Category: Parks

Invasive species removal in a section of the SJAM Winter Trail and of the Remic Rapids parking area - November 26 to December 14

The work will be undertaken on the SJAM Winter Trail in the Remic Rapids parking area, from November 26 to December 14, 2018, between 7 am and 5 pm, to allow the removal of invasive species, dead trees and trees that pose a safety risk to the public. The parking lot will be closed to the public, but will reopen once the work is completed.

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Gardens and Healthy Cities

Researchers, the public and governments are taking notice that gardens and picturesque landscapes provide unique contributions to human health. On October 30, 2018, the NCC’s Urbanism Lab partnered with Canadensis to explore the many benefits of green spaces in our cities.

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7 spots for a lunch break picnic

As our hot summer days become numbered, many of us are looking for opportunities to spend a little more time outdoors. Why not leave your air-conditioned office behind for the lunch hour and have a picnic? Here are our top spots for a lunch break picnic.

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National Capital Commission seeking feedback on draft plan for the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park Plan

The NCC is developing a plan to reconnect people with the historic Ottawa River by increasing accessibility to its shorelines. Canada’s Capital sits at the confluence of the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau rivers. The Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park Plan will cover nine kilometres of parkland along the Ottawa River, between LeBreton Flats in the east and Mud Lake to the west.

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150 remarkable trees in the National Capital Region

I’ve spent my career managing parks of national significance. In my current role at the NCC, I’m responsible for the care and maintenance of more than 15 urban parks in the National Capital Region. What I like most about our urban parks is that they are home to hidden gems that tell a rich story of our culture and history. I also enjoy playing a part in making these spaces attractive and accessible to all.

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