Eastwood Park (335 McArthur Avenue) is surrounded by beautiful public spaces that offer a variety of free activities and resources. Many outdoor recreation programs such as The Active Living Club for seniors use Ottawa’s parks for hiking, cycling and more. Most are available for free. From outdoor ice skating in the winter to splash pads in the summer, the following three parks near Osgoode Properties show you how easy it is to get outdoors nearby.

St. Paul’s Park – 469 Donald Street

St. Paul’s Park is on the corner of Donald Street and Barnaby Private, a 10-minute walk south of Eastwood Park. This small but functional space has everything residents need in both the summer and winter. The double surface outdoor skating rink is open during the colder months and residents with toddlers can make use of any of the two play structures. The wading pool is available to cool off on hot days.

Overbrook Park – 33 Quill Street

Overbrook Park is located on the corner of Queen 03-Mary Street and Edith Avenue, a 13-minute walk southwest of Eastwood Park (335 McArthur Avenue). The most outstanding features are an outdoor skating rink, full basketball court, a large wading pool and five play areas and structures. The park is open every season when hundreds of residents of the Vanier neighbourhood take advantage of its amenities.

Riverain Park – 400 North River Road

Riverain Park is the biggest open space near Eastwood Park, just a 15-minute walk east on the corner of McCarthur Street and North River Road. Adjacent to the Rideau River, Riverain is fully accessible by water. The two softball diamonds are surrounded by picnic tables and a barbecue pit perfect for a summer picnic. There is a full basketball court, a horseshoe pit and a dedicated area for light swimming. A large parking lot is also available.

It’s easy to get outdoors during any season when living in East Ottawa. Ottawa’s beautiful and well-maintained public parks and open spaces cost nothing to enjoy, and there are many options just minutes from Eastwood Park (335 McArthur Avenue).