Design Your Park

Great news! The former Hydro Ottawa lot at Woodbine Place and Carlyle Avenue in Old Ottawa South has been transferred to the City of Ottawa and will be converted into a park.

We're looking to the community to tell us what they'd like to see there. Come to our Design Your Park sessions at Sunnyside Library on Saturday, June 7, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 12 – 1 p.m.

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When deciding what could be in this new park, here are some considerations:

  • It is not a large space. Should it be dedicated to one activity or user type (e.g. a play structure for young children) or would it be better as a flexible, open space where nets (badminton, volleyball) might be put up, and picnic tables moved around to accommodate various events and users?

  • There is a precipitous drop at the south end onto Sunnyside Avenue. A railing may be required.

  • At present, we have limited funds to draw on, so expensive items or landscaping could be an issue.

  • It is surrounded by homes, so noisy activities (e.g. basketball) may not be popular, especially at night.

  • There are already several mature shade trees. Is that sufficient? Should we plant more, or would that limit the flexibility of the space?

These are the approximate boundaries of the new park:

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