City of Ottawa: Water pooling and flooding creates hazard at some City parks, including Riverain Park

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.

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