Councillor Shad Qadri announced plans for a splash pad for Deer Run Park in his weekly newsletter this week.
The $283,000 project would be funded from Stittsville’s cash-in-lieu of parkland fund. For new developments in the City of Ottawa, developers have the option to either build a park, or pay into the cash-in-lieu fund. The money can be used at the councillor’s discretion towards building and maintaining parks and equipment. This project would eat up just over half of the total that’s currently in the fund. Continue reading
(PHOTO: John Hughes wants to see an upgrade or an entirely new skatepark in Stittsville. And sooner rather than later. Photo by Jordan Mady.)
Last month, councillor Shad Qadri asked residents to send in their suggestions for park improvements and amenities in Stittsville. City council has earmarked $2-million per year across the city to upgrade parks and recreation facilities over the next four years. Continue reading
Here’s an update from Shad Qadri today on the splash pad at Pioneer Plains Park in Jackson Trails. Residents will have about a month to use it before it closes for the fall — the City of Ottawa says splash pads will be operating this year until September 16. Continue reading
(via the City of Ottawa)
The outdoor swimming season will soon be coming to an end for all City of Ottawa outdoor pools, wading pools and supervised beaches. Most splash pads will remain open until mid September. Continue reading
The City of Ottawa’s outdoor pools will be open for the season as of June 13. There are no public outdoor pool within Stittsville, but there are several nearby including:
- Beaverbrook Pool (2 Beaverbrook Lane)
- Glen Cairn Pool (50 Castlefrank Road)
- Katimavik Pool (64 Chimo Drive)
Splash pads are now open and will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through to September. Please contact 311 to report a splash pad that is not working.
Lifeguards will be on duty at Ottawa’s supervised beaches every day beginning June 20 until August 16, from noon to 7 p.m. Refer to ottawa.ca for beach locations, descriptions, amenities and recreational programs offered.
Ottawa Public Health monitors recreational water quality seven days a week at the City of Ottawa’s supervised beaches. Daily water quality results will be available at ottawa.ca, via Twitter at @ottawahealth or by calling 613-580-2424 ext. 13219. If high levels of bacteria are found, a no-swim advisory is issued and tweeted (@ottawahealth). Site signage and flags at each beach will also indicate whether a no-swim advisory is in effect.
(Press release from the City of Ottawa.)
Just in time for the long weekend, the City of Ottawa has opened the majority of its splash pads that will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through to September. To view splash pad locations, visit ottawa.ca.
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. A new splash pad is being built in Jackson Trails later this year.
Please note that all splash pad sites are unsupervised.
To report that a splash pad is not working properly, please call 3-1-1.
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.