WHAT IS ADOPT-A-PARK?
The City of Ottawa’s Adopt-a-Park or Roadway or Gateway program encourages community involvement in the care and maintenance of our parks and roadways. The program is open to community who want to take an active role in enhancing the quality of life in our community.
Here’s how it works:
Volunteers take on park or roadway clean-up projects to improve safety, the environment and to keep the city clean, green litter and graffiti free.
By removing the debris and litter, it ultimately protects the water quality of our rivers and fish habitats.
The volunteers’ involvement in clean-up projects needs to be a minimum of twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall.
The City asks individuals and groups to make a long-term commitment of a minimum of two years to provide continuity to the program.
To acknowledge these important efforts, each park, roadway or gateway is furnished with a sign presenting the names of the adopting individual or group. The sign is displayed for the adopting period.
Thanks to the hard work of Stonebridge Community Association and the Community we have adopted 4 of our Community Parks
Kilbirnie Park- Adopted Since 2010
Kilbirnie Park – is located in Stonebridge West at the corner of Shadehill Crescent and Kilbirnie Drive. The park boasts a splash pad with multiple sprinklers and jets, as well as an extensive playground with 3 structures, a large gazebo and swings. Kilbirnie Park Skating Rink The SCA is also the rink operator for the Kilbirnie park skating rink in the Winter that is maintained by community volunteers.
W.C. Levesque Park Adopted Since 2010
W.C. Levesque Park – is located on Riverstone Drive and can also be accessed via LongField (Jockvale Road). It spans more than 24 acres running along the Jock River. The park consists of a large play structure, four swings, a gazebo and several soccer/playing fields including a cricket pitch. The SCA also hosts the ‘Just for Fun’ 6 week soccer program at this park in late Spring.
Golflinks Park- Adopted Since 2010
Golflinks Park is a small toddler park with a climbing structure and swings at the corner of Golflinks Drive and Calderwood Way.
Orchard Park- Adopted Since 2017
Orchard Park is a 0.9 hectare parkette located at 415 Kilspindie Ridge in the Orchard Community of Barrhaven. The new park provides the neighbourhood with junior and senior playground equipment, swings, open space free play area, benchfit training, seating, pathways, and landscaped greenspace.
Stonebridge Trail- Adopted Since 2017
This is a pleasant walk in an area that has rapidly developed into suburbia. Its two halves are quite different, with the first 2 km (1.25 mi) almost always within sight of houses, and the final 2 km (1.25 mi) at times feeling more remote than they actually are. Being so close to both the Jock and the Rideau rivers makes this a worthwhile hike for novices and families alike.