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 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.
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:
This Ottawa landmark, with capacity for 2,800 visitors, will be available for special events and community use.
Casino Lac Leamy Plaza
Just north of Aberdeen Pavilion, this courtyard is home to the Ottawa Farmers’ Market.
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
A colourful, dynamic and fully accessible play space featuring a play structure for children.
An exhibit of local floral plants, is the perfect space for family picnics.
Lansdowne’s history is reflected in this heritage gateway, flanked by Aberdeen Pavilion and the Horticulture Building.
The courtyard west of Aberdeen Pavilion, is the main entrance to the park from the Shops at Lansdowne.
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.
Lansdowne Park features more than 800 trees, including an orchard of heirloom apple trees.
Overlooking the great lawn, the Hill features "Moving Surfaces," a sculpture that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to project dynamic video.
This heritage building is a revitalized public space for special events and community use.
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.
A series of skateboard ramps ideally suited to beginners.
Ottawa’s newest refrigerated outdoor skating rink is featured prominently in the City’s winter programs.
South of Aberdeen Pavilion, this square offers seating and space for outdoor performances and festivals.
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
- 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. Please note our pin pads do not currently accept "tap".
- 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.
- COVID-19 safety measures (including mask rules, fitness rules and arena rules)
- Drop-in fees
- Program descriptions
- Cancel your reservation
- Swim admission standards
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.
The Shops at Lansdowne
This mixed-use area includes 280 residential units and 360,000 sq. ft of commercial space, including a new 10 screen movie theatre. The Shops at Lansdowne form part of the Glebe Business Improvement Area to find out more about shopping in the area head to their websites.
The Element High School is also located at Lansdowne Park.
Getting to Lansdowne
1525 Princess Patricia Way
Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3
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.
OC Transpo provides regular service to Lansdowne on routes 6 and 7.
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.
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.
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.
Come cheer on our local teams!
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- 2016 Annual Lansdowne Park Report for the Certificate of Property Use
- 2015 Annual Lansdowne Park Report for the Certificate of Property Use
- 2014 Annual Lansdowne Park Report for the Certificate of Property Use
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