You can check the status and conditions of all our rinks on our Parks page. Don't forget to check out the puddle rink at Half Moon Bay Park and we're hoping that the puddle rink at Freshwater Parkette will be ready soon.
Mattamy Homes, in partnership with the City of Ottawa, is developing a new park in the Half Moon Bay South community. Given that the park is small -- about 0.4 hectares, as well as the corresponding budget, amenities such as a splash pad and puddle rink (which requires a heated storage unit and lighting) cannot be included in the park design. This is common practice for parkette development throughout the city.
The City understands that these amenities are highly sought after by residents and will be taken into consideration in future parks planned for Half Moon Bay South.
In both cases, a set of four-seat swings will be provided as well as a slide, climbing structures, and other gross-motor skill building equipment for children typically between the ages of two to five years old.
Other park amenities include:
Benches near the play equipment as well as those removed from the active zone for more peaceful relaxation
Deciduous trees for shady relief, and
A potential gateway entry feature to the park (still under review for feasibility)
Mattamy Homes will build the park in the spring or early summer of 2015. This is an opportunity for residents in the neighbouring community to comment on the proposed amenities for the parkette.
January 5, 2015 - Comment period closes
January, 2015 - Compilation of comments and potential revisions to drawings
Winter, 2015 - Development of construction drawings
Summer, 2015 - Parkette construction by Mattamy Homes
Development Review, Branch: West
Planning & Growth management Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext 20047