your reservation.
  • Your spot is reserved up to 10 minutes after the start of the session.
  • You can reserve one session per day.
  • 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.
  • You can book a maximum of:
    • 2 spaces at a time for cardio and weight sessions, lane swims, older adult activities and sports drop-ins.

Helpful info:

Some changes are coming to our drop-in reservation process!

  • You will soon be able to view session times in the front desk booking system for a week in advance. This will provide you with the most accurate view of available sessions.
  • Sessions will continue to be available for booking 2 days in advance.
  • The full schedules in chart format will no longer be posted on ottawa.ca. If you are looking for a full schedule, please feel free to contact the facility of your choice and request a copy be sent to you via email.

We are continuing to make improvements to our booking system to ensure a positive experience for our clients, and can’t wait to share more exciting enhancements with you in the coming months.

Please note: the programs listed above take place in the Horticulture Building. Location subject to change. 

Reserve a spot at Lansdowne

TD Place at Lansdowne

This stunning 24,000 seat stadium is home to the Ottawa Redblacks (Canadian Football League). The arena at TD Place has a capacity of over 9,000 and is home of the Ottawa 67’s (Ontario Hockey League). Both venues can also host concerts and special events.

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.

On normal days, you can 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.

Transit

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.

Driving

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

Cycle

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. The City has identified a number of routes for cyclists of all levels to get to Lansdowne. 

Cycling Map

Walk

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.

Park and Shuttle service

To get to games at TD Place, REDBLACKS ticket holders have the option to use a Park & Shuttle service offered by Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG). Event-goers will drive to nearby parking lots and take a free shuttle ride to the stadium.

Shuttles will enter Lansdowne from Queen Elizabeth Driveway for the first half of the season. OSEG, the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission (NCC) will monitor and assess impacts to the driveway and community and recommend a plan for the rest of the season to establish a long-term plan for reliable transit.