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Parks and recreation public consultations

Bateman Park

Playground Life-cycle Renewal Project

Address: 24 Bateman Drive.  Ward 9

In 2018, the existing play equipment in Bateman Park is scheduled to be replaced as a life-cycle renewal project.  A public consultation was held on the evening of February 27th, 2017 to determine what sort of play elements the community would like to see included in the new play equipment selection.  As a result of what we heard at the consultation, the Concept Plan, as shown in the link below, was prepared. 

Concept Plan [PDF - 3MB]

The play elements that had been requested and could be built into the design include:

  • Spring toy(s)
  • Under-platform cooperative / imaginative play
  • Monkey bars - both static / straight design and spinner type
  • Slide (for 1.5 to 5 yr olds)
  • Slide - twist design (for 5 to 12 yr olds)
  • Balance element - skateboard
  • Climbing opportunities - as many variable types as possible.

If you have any comments or concerns regarding the proposed Concept Plan, please direct them to:

Jeannette Krabicka
Parks Planner
Parks & Facilities Planning Branch
Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 20047
Jeannette.krabicka@ottawa.ca

Please note:  the comment period will be closed on 16 October, 2017.

Cardinal Creek Park 18A

Cardinal Creek Park 18A will be a 3.1 hectare park located along the Cardinal Creek Valley with pedestrian and emergency access only from Trim Road.  The Transportation Master Plan’s Affordable Road Network shows the future Frank Kenny Road Extension, scheduled for construction beyond the year 2031, running along the southern boundary of the park. In the interim, a pedestrian access pathway will be constructed from the existing Cardinal Creek Community Park parking lot, ending atop the embankment in Cardinal Creek Park 18A.

Context:

Although the park site has been disturbed over recent years as a result of adjacent construction projects, it benefits from surrounding natural woodlands, creek lands and open meadows of long grasses, wildflowers and shrubs.  To the north-west the parkland is raised, providing long views across Cardinal Creek Storm Water Management Pond to Cardinal Creek Community Park and beyond.  A hydro corridor complete with overhead wires and 2 large concrete pylons crosses the central area of the park.   The larger south-east portion is mostly open, sunny and sheltered from winds. The park is not served with electricity, water, sewers or street access.

Preliminary Designs:

A consultation occurred in January 2017 where 3 preliminary plans were shown to the community and posted on-line on Ottawa.ca.  We asked for future park users to rank their top 5 preferred components.

What We Heard:

As two of the components ranked equally, we emerged with 6 favourites:
Fitness trail with exercise stations
Large fenced off-leash dog area with grassed surface
Tennis Courts (no lights)
Nature Trails
Gazebo / shade structure
Lookout Hill (possible uses: running up, rolling down, winter sliding)

We based the final park plan on these components.  Check it out here: Final Concept Plan and click here to answer our short questionnaire.

Next Steps:

Following this consultation, we will prepare detail design drawings and tender the project.  Park construction work will coordinate with the new access pathway and is to be complete by the end of 2018.

The final plans will comply with the City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards and the provisions of the City of Ottawa Park and Pathway Development Manual including the Parks and Pathways Inclusive Design Checklist. 

For further information, please contact:

Ingrid Coney, Park Planner
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services 
100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON, K2G 6J8
Tel.: 613-580-2424, ext. 13226
Email: ingrid.coney@ottawa.ca

Caserta Park

Playground lifecycle renewal

The following concept plans and images depict two options for playground replacement in Caserta Park. The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Concept A and Concept B, as shown below.

Concept Plan A - natural [PDF - 7.31mb]
Concept Plan B - traditional [PDF - 7.20mb]

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than November 30, 2017 to:

Louise Cerveny, Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 27806
louise.cerveny@ottawa.ca

Dalhousie South Park

Playground Life-cycle Renewal Project

343 Bell Street South
Ward 17

In 2018, the existing play equipment in Dalhousie South Park is scheduled to be replaced as a life-cycle renewal project. At the same time, we will be taking the opportunity to reconfigure some of the site in order to better suit the needs of the neighbourhood.

The proposed concept was developed through several meetings with the Glebe Annex Community Association, and was presented at the Association’s Annual General Meeting on November 8, 2017.

The Concept Plan and related images, found at the link below, depict the proposed new park layout and the suggested playground equipment. The community is invited to provide comments on this proposed Concept Plan.  

Concept Plan [ PDF - 1.92 MB ]
Rendered Views [ PDF - 1.24 MB ]

Note:  the comment period will close on January 22, 2018.

Please direct any comments or concerns regarding the proposed Concept Plan to:
Jeannette Krabicka, Park Planner
Parks & Facilities Planning Branch
Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department
City of Ottawa613-580-2424 ext. 20047
Jeannette.krabicka@ottawa.ca

Geoffrey Wightman Park

Playground lifecycle renewal

A community consultation to review the options was held June 21, 2017. The following concept plans and images depict two options for playground replacement. The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Option A and Option B, as shown below.

Presentation Panel [ PDF - 4.07 MB ] 

Option A [ PDF - 752.20 KB ] 

Option B [ PDF - 742.10 KB ] 

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than July 19, 2017 to:
Louise Cerveny, Planner, Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
email: louise.cerveny@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 ext. 27806

Greely West Park

Playground lifecycle renewal

The following concept plans and images depict two options for playground replacement in Greely West Park. The community is invited to provide comments and preference between Concept A and Concept B, as shown below.

Concept A Rocket theme and Concept B Nature [PDF - 2.42mb]

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than January 29, 2018 to:

Louise Cerveny, Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 27806
louise.cerveny@ottawa.ca

Kinburn Park

Playground lifecycle renewal

A community consultation to review the options was held November 14, 2017.

The following concept plan and images depict the option for playground replacement. The community is invited to provide comments on the plan as shown below.

Presentation Panel [PDF-1.18mb]

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than November 24, 2017 to:

Louise Cerveny, Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 27806
louise.cerveny@ottawa.ca

Mud Creek Park

The following presentation plan has been prepared to illustrate the proposed design for a new park located at 1353 Scharfgate Drive, in the Village of Manotick.

Once completed, the park will provide the Village of Manotick with a pathway connecting to the pathway along Mud Creek, landscaping and seating in a natural setting.

Concept Plan [PDF- 4.06mb]

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than February 2, 2018 to:

Lise Guèvremont, Parks Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 27784
lise.guevremont@ottawa.ca

Nanaimo Park

New Basketball Court

A new basketball court will be built in Nanaimo Park, 48 Nanaimo Drive starting in spring 2018. The existing basketball court has three nets installed and there have been conflicts between teenagers and younger children using the existing court. The community would like to alleviate the conflict by creating a new basketball surface with two full size nets while retaining the existing court and one net.

For more information on the project, please contact:

Jennifer Shepherd
Parks Planner
Parks & Facilities Planning Branch
Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 13771
Jennifer.Shepherd@ottawa.ca

Wateridge Village Phase 1B - Two Parks 2018

The Wateridge Village Community located on the site of the former Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Rockcliffe will eventually have ten (10) new parks.  The combined area of parkland in the community will be 21.93 hectares of land. Two parks (Park 5 and Park 8) are currently under construction and will be complete in Spring 2018. Phase 1B will contain two more parks that will begin construction in Spring 2018 and includes one of the two planned community parks.

South Community Park 2

Park 2 is 5.03 hectares in size. The amenities in this park will include: Splash pad water play feature, community gathering space with seating, picnic area, playground with senior and junior play equipment, and youth fitness structure, full size soccer field, double lit tennis courts, lit boarded hockey rink, puddle rink, integrated skateboard park, fitness signage with benches, informal seating, free play open space, park shade structure, pathways, benches, dry cells (stormwater management feature), landscaping, new trees and planting and preservation of existing trees.

South Community Park 2 Concept Plan [PDF - 8.25mb]

Town Square Parkette 8

Park 8 is 0.32 hectares in size and will function as the ‘town square’ and provide a place for the community to gather. The concept for the space ties together the past, present, and future influences of the site and incorporates history from the CFB Rockcliffe army base (specifically commemorating Lt Col William G Barker VC), and modern amenities and aesthetics. The amenities in this park will include: a splash pad, multi-purpose and multi-season community gathering space with seating, park shade structure, commemorative features, pathways, benches and tables, landscaping, new trees and planting.

Town Square Parkette 8 Concept Plan [PDF - 9.71mb]

613-580-2424 extension 16683
diane.emmerson@ottawa.ca

The online consultation period ended on December 13th 2017, a public open house was held on November 7th, 2017.

Please check this web site in early 2018 for results of the consultation process and revised park plans.

William Bradley Park

William Bradley Park is a new .34 hectares accessible park on gently rolling terrain located on Porter Street in Stittsville. The park includes active and passive play areas, swings, and an asphalt pathway loop with seating and bicycle parking. There are two options for active play for the community to choose from: an adult fitness area; or children’s play structure. An existing vegetative buffer along the southeast of the property complements generous tree planting for shade and visual buffering. The following concept plans and images depict the two options:

Option A [PDF-1.76mb]
Option B [PDF-1.76mb]
Concept Images [PDF-1.32mb]

A community consultation to review the options is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex Centre, 1500 Shea Road.

If you wish to provide comments please send, no later than February 22, 2018, to:

Jennifer Shepherd
Planner, Parks and Facilities Planning
Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13771
Jennifer.Shepherd@ottawa.ca