Park Safety: We want your feedback

This week the issue of lighting in our parks has been brought up due to an unfortunate event at Half Moon Bay Park. The community has made it clear that violence in our community will not be tolerated and we are all thinking about how we can make our parks safer moving forward.

The Half Moon Bay Community Association wants to help find a solution. We're asking members of the community to submit your feedback to safety@hmbca.ca. We want to hear your safety concerns and ideas; please keep them constructive.

The submissions will be discussed by the HMBCA Board of Directors with the hope of identifying actions items that we can discuss with the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Police.

Everybody deserves to feel safe in their community and we are committed to working with all Half Moon Bay residents to make this happen.

- HMBCA Board of Directors

Help clean up Half Moon Bay!

cleaning-the-capital-2014When: Saturday, May 2nd starting at 9am
(Rain date May 9th)
Where: Starting at our parks

The snow's gone, but it's revealed quite a mess! Join the HMBCA on Saturday, May 2nd to help clean up our parks and common areas as part of Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital!

The focus in the morning will be our parks, followed by ditches and other common areas should time permit.

Attention High School Students

Getting out and helping clean up the community is a great way to collect Volunteer Hours. Please ask an HMBCA Team Captain to fill out your paperwork.

The Plan

Team Captains will be positioned in the following areas from 9am-10am for distribution of supplies like gloves and garbage bags:

You can show up for as much or as little time as you're available, any hands can help! Please contact Lisa Noseworthy, Director of Events, at events@hmbca.ca to register. (Walk-ups on the day of are also always welcome).

Event Announcement: The Easter Bunny is coming to Half Moon Bay!

What: The 3rd Annual HMBCA Easter Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, April 4, 2015 - Starts at 10am sharp
(Rain Date: Saturday, April 11)
Where: Half Moon Bay Park

To keep it fair for everyone, we ask that no hunting begin before the official start. Please meet at the Gazebo at 10am sharp.

We heard a rumour that the Easter Bunny has hidden his eggs at Half Moon Bay Park and needs help collecting them on Saturday, April 4th!

At 10am we're inviting the kids of Half Moon Bay to collect the eggs around the play structures and near the soccer field at Half Moon Bay Park. For every 10 eggs found the kids can exchange them for some chocolate!

Volunteers needed!

The Easter Bunny is also looking for some volunteers to help get ready for the event earlier Saturday morning. Please contact Lisa Noseworthy, Director of Events, at events@hmbca.ca if you can help out.

All outdoor rinks now closed for the season

River Run Park, Half Moon Bay Park, and Freshwater Parkette rinks are now closed for the season due to the warmer weather.

We sincerely thank our rink operators Jeff, Mike, and Keenan and the many volunteers for their hours of shovelling and braving extremely cold weather to keep these rinks going this season.

River Run Park Rink is open!

Rink ConditionsThe boarded rink at River Run Park is now open!

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.

Happy skating!