Summer 2017 Outdoor Aquatic Recreation Programs

With the approach of the summer operating season, I wanted to share information with details related to the City’s beach, outdoor pool, wading pool and park programs in Bay Ward. Please see below for more information: 


Britannia Beach

  • Britannia Beach (2805 Carling Ave) will be open from June 17 to August 27 - Contact # (613) 820-1211
    • Beaches are supervised from Monday to Sunday, from 12pm to 7pm
    • Washroom facilities will open Saturday May 20th at Britannia and the last day of operation will be September 4th. Washroom hours will be Mon - Thu, 10:30am  to 9pm, and Fri - Sun, 10:30am to 7pm. 
  • For information on water quality at beach locations, contact Public Health: 613-580-2424 ext.13219 or For general information on beaches, please visit: 

Outdoor Swimming Pools

Wading Pools

  • There will be two staggered starting dates for Wading pools in 2017 to extend the weeks of operation across the City: A-Start Pools: June 29 – August 24, 2017; B-Start Pools: July 4 – August 28, 2017  
  • For a specific list of swimming hours, please visit: and select Wading Pools.
  • Please note this schedule does not capture delayed openings resulting from scheduled repair work.   A separate communication will be distributed with information relative to specific locations once the status of work being completed is confirmed.
  • Park Park Address  Closed Day A/B/ Start Date First Day Last Day Open July 1st Open Aug 1st
    Britannia 2844 Ahearn Ave. Mon B 04-Jul 28-Aug NO NO
    Michele Heights 2955 Michele Dr. Wed A 29-Jun 24-Aug YES YES
    Ruth Wildgen 1099 Grenon Ave. Sat A 29-Jun 24-Aug NO NO
    Frank Ryan 950 Alpine Ave. Wed A 29-Jun 24-Aug NO NO

Splash Pads

  • The City of Ottawa Splash Pads will be in operation from May 19th until September 11th (weather dependant). Splash pad sites are unsupervised.  Some splash pads may require repairs due to unpredictable impact from winter weather which will result in a delayed opening.
  • For a list of splash pad locations and scheduling information, please visit: and select Splash Pads


  • Rentals are available for tennis and pickleball courts throughout Ottawa. For more information, please contact:

Outdoor Rink Slab Rentals (Ball Hockey) 

  • Rentals are available to groups and individuals.  For more information, please contact: or call 613-580-2590.

Volunteering Opportunities in City Programs 

  • Individuals interested in volunteering in City programs should visit the Volunteer Portal to find out about volunteer opportunities, complete their profile and choose a location or program they would like to volunteer at.

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