Update on City outdoor rentals for events, meetings and organized sports

(Pickle Ball Court at Alexander Grove in Stittsville.)

With the Ontario government’s second step of its reopening plan relaxing more outdoor restrictions, the City is providing an update on rentals for events, meetings and organized sports – with the requirement for participants to follow all public health measures and protocols.

Outdoor team or group sports now permitted

Grass and synthetic turf sports fields and ball diamonds are now available for rental permits for organized and league team play. Step Two allows outdoor team sports to restart. Play must be non-contact or modified to avoid contact. Groups and teams are asked to respect health protocols and measures – which require players and spectators on the sidelines to maintain a two-metre distance from others and wear a mask when maintaining that distance is difficult. Spectators will be limited to 25 per cent of the bleacher or sideline capacity.

Outdoor event and meeting rentals

Step Two limits capacity of organized outdoor events or meetings at 25 per cent capacity of the rented space – based upon the type of event. Table sittings can now accommodate up to six people per table, with each table separated by at least two metres.

Visit ottawa.ca for a list of the City outdoor rental spaces that will be available.

Outdoor tennis and cycling  summer programs for adults and youth will also resume in early July as scheduled. Spaces remain available. Visit the Summer 2021 eGuide on ottawa.ca/recreation to view and register for these programs.

In addition, spaces are still available in July and August for the City’s low-ratio Summer Day Camps, which provides physically distanced activities, game and crafts for children between the ages of 4 and 12. You can register and view our 2021 Summer Camp eGuide on ottawa.ca/recreation.

Visit ottawa.ca/recreation for more information on outdoor recreation facility locations and rental information, as well as COVID-safety protocols. Residents will be required to follow all COVID-safety protocols and measures.


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