The new park space at the southwest corner of Stittsville Main Street and Hazeldean Road was officially commemorated on Saturday as Kavanagh Green.
The name is meant to recognize the contributions of the Kavanagh family to Stittsville.
“For nearly a century, Kavanagh family members have made important contributions to the community of Stittsville and surrounding areas which include owning and operating the popular Stittsville Flea Market for 25 years and volunteering with the Food Bank, Holy Spirit Church and the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice,” the city’s website says.
The name was selected by the City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee and was open to public input (and approved by city council) last year. The new park was supported through Stittsville ward’s cash-in-lieu of parkland fund, which is money the city collects from developers to pay for new green space.
Some features of the park include a bocce court, a gazebo, a chess and checkers table, putting green and a fitness station, according to Coun. Shad Qadri’s weekly newsletter.