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Sports fields and outdoor recreation

Enhanced measures in place at City parks

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

Update: July 16

The Province of Ontario has allowed all City outdoor recreation amenities to reopen with restrictions. Outdoor social gatherings are restricted to 100 people – including members of another household.

There are no longer any restrictions on team sports, scrimmages, games, practices and/or tournaments. Full contact sports such as football and rugby may now be practiced.

City of Ottawa Beaches are open, with supervised swimming daily from noon until 7 pm until August 29.

Boat launches and seasonal docks in parks are now open. People are reminded launching watercrafts, such as boats, canoes and kayaks, from beaches is never permitted.

Tennis and pickleball courts

Tennis and pickleball courts are open.

Team or group sports, scrimmages and practices are not allowed at this time.

Ottawa Public Health encourages everyone maintain proper physical distancing, and try and keep activities limited to people within your household.

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 open. Tennis and pickleball nets will be installed over the next week.

Currently, only singles play is permitted. Team or group sports, scrimmages and practices are not allowed at this time.

Ottawa Public Health encourages everyone maintain proper physical distancing, wear masks when physical distancing is difficult, and try and keep activities limited to people within your household.

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 are open. Permits for synthetic turf fields are 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 open.

Ottawa Public Health encourages everyone maintain proper physical distancing, wear masks when physical distancing is difficult, and try and keep activities limited to people within your household. 

  • 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 open for shooting hoops only. No game play is permitted at this time.

Ottawa Public Health encourages everyone to maintain proper physical distancing, wear masks when physical distancing is difficult, and try to keep activities limited to people within your household.

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.