2017 Outdoor Aquatic Recreation Programs

With the approach of the summer operating season, the information below provides you with details related to the City’s beach, outdoor pool, wading pool and park programs.

 

BEACHES:

Site Location Contact # Open-Closed
Mooney’s Bay 2926 Riverside Dr. 613-248-0863 June 17 – August 27
Britannia 2805 Carling Ave. 613-820-1211 June 17 – August 27
Westboro 745 Ottawa River Parkway 613-792-3875 June 17 – August 27
Petrie Island 727 Trim Rd. 613-824-5704 June 17 – August 27

 

Beaches are supervised Monday to Sunday – 12:00 – 7:00 pm from June 17 – August 27.

Washroom facilities will open Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Mooney’s Bay and Britannia. The last day of operation will be September 4, 2017.

 

Washroom Hours:

Mon – Thu, 10:30 am – 9:00 pm

Fri – Sun, 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

 

Washrooms at Westboro beach are open as part of the canteen concession and reflect canteen operating hours.

Washrooms at Petrie Island will open when access to the site is restored.

For information on water quality at beach locations, contact Public Health: 613-580-2424 ext.13219 or Ottawa.ca.

For general information on beaches, please visit: www.ottawa.ca/beaches

 

OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS:

There will be 9 outdoor pools (deep pools) in operation this summer with schedules for public swimming available at: https://ottawa.ca/2/en/residents/parks-and-recreation/drop-in-programs

Some pools also offer learn to swim programs for all ages.

 

Facilities Location Opening Closing Contact #
Bearbrook 2679 Innes Rd. June 17 September 3 613-824-8300
Beaverbrook 2 Beaverbrook June 17 August 20 613-591-3061
Corkstown 61 Corkstown Rd. June 17 August 20 613-820-1636
Crestview 58 Fieldrow July 1 August 20 613-225-7250
Entrance 2 Eaton June 17 August 20 613-829-2705
General Burns 107 Chesterton June 17 August 20 613-225-7970
Genest 43 Ste-Cecile June 12 August 20 613-749-6488
Glen Cairn 50 Castlefrank June 17 August 20 613-591-9283
Katimavik 64 Chimo June 17 August 20 613-591-9283

For outdoor pool information, please visit: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/swimming and select Outdoor Pools

 

WADING POOLS:

There will be two staggered starting dates for Wading pools in 2017 to extend the weeks of operation across the City:

A-Start Pools:   June 29 – August 24, 2017

B-Start Pools:   July 4 – August 28, 2017

 

Swimming hours (with some exceptions):

For a specific list of swimming hours, please visit: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/swimming and select Wading Pools.

Please note this schedule does not capture delayed openings resulting from scheduled repair work.   A separate communication will be distributed with information relative to specific locations once the status of work being completed is confirmed.

 

Park Park Address Closed Day A/B/ Start Date First Day Last Day Open July 1st Open Aug 1st
Agincourt 1269 Albany Dr. Mon A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Alda Burt 1816 St. Laurent Blvd. Sun A June 29 August 24 YES YES
Alexander 960 Silver St. Wed B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Alta Vista 1309 Randall Ave. Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Alvin Heights 352 London Terrace Tue B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Balena 1640 Devon St. Fri B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Bellevue Manor 1520 Caldwell Ave. Thu A June 29 August 24 YES YES
Bel-Air 1249 Berwick Ave. Wed B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Bingham 145 Cathcart St. Tue A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Brantwood 39 Onslow Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Britannia 2844 Ahearn Ave. Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Canterbury 2185 Arch St Sat & Sun B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Carleton Heights 1665 Apeldoorn Ave. Sat & Sun B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Cecil Morrison 1332 Avenue N Sat A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Champlain 140 Carleton Ave. Wed B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Chaudiere 68 Elm St. Fri A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Dutchies 154 Mann Ave. Tue A June 29 August 24 NO YES
Elizabeth Manley 1161 Blohm Dr. Mon A June 29 August 23 YES NO
Ev Tremblay 108 Beech St. Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Frank J Licari 1990 Cochrane St Thu B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Frank Ryan 950 Alpine Ave. Wed A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Greenboro 363 Lorry Greenberg Sun B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Hampton 645 Parkview Ave. Sat A June 29 August 24 NO YES
Hawthorne 2139 Tawney Rd. Sun & Mon A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Heron 999 Heron Rd. Fri A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Iona 223 Iona Ave. Sun & Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Jules Morin 40 Clarence St. East Wed A June 29 August 24 YES YES
Kingsmere 2074 Benjamin Cres. Sun & Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Kiwanis 395 Levis St. Sun & Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Lions 294 Elmgrove Ave. Sat & Sun B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Lisa 6 Lisa Ave. Wed B July 4 August 28 NO NO
McNabb 435 Bronson Ave. Thu B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Meadowvale 1205 Trenton Ave. Sun & Mon A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Michele Heights 2955 Michele Dr. Wed A June 29 August 24 YES YES
Optimiste 43 Ste Cecile St. Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Overbrook 33 Quill St. Sun B July 4 August 28 NO YES
Owl 185 Owl Dr. Sat & Sun A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Parkdale 366 Parkdale Ave. Thu A June 29 August 24 YES YES
Parkway 1095 Kingsley Dr. Sat & Sun A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Pauline Vanier 1015 Harkness Ave. Sun & Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Pushman 1270 Pebble Rd. Fri A June 29 August 24 NO YES
Raven 1500 Larose Ave. Tue A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Reid 40 Reid Ave. Tue A June 29 August 21 NO NO
Rideauview 960 Eiffel Ave. Sun A June 29 August 24 NO YES
Ruth Wildgen 1099 Grenon Ave. Sat A June 29 August 24 NO NO
Sandy Hill 250 Somerset St. East Thu B July 4 August 28 NO NO
St Laurent 525 Côte St. Sun A June 29 August 24 NO NO
St Luke’s 166 Frank St. Wed B July 4 August 28 NO YES
St Paul’s 469 Donald St. Thu A June 29 August 24 YES NO
Strathcona 25 Range Rd. Mon A June 29 August 24 YES NO
Sylvia Holden (Lansdowne) 955-1015 Bank St. Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Weston 955 Pleasant Park Rd. Mon B July 4 August 28 NO NO
Windsor 1 Windsor Ave. Tue A June 29 August 24 NO YES

 

PROGRAMMING IN THE PARKS:

Weekly crafts, games and activities will be offered at all wading pool locations.  Residents should visit their local pool for a site specific schedule of program offerings.

Please note: Daily program schedule adjustments may occur due to weather, increased requirements for pool surveillance or unforeseen circumstances.

 

Special Events:

All wading pools will host a free special event this summer. Each event will feature arts and crafts, games and prizes for children.

For more information, please visit:

http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/parks-and-recreation/parks-and-sports-fields/special-events

 

Junior Park Mentorship Program:

Free program for children ages 10+ that focuses on programming and leadership skills. Additional information can be found at the link below: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/parks-sports-fields-and-outdoor-recreation and select Wading Pools, and then Junior Park Mentorship Program.

 

SPLASH PADS:

The City of Ottawa Splash Pads will be in operation from May 19th until September 11th (weather dependant). Splash pad sites are unsupervised.  Some splash pads may require repairs due to unpredictable impact from winter weather which will result in a delayed opening.

For a list of splash pad locations and scheduling information, please visit: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/recreation-and-parks/swimming and select Splash Pads

 

TENNIS:

TENNIS COURT/PICKLEBALL COURT RENTALS: Rentals are available for tennis and pickleball courts throughout Ottawa. For more information, please contact: tennisrentals@ottawa.ca

OUTDOOR RINK SLAB RENTALS (BALL HOCKEY):  Rentals are available to groups and individuals.  For more information, please contact: SeasonalRecreation@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2590.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES IN CITY PROGRAMS.

Individuals interested in volunteering in City programs should visit the Volunteer Portal to find out about volunteer opportunities, complete their profile and choose a location or program they would like to volunteer at.   http://ottawa.ca/en/volunteering-city-ottawa

 

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