About the project
The NCC began public access improvements in this area in fall 2016, with the following objectives:
- Provide universally accessible routes via new pathways for all users.
- Provide docking access at Richmond Landing from the Ottawa River.
- Improve habitat.
- Improve illumination in the area.
- Develop viewpoints.
Phase 1 of the project, which was completed in 2018, included the installation of a new dock providing universal public access, while creating better connectivity with the Royal Canadian Navy Monument.
Phase 2 of the project, which was completed in 2020, provided further enhancements to the area. Work included the following:
- the removal of existing concrete stairs, landings and retaining walls
- the creation of a universally accessible pathway system from the Portage–Wellington intersection, along with seating areas and lookouts with scenic views over Richmond Landing and the Ottawa River
- the installation of new lighting fixtures
- the planting of thousands of trees and shrubs, helping to beautify and create habitat in the park