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Riding Snowmobiles and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) in Ottawa

The use of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and off-road vehicles (ORVs) on public roads and other municipal property is regulated by the ATV, ORV and Snowmobile By-law. Riders should also be aware of and comply with provincial regulations including:

ATVs, ORVs and snowmobiles are only permitted on their designated trails during specific times of the year. Riders may need a permit from the local clubs to ride on these trails. Please contact the local snowmobile club or ATV club for more details.

Trails and forest access roads are often shared by other users including hunters, hikers, cyclists, dogwalkers and equestrians, as well as skiers and snowshoers in winter. They may also be used by wildlife! Respect other users, including wildlife.

Riding ATV/ORVs in Municipal Natural Areas

The only Municipal Natural Area within the City of Ottawa that permits ATV/ORV riding is the Marlborough Forest. This use is only permitted from September through December, when the gates are open, and riders must stay on the designated forest access roads . Riding in the Marlborough Forest is prohibited outside of the permitted/posted time period. ATV riding is also prohibited on trails that are not part of the forest access road network. Bypassing the gates is strictly prohibited.

“Mud bogging” and other off-trail riding is prohibited as it causes significant damage to wildlife habitats and natural vegetation.

Photo d’un chemin d’accès forestier barré dans la forêt de Marlborough. Lorsque les barrières sont fermées, il est interdit de circuler à VTT ou au moyen d’un véhicule hors route.
Photo d’un chemin d’accès forestier barré dans la forêt de Marlborough. Lorsque les barrières sont fermées, il est interdit de circuler à VTT ou au moyen d’un véhicule hors route.
Photo d’un chemin d’accès forestier barré dans la forêt de Marlborough. Lorsque les barrières sont fermées, il est interdit de circuler à VTT ou au moyen d’un véhicule hors route.
Photo d’un chemin d’accès forestier barré dans la forêt de Marlborough. Lorsque les barrières sont fermées, il est interdit de circuler à VTT ou au moyen d’un véhicule hors route.
Photo du début d’un sentier barré dans la forêt de Marlborough. L’affiche sur la barrière fermée indique que l’accès est interdit aux véhicules en tout temps.
Photo du début d’un sentier barré dans la forêt de Marlborough. L’affiche sur la barrière fermée indique que l’accès est interdit aux véhicules en tout temps.

For complete information, please refer to the ATV, ORV and Snowmobile By-law (By-law No. 2019-421).  To find out more safety tips, please visit Off-Road Safety.  

If you have questions or comments about the ATV trail network in Osgoode Ward, please contact the City of Ottawa at RuralAffairs@ottawa.ca.

Rural facilities and event planning

Booking of arenas, parks, sports fields and ball diamonds

City Wide Allocations can provide you with information regarding the rental rates and booking of arenas, sports fields, ball diamonds and park permits. Bookings are done on a first-come-first-served basis.

Staff are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm by phone at 613-580-2595, or by e-mail at sports@ottawa.ca.

Please note: Some rural sports fields and ball diamonds are administered by local community associations and are not booked through City Wide Allocations. Please refer to the rural facility contacts chart for information on who to contact depending on the location.

Rental of rural halls and buildings

Most city-run recreation centres provide rental information and details about their facility. More information and rates can be found on the Parks and Recreation facility rental page.

However, some rural community associations receive funding to maintain and run programs in city-owned buildings or halls within their communities. Please refer to the rural facility contacts chart for information on who to contact depending on your facility requirements.

Accessibility

The City of Ottawa ensures that all major recreation complexes, administrative buildings, community centres, libraries and long-term care facilities are accessible. For more information, contact the City of Ottawa Accessibility Office.

Rural special event resources

If you’re planning a special event in your community, see all the resources below.

Planning an outdoor special event

The City’s Event Central division has developed an application process designed to help groups identify their needs and approvals required to ensure your outdoor special event runs smoothly.

Municipal alcohol policy

If you are planning an event that involves serving alcohol on municipal property, please refer to the City of Ottawa’s municipal alcohol policy.

The policy outlines the appropriate measures that must be taken by the sponsor hosting an event where alcohol is being served on city premises. The Your Planning Guide to Hosting an Event directs City staff and community partners through the booking process for these events.

Smart Serve® alcohol serving course

The Smart Serve® Ontario program has a responsible service training certificate program for anyone in the province who serves or works with alcohol. Certification courses can be completed online, or through a video training kit (also available in French) which is suitable for individual or group training.

Food premise regulations – farmers markets and community events

On June 15, 2006, the Ontario Ministry of Health stated that farmers markets, service clubs, religious organizations and fraternal organizations or any event open to the public can be exempt from the “rigid requirements of Regulation 562 (Food Premises)”.

Events such as potluck dinners, church suppers, community picnics and bake sales “will be protected by the overly-aggressive inspections from public health officials”. Public health inspectors will advise community groups on food safety.

Requirements for exempt groups

“When high-risk food is served at a special event that does not originate from a food premise that is inspected under the Food Premise Regulation, these organizations are now required to post a notice stating whether or not the facilities have been inspected by the local public health unit”.

Organizers are also required to keep a log of providers of high-risk foods to be given to the local public health inspector upon request. Foods generally considered high-risk are:

  • Those that contain raw eggs (i.e. custards, salads)
  • Dairy products (i.e. cakes made with whipped cream, cheese or synthetic cream fillings)
  • Meat, poultry and fish (i.e. fresh or processed meat, sausages)

Farmers markets are still required to follow the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA).

For more information, contact the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Certified food handler training

The Food Handler Certification program is an excellent opportunity for food handlers to learn how to prepare food safely.

Rural facilities contact information

Many of the following rural facilities are subject to individual operating agreements with the City. Please note that booking and rental procedures, fees and services may vary. For other, arena and sports fields booking information not listed below please contact City Wide Allocations. If you need to update your contact information, please send an e-mail to ruralaffairs@ottawa.ca.

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre (North Gower) 2300 Community Way Gerry Lines Bowling Alley (North Gower) 6548 Fourth Line Road Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre information:  613-489-3975 Gerry Lines Bowling Alley information:  613-489-3873 Sara Charron, President, NGRA: 613-489-3975 or  613-489-4208 Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre reservations: 613-489-3975 Gerry Lines Bowling Alley reservations:  613-489-3873 Ball diamond, soccer, tennis: North Gower Recreation Association: 613-489-3975 Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 41237 Community Recreation Programs:  Kevan Shantz 613-580-2532 ext. 20720
Ashton Community Centre See Cavanagh Community Centre N/A N/A N/A

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Bearbrook Community Centre  8720 Russell Road N/A City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation    Ball diamond: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Suzanne Sanford  613-580-2424 ext. 29316 Community Recreation Programs: Martha Pires 613-824-0633 ext. 221
Burritts Rapids Community Hall 23 Grenville Street Note: the facility is in the Municipality of North Grenville Burritts Rapids Community Association Burritts Rapids Community Association: Rental Agent 613-258-1014  N/A Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 41237 Community Recreation Programs:  Kevan Shantz 613-580-2532 ext. 20720

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Carlsbad Springs Community Centre 6020 Piperville Road (former Eighth Line Road) Carlsbad Springs Community Association: Denis Labrèche President Carlsbad Springs Community AssociationReservations  613-822-1435 Ball diamond: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Suzanne Sanford  613-580-2424 ext. 29316 Community Recreation Programs: Martha Pires 613-824-0633 ext. 221
Carp Memorial Hall 3739 Carp Road See Huntley Community Centre City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond, soccer: See Huntley Community Centre Arena ice: See W. Erskine Johnston Arena Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Gaetan Morin 613-580-2424 ext. 34482
Carp Arena See W. Erkine Johnston Arena N/A N/A N/A
Carp Community Centre See Huntley Community Centre N/A N/A N/A
Carsonby Community Centre See Harry Craig Community Centre N/A N/A N/A
Cavanagh Community Centre (Ashton) 8930 Flewellyn Road Greater Ashton Community Association:  Steven Lewis President  613-257-2944 Greater Ashton Community Association:  Steven Lewis President  613-257-2944 Ball diamond: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Kevan Shantz 613-580-2532 ext. 20720
Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre 262 Len Purcell Drive Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community AssociationIan Glen President 613-832-1070 Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association: Verna Atwell 613-832-1070 Ball diamond, soccer: Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Association: 613-832-1070 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Gaetan Morin  613-580-2424 ext. 34482
Corkery Community Centre 3447 Old Almonte Road Corkery Community Association: Bob McCormick President 613-831-4474   Corkery Community Association: 613-831-4474 Ball diamond, soccer: Corkery Community Association:  613-831-4474 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Gaetan Morin  613-580-2424 ext. 34482
Cumberland Village Community Centre See R.J. Kennedy Community Centre N/A N/A N/A
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 2940 Old Montreal Accessibility Features Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Cumberland Heritage Village:  Church, bandstand, picnic grounds Facility contact:  613-833-3059  N/A Museum Administrator: Rachel Perkins 613-833-3059 x224

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Dunrobin Community Centre 1151 Thomas A. Dolan Parkway Dunrobin Community Association:  Greg Patacairk President Dunrobin Community Association   Ball diamond, soccer:  Dunrobin Community Association   Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Gaetan Morin  613-580-2424 ext. 34482

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Fitzroy Harbour Community Centre 100 Clifford Campbell Street Fitzroy Harbour Community AssociationKaren Taylor President 613-623-5241 Fitzroy Harbour Community AssociationHall bookings 613-623-5241 Ball diamond, soccer:  Fitzroy Harbour Community Association Sportsfield bookings  613-623-8867 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Gaetan Morin 613-580-2424 ext. 34482

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Galetta Community Centre Galetta Lawn Bowling 119 Darwin Street Galetta Community Association:  Sandra Fletcher President Galetta Community Association:  Eleanor Wallace  613-623-3890 Lawn Bowling:  Galetta Community Association  Glenn Eastman  613-831-2568 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Gaetan Morin 613-580-2424 ext. 34482
Goulburn Municipal Building /  Goulbourn Lawn Bowling  2135 Huntley Road Goulbourn Lawn Bowling Club: George Burns-Nichol 613-592-9325 City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Lawn bowling: Goulbourn Lawn Bowling Club  George Burns-Nichol 613-592-9325 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Kevan Shantz 613-580-2532 ext. 20720
Greely Community Centre Andy Shields Park  1448 Meadow Drive Accessibility Features Greely Community AssociationBruce Brayman  President 613-821-0394 City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond, soccer: City Wide Allocations sports@ottawa.ca 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext.14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Dale Johnson 613-580-2424 ext. 30245

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Harry Craig Community Centre (Carsonby) 6045 Prince of Wales Drive Carsonby Recreation Association:  Peggy Eastman President 613-489-2601 Carsonby Recreation Association: 613-489-2601 Ball diamond: Carsonby Recreation Association  613-489-2601 Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Wendy Royer 613-580-2424 ext. 41237 Community Recreation Programs:  Dale Johnson  613-580-2424 ext. 30245
Huntley Community Centre (Carp) Outdoor Rink Facility  108 Juanita Street Huntley Mess Hall (Carp)  2240 Craig Side Road Langstaff Drive Soccer Fields (Carp)  200 Langstaff Drive Huntley Community AssociationPresident Huntley Community Association:  613-839-2959 Ball diamond, soccer, tennis:  Huntley Community Association 613-839-2959 Arena ice: See W. Erkine Johnston Arena Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs: Gaetan Morin 613-580-2424 ext. 34482

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Kars Recreation Hall 1604 Old Wellington Street Kars Recreation Association:  Nadine Campbell  President 613-489-2524 Kars Recreation Association:  Hall Rental 613-489-2524 Ball diamond, soccer:  Kars Recreation Association  Field Rental 613-489-2524 Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 41237 Community Recreation Programs:  Kevan Shantz 613-580-2424 ext. 20720
Kenmore - Old Town Hall 3242 York Corners Road Accessibility Features Kenmore Bi-Centennial Park 3151 York Corners Road Kenmore Community Association:  Rob McKenny President  613-821-4913 City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamonds: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Dale Johnson 613-580-2424 ext. 30245
Kinburn Community Centre 3045 Kinburn Side Road Kinburn Community AssociationDawn Dean President  613-832-2481 Kinburn Community Association:    Hall Rentals  613-832-1750 Ball diamond, soccer:  Kinburn Community Association   Field Rentals 613-832-1750 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Gaetan Morin  613-580-2424 ext. 34482
Kinburn Service Centre and Kinburn Arena See West Carleton Community Complex N/A N/A N/A

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
March Central Community Centre 1030 Riddell Drive Old Town Hall Community Centre (South March)  821 March Road March Rural Community AssociationAlex Aronec  President City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond, tennis:  City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Gaetan Morin 613-580-2424 ext. 34482
Marionville Community Centre 4629 Grégoire Road Note: the facility is in the Russell Township Marionville Citizens’ Committee:  François Marion  President  613-774-6312 Township of Russell Ball diamond:  Township of Russell Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464
Marlborough Community Centre (Pierce’s Corners Hall) 3048 Pierce Road Marlborough Community Recreation Association:  Elaine Watters President  613-489-3694 Marlborough Community Recreation Association: Rental number 613-489-3094 Ball diamond, soccer: Marlborough Community Recreation Association Rental number  613-489-3094 Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 41237 Community Recreation Programs:  Gaetan Morin  613-580-2424 ext. 33209
Manotick Arena and Community Centre / Manotick Tennis Courts 5572 Doctor Leach Drive Manotick and Village Community Association: Klaus Beltzner President Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association: Noel Norenius President City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond, soccer, football
  • Dave Wildman, 613-692-4907
Arena ice Tennis courts
Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Wendy Royer 613-580-2424 ext. 41237 Community Recreation Programs:  Dale Johnson 613-580-2424 ext. 30245
Metcalfe Community Centre / Larry Robinson Arena 2785 8th Line Road Accessibility Features McKendry Park  2567 Dow Street Metcalfe Client Service Centre  8243 Victoria Street Metcalfe Community Association:  Shari Rowan President City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond, soccer, tennis, arena ice:   Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 29979 Community Recreation Programs:  Dale Johnson 613-580-2424 ext. 30245
Munster Hamlet Community Centre 58 Dogwood Drive Munster Community AssociationHenry Troup  President Munster Community Association: 613-444-0150 Ball diamond, soccer, tennis:  Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:   Kevan Shantz  613-580-2424 ext. 20720

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Navan Memorial Community Centre 1295 Colonial Road Navan Centennial Park 1279 Colonial Road Navan Community Association:   Phil Grandmaitre President 613-835-2984 City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond, tennis, arena ice:  City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Suzanne Sanford  613-580-2424 ext. 29316 Community Recreation Programs:  Martha Pires  613-824-06334, etc. 223
North Gower Community Centre North Gower Bowling Alley See Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre N/A N/A N/A
Notre-Dame-des-Champs Recreation Centre 3659 Navan Road N/A City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond:  City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Suzanne Sanford  613-580-2424 ext. 29316 Community Recreation Programs:   Elaine Chevrier-Smit   613-580-2424 ext. 29397

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Osgoode Community Centre / Stuart Homes Arena  5660 Osgoode Main Street Accessibility Features Osgoode Village Community Association: Greg Thurlow President City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond, soccer, arena ice Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 29316 Community Recreation Programs:  Dale Johnson 613-580-2424 ext. 30245
Osgoode Youth Centre 5479 Osgoode Main Street Osgoode Youth Association:  Nicole McKerracher  Outreach Director  613-826-0726 Osgoode Youth Association:  Room Bookings 613-826-0726  N/A Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 29316 Manager, Community Programs: Dale Johnson 613-580-2424 ext. 30245

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Pierce's Corners Hall See Marlborough Community Centre      
Pinhey's Point Historic Site (Dunrobin) 270 Pinhey's Point Road Pinhey's Point Historic Site Pinhey's Point Foundation Pinhey's Point Historic Site grounds:  Facility contact 613-247-4830 ext. 221  N/A Museum Administrator: Ashley Stevens 613-247-4830 x222  

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Richmond Memorial Community Centre 6095 Perth Street Richmond Lions Park 3302 Huntley Road Richmond Village AssociationTino Bevacqua President City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond, soccer, tennis, arena ice: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Kevan Shantz  613-580-2424 ext. 20720
R. J. Kennedy Community Centre (Cumberland) / Wilfred Murray Park 1115 Dunning Road Cumberland Village Community Association: Euan Swan Anda Bruinsma Co-Presidents City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond, tennis, arena ice: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Suzanne Sanford  613-580-2424 ext. 29316 Community Recreation Programs:   Martha Pires  613-824-0633, etc. 221

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Sarsfield Community Centre / Yves Chenier Park 3585 Sarsfield Road Sarsfield Community Association:  Caroline Etter President 613-835-4142 Sarsfield Community Association 613-835-7590 Ball diamond, tennis: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Suzanne Sanford  613-580-2424 ext. 29316 Community Recreation Programs:  Martha Pires  613-824-0633, etc. 221

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
Vars Community Building / Alcide Trudeau Park 5715 Rockdale Road Vars Community Association: Laurie McCannell President City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation Ball diamond: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Suzanne Sanford   613-580-2424 ext. 29316 Community Recreation Programs: Martha Pires  613-824-0633, etc. 221
Vernon Recreation Centre 7950 Lawrence Street Accessibility Features Vernon Community Association: Keith McWhinnie President City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation   Ball diamond Recreation and Community Development Officer:  Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Dale Johnson 613-580-2424 ext. 30245

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Facility Community Contacts Room Allocation Sports Field and Arena Ice Allocation City of Ottawa Contacts
W. Erskine Johnston Arena (Carp)  3832 Carp Road West Carleton Amateur Sports Club: 613-839-0352 West Carleton Amateur Sports Club: 613-839-0352 Arena ice: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464
West Carleton Community Complex  / Cavanagh Sensplex  (Kinburn)  5670 Carp Road N/A Krystal Nesseth Capital Sports Management Inc. (City Private Partner) 613-599-0215 Adam O'Rouke 613-580-2424 ext. 34488 Arena ice: Rod Kyd Capital Sports Management Inc.  (City Private Partner)   613-599-0262 Soccer: City Wide Allocations 613-580-2595 Recreation and Community Development Officer: Raynor Boutet 613-580-2424 ext. 14464 Community Recreation Programs:  Chantal Laporte  613-580-2424 ext. 34482

Rural public swimming and skating

The Parks, Recreation and Culture branch offers opportunities for public skating and swimming at the following rural locations. Drop-in schedules for skating and swimming are on the facility pages.

Rural public swimming (indoor pools)

Rural public skating schedules (arenas)

Community outdoor rink program

The City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation branch values the role that the community plays in the outdoor rink program. We encourage service partnerships with community associations, non-profit organizations, service clubs, volunteer groups and sports leagues. The City supports community groups that want to operate an outdoor rink with funding, tools and access to lighting and water. Rink sponsors are responsible for maintaining the ice surface and supervision of the program.

For more Information: Please contact the Seasonal Recreation Office at 613-580-2590 or e-mail seasonalrecreation@ottawa.ca.

Rural recreation

Recreation, Culture and Facility Services

The City of Ottawa’s Recreation, Culture and Facility Services branch offers a wide range of recreation programs and services to keep residents active and engaged in their communities.

A complete listing of recreation programs can be found in the citywide Recreation Guide.

Accessibility design standards

Learn more.

Events

See our online listing of rural events organized by not-for-profit groups within the City of Ottawa. 

For more information on planning your special event, refer to the Rural Facilities and Event Planning page. 

Funding opportunities

The Recreation, Culture and Facility Services branch welcomes applications for community partnership major and minor capital program grants.

Rural community recreation associations and organizations

Rural Ottawa has a strong network of community associations for residents which include recreation opportunities and special events

For more recreation and community resources within the City of Ottawa, refer to the Recreation and Culture Community Organizations page.

If you would like to add your rural community/recreation association to this page, or update your information, please send an e-mail to ruralaffairs@ottawa.ca.