Centennial Park Enhancement Project
What is it?
An initiative to create a concept plan for Centennial Park, with a focus on the enhancement of the northeast corner, including the Skateboard area, outdoor rink, and gateway to the Park.
Where is it?
Centennial Park, near the Manotick Arena at 5572 Dr. Leach Dr., is Manotick's primary active recreational park and community gathering space. The (approximate ) 7 ha park is the backdrop to the Manotick Community Centre and Mike O'Neil Arena.
Centennial Park offers many sport amenities including tennis, soccer, ball diamonds, an outdoor rink, basketball court, skateboard park and a sledding hill. These facilities are augmented with a pathway circuit, a play structure, gardens and parking lot
On April 9th, 2018 the MCPRA facilitated a meeting with potential partners interested in this initiative to revitalize the Skateboard Park and Outdoor Rink area.
A Working Team has been established led by Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association, and including:
Youth of Manotick Association (YOMA),
Manotick Village and Community Association (MVCA)
Ottawa Skateboard Association (OSCA)
Kiwanis Club of Manotick
Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS)
Ottawa South Basketball
The Working Team along with Landscape Architects Doug Fountain and Sarah Marsh held two Community Consultations on January 10 and 12, 2019.
An Open House to view the preliminary Centennial Park Concept Plan was held Tuesday, February 19, 7:00-9:00 at the Manotick Community Centre. See the Presentation and Proposed Concept Plan above.
Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association submitted a Community Partnership Major Capital Program Application to the City of Ottawa on March 1, 2019. The grant proposed upgrades to the Outdoor Rink/ Multi-purpose Pad and the Skate Plaza, per the Concept Plan. The application will be assessed by staff and if recommended, submitted to Committee and Council for approval in fall 2019. Should the project be approved it will not commence until 2020.