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New bilingual “Welcome to Stittsville” sign to be unveiled Saturday

(PHOTO: The “old” Welcome to Stittsville sign, including the former Goulbourn municipality “G” logo.)

On Saturday, a new bilingual “Welcome to Stittsville” sign and flagpole will be unveiled at the corner of Stittsville Main and Hazeldean Road.

The additions are part of a redevelopment of the park space around the sign, which will include an age-friendly park adjacent to the new Hazeldean Gardens retirement home that’s currently under construction. The park is being funded through the City of Ottawa’s cash in lieu of parkland (CIL) budget. Continue reading


NOTEBOOK: Pickleball, putting green part of proposed park plan

Shuffleboard, pickleball, a covered picnic table, a bocce court and a putting green are all part of a “age-friendly” park being proposed for the corner of Stittsville Main Street between Hazeldean Road and Neil Avenue.

Think of it as a playground for seniors.  The park would be adjacent to the new Hazeldean Gardens retirement home, surrounding the existing “Welcome to Stittsville” sign. Continue reading


NOTEBOOK: How the City is paying for a gazebo at Village Square Park

“There is an exciting project coming to Village Square Park that I am pleased to share with everyone. A new gazebo will soon call the park its home.”
Councillor Shad Qadri’s newsletter, September 30

Map showing the location of the gazebo at the east end of Village Square Park.
Map showing the location of the gazebo at the east end of Village Square Park.

Councillor Shad Qadri recently revealed details about a gazebo being built at Village Square Park, at the corner of Stittsville Main and Abbott. The plan is to build a 16’x16′ raised stage at the east end of the park with electrical hook-ups, for use as a community performance space. The structure is already under construction and could be completed as early as November 1. Continue reading


New splash pad coming to Pioneer Park in Jackson Trails

UPDATE (JUNE 11): In an update to the Stittsville Village Association, Shad Qadri said that the splash pad will be operational by end of August, 2015.


Shad Qadri announced plans to build a new splash pad in Jackson Trails this summer. Here’s a note from his weekly email newsletter to residents:

“Listening to community requests I have been able to receive support from the City for plans this summer to see a new Splash Pad opened in our community in Pioneer Plains Park in Jackson Trails. The City will be completing the tender process this month and construction is scheduled for completion as early as the end of June. The feature will be a Hydraulic Splash Pad with 6 Spray Features and it will be the first in the City to have a solar powered diverter system to manage the water discharged to the City’s sewer system. This new feature in Pioneer Plains Park will be the third Splash Pad in Stittsville and I will be exploring options to bring more splash pads to other areas of the Stittsville community. “

Splash pads in (or very close) to Stittsville include Bandmaster Park (230 Mistral Way), Upcountry Park (310 Upcountry), and Walter Baker Park (100 Walter Baker off Terry Fox).  A full list of the city’s splash pads can be found here.