The design process for the future Oblates Park at 175 Main St. has begun, and the City of Ottawa is seeking feedback on the proposed Principles for Park Design and the types of amenities people would like to see in this public space planned for the Oblate Lands redevelopment.
The principles will be used both to help develop alternative designs for the future park space, and to evaluate designs. Feedback on amenities will help determine what features are most important for the park. A list of existing amenities in nearby parks is available as background information.
An open house and public workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium of Lady Evelyn Alternative School at 63 Evelyn Ave. Participants will have the opportunity drop in, view and provide feedback on conceptual design options for the future park. There will be no formal presentation.
The Oblates Park area includes the Grande Allée and the Forecourt in front of the Deschâtelets building. It does not include the waterfront. Because the park is limited in size, the community envisions flexible use of the space.