There are a number parks in existence in Riverside South:
Claudette Cain Park is located on the banks of the Rideau River, across River Road from Riverside South. The park can be accessed via a signalized pedestrian crossing. This park has a soccer field, many walking trails and a variety of play structures. There is also access to the Rideau River waterfront. A field house was built in 2009, and a splash pad opened in Claudette Cain Park in the summer of 2010.
Four Seasons Park is located on Spratt Road between Earl Armstrong Road and Shoreline. This park has a number of play structures, a water spray area, a baseball diamond, and a skating rink and toboggan hill in the winter.
Mountain Meadows Park is located along Spratt Road between the two Canyon Walk intersections and beside École élémentaire catholique Bernard-Grandmaître. This park has a number of play structures, a water splash area, a soccer field and a skating rink in the winter.
Spratt Park is located along Spratt Road adjacent to Steve MacLean Public School. The park includes a number of play structures, a soccer field, a multi-use paved area and boarded rink in the winter.
Nimiq Park is located at 5058 North Bluff drive, with access from Black Sage Crescent as well. The park opened in Summer 2011, and includes a number of play structures, a soccer field, and a large shade structure.
Boothfield Park is a 2.2ha neighbourhood park located at 660 Boothfield Street. Once completed, the new park will provide the neighbourhood with a splash pad, permanent boarded rink and multi-surface court, Jr. and Sr. playground equipment, swings, shade structure, site furnishings, landscaping and pathways. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015
Summerhill Park: a new park is being planned for the Riverside South community at 560 Summerhill Street. Once completed, the park will provide the neighbourhood with junior and senior playgrounds, swings, shade structure, splash pad, tennis courts, puddle rink and landscaped seating areas. Construction is scheduled to begin summer 2015 with park completion fall 2015/spring 2016.
Lastly, there is a park adjacent to the Rideauview Community Centre that contains a number of play structures and a grassy field.
Riverside South Dog Park: A small, fenced parcel of land beside the fire station is designated as an off-leash area for dog owners in Riverside South. The site address is 814-824 Earl Armstrong Rd beside Ottawa First Station #37.
According to city by-laws, all our parks and pathways currently require dogs to be on-leash at all times. In the interest of keeping Riverside South beautiful, we would like to remind dog owners that it’s their responsibility to pick up after their pets.
A reminder to pet owners to refrain from putting waste in garbage bins near playgrounds so that the playground experience remains a pleasant one. City by-laws require pet waste to be taken home and properly disposed of in the toilet or home garbage. The city can fine dog owners who violate either the leash or pet waste by-laws.
The RSCA coordinates semi-annual park/community clean-up initiatives in conjunction with the City of Ottawa Clean-Up events.
The parks and green-spaces in the Riverside South area are linked through various water pathways to the Rideau River. As such, we fall within the watershed area under the jurisdiction of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA).
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has all kinds of environmental information on its website, including press releases, a bi-monthly environmental newsletter called Around the Rideau, and information about local conservation areas, special events, river education materials and more. Anyone who would like to receive personal copies of either the newsletter or our press releases can do so by sending their e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the RVCA can be found at www.rvca.ca