Preliminary Consultation on new park at 3071 Riverside Drive

3071 Riverside Drive
Future Site of City Park

The City of Ottawa is commencing preliminary consultation on the new park to be built at 3071 Riverside Drive.

Development applications from Canoe Bay Developments Inc. have been submitted to develop the property located at 3071 Riverside Drive with a mixed-use development and a 1.5-acre park. The site is located on the east side of Riverside Drive opposite Mooney’s Bay Park. The park will be located adjacent to the southern lot line of the property, and will have street frontage on Riverside Drive. 

The park is proposed to be designed and constructed as a developer-built park through the subdivision application that has been submitted for the site. To obtain further information relating to the application, go to ottawa.ca/devapps, access the City’s Development Application Search Tool, and input File Number D07-16-17-0011 in the “Search” criteria. 

The park is classified as a parkette according to the City’s Park and Pathway Development Manual based on the park size. Parkettes are small parks that are located within walking distance of local residents. They provide central green space and social gathering spaces within neighbourhoods, and offer predominantly passive recreation and minor active recreation opportunities within a local residential or mixed-use neighbourhood. Parkettes can improve connectivity with neighbourhoods, provide interesting focal points, enhance built form and contribute to community character, providing a place for residents to interact, children to play and social events to occur.

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey regarding the proposed park. The City will be taking the survey results into consideration during the planning and design process for the park. Further public consultation will be led by Councillor Brockington and will occur after concept plans and illustrations have been prepared for the park.  

The survey may be completed up until November 24, 2017. 

Comments or questions regarding the proposed park can be directed to:
Burl Walker, Parks Planner
Parks and Facilities Planning – Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 27891
burl.walker@ottawa.ca