April 17, 2019
The City of Ottawa is asking residents to ensure that children and pets are kept away from City wading pools and play structures in parks located near a river.
Heavy rain recently received and forecasted can play a role in the risk within city parks structures. A rise in water levels, particularly of the Rideau River, can result in water backups in wading pools and a significant amount of water collecting around park play structures. The water in the pools can be slow to drain and pose a hazard to young children.
Parks at risk for water pooling and flooding at this time include:
- Andrew Haydon Park, 3127 Carling Avenue
- Barnett Park, 2045 Regional Road 174
- Blair Road Boat Launch, Massey Lane/Ottawa River Pathway
- Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent (wading pool)
- Britannia Park, 2805 Carling Avenue (wading pool)
- Brewer Park, 100 Brewer Way
- Dutchie’s Hole Park, 154 Mann Avenue (wading pool)
- New Edinburgh Park, 203 Stanley Avenue
- Osborne Park, 21 Osborne Street
- Petrie Island, 795 Trim Road
- Riverain Park, 400 N River Road
- Strathcona Park, 25 Range Road (wading pool)
- Windsor Park, 1 Windsor Avenue (wading pool)
If you discover a significant amount of water around a play structure or in a wading pool, please report it to 3-1-1.