The National Capital Commission (NCC) regrets to announce that Jacques-Cartier Park (South) is closed until further notice to undertake site rehabilitation and cleanup.
The NCC is currently doing a detailed assessment of the land and soil in Jacques-Cartier Park to better plan the rehabilitation work that will be required. The assessment was delayed due to the late snow melt and the recent flooding that has monopolized the NCC’s land management personnel. The rehabilitation work will ensure that the site, as it is currently used, will be safe from a public health and safety perspective.
Jacques-Cartier Park (South), one of the Capital’s signature parks, is the setting for many national festivities such as Canada Day and Winterlude. Public access, the preservation of vegetation, and the safety and quality of the visitor experience in Jacques-Cartier Park are priorities for the NCC.
The rehabilitation work at Jacques-Cartier Park (South) will allow the NCC to ensure the park’s safety and preserve its integrity and vocation.
However, the pathways will be open and accessible once the water recedes, and after post-flood inspection.