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Sports fields and outdoor recreation

Enhanced measures are in place at City parks

Visit the City News section for up to date information on service resumption.

For compliance with the enhanced restrictions under the extended Province’s Stay-at-Home Order, the City of Ottawa has closed some of its recreation amenities, which include:

  • Public sports fields – including those located at recreation facilities
  • Ball diamonds
  • Basketball, tennis and pickleball courts
  • Batting cages
  • Skateboard parks
  • BMX and other bike parks
  • Picnic tables
  • Outdoor fitness stations

Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, has issued an Order under the Health Protection and Promotion Act to require wearing masks at or within five metres of playground equipment, which remain open under the Province’s enhanced Stay-at-Home restrictions. These include:

  • Play structures
  • Swings
  • Slides
  • Climbers
  • Sand boxes

This masking requirement does not apply to an individual younger than two (2) years of age, or a child who is under five (5) years of age chronologically or developmentally, and who refuses to wear a mask and cannot be persuaded to do so by their caregiver. In addition to and around playground equipment, the masking order also applies to trailheads and takes effect at 12:01 on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

While most outdoor park amenities are closed, you are allowed to walk, run and cycle through parks. You must keep a two-metre distance from others in parks, unless they are members of your household.

Benches and off-leash dog parks can still be used as long as people maintain a two-metre distance. It is highly recommended to wear a mask at all times while in the park.

Tennis and pickleball courts

Tennis and pickleball courts are currently closed under Provincial stay-at-home orders. 

Book a court

Please note that court bookings are currently on hold.  

  1. Please email tennis@ottawa.ca with your rental request. 
  2. Include the name of your organization, contact name, contact information, name of court, the dates and times and any special instructions. 
  3. We will email you a contract along with information on how to pay. 
  4. Review, sign and return the contract to tennis@ottawa.ca. The contract is valid once we receive payment and a signed copy of the contract

2021 court rental fees

Rates are hourly and include HST.

  Rental fees
Minor $ 8.45
Adult $ 10.35
Commercial/private $ 19.05

Use of tennis and pickleball courts

Tennis and pickleball courts are currently closed under Provincial stay-at-home orders. 

Court locations

The interactive map and table below display court locations. The number of courts listed in the table will expand or contract as you zoom in, zoom out or pan the map view. You can also navigate to an area of interest by searching for a park name, address, intersection, street segment or city facility in the “Find address or place” search box. Click on a court for more information about that location. Court information is also available in the City’s Open Data Catalogue.

Sports fields and ball diamonds

About

The City owns and operates approximately 650 sports fields, including ball diamonds, cricket, soccer, football and ultimate fields. Each year, more than 270 organizations use the City’s sports fields.

Rent a sports field or ball diamond

Sports fields and ball diamonds will remain closed until current restrictions are eased to allow sports activities. Permits for synthetic turf fields are also suspended until further notice.

The current provincial regulations do not allow team or group recreation, sports play, scrimmage or training.

Skateboard and BMX parks

Skateboard and BMX parks are currently closed under Provincial stay-at-home orders. 

  • Bearbrook Community Centre/Leslie Armstrong Park, 8720 Russell Road
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • Ben Franklin Place/Legacy Skatepark, Centrepointe behind Theatre District
    • 17,000 square feet
    • Large concrete bowl
    • Many street and vertical components
  • Berrigan Park, 51 Berrigan Drive
    • Flat concrete surface
    • More than 10 components
  • Blackburn Park, 190 Glen Park Drive
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex - Orléans, SK8 Extreme Park, 1490 Youville Drive
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • City-run programs: learn to skateboard and skateboard summer camps
  • Bridlewood Core Park, 65 Stonehaven Drive
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • Constance Bay Community Centre Park, 262 Len Purcell Drive
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn, 1500 Shea Road
  • Greenboro Skatepark, 3142 Conroy Road
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
  • Lansdowne Park, 450 Queen Elizabeth Drive
    • Flat surface
  • Manotick Arena, Centennial Park, 5572 Doctor Leach Drive
    • Flat surface
    • Eight components
  • McNabb Park, Charlie Bowins Skateboard Park, 435 Bronson Avenue
    • Flat concrete surface
    • More than 10 components (including a large half-pipe)
    • City-run programs: learn to skateboard and skateboard summer camps
  • Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata, Innovation Skateboard Park, 4101 Innovation Drive
    • Large concrete bowl
    • More than 10 components (including many street and vertical components)
  • Splash Wave Pool, Trillium Park BMX Track, 2030 Ogilvie Road
    • Flat asphalt surface
    • Five components
    • BMX dirt track
  • Walter Baker Park, 100 Walter Baker Place
    • 7,000 square feet
    • Concrete bowl

Basketball courts

Basketball courts are currently closed under Provincial stay-at-home orders.

Outdoor basketball court locations

The interactive map and table below display the locations of the City's outdoor basketball courts. The number of courts listed in the table will expand or contract as you zoom in, zoom out or pan the map view. Navigate to an area of interest by searching for a park name, address, intersection, street segment or city facility in the “Find address or place” search box. Click on a basketball court for more information about that location. Basketball court information is also available in the City’s Open Data Catalogue.

Sledding hills

Sledding hills are closed for the season. 

Sledding hill locations

The interactive map and table below display's the locations of the City's sledding hills. The number of sledding hills listed in the table will expand or contract as you zoom in, zoom out or pan the map view. Navigate to an area of interest by searching for a park name, address, intersection, street segment or city facility in the “Find address or place” search box. Click on a sledding hill for more information about that location. Sledding hill information is also available in the City’s Open Data Catalogue.

Mooney's Bay Ski Centre at Terry Fox Athletic Facility

Visit the City News section or the COVID-19: Status of Recreation and Culture services webpage for up to date information on service resumption.

The Terry Fox Athletic Facility (at Mooney's Bay Park), located at 2960 Riverside Drive, features an extensive outdoor track and field complex featuring an international standard lighted 400 metre polyurethane-surfaced 8 lane running track with multiple throwing and jumping event facilities. The facility also has 3 lighted premium classed sports fields.

Mooney's Bay Ski Centre is closed for the season.