I was introduced recently to two Old Ottawa South residents who have given a quarter of a century to a neighbourhood project. It’s about the dog community at Windsor Park.
Many of us have used the path from mid-block along Belmont Avenue into Windsor Park. But did you know that the pathway was formerly a municipal street?
Anyone living in Old Ottawa South will appreciate the privilege of having an off-leash dog park. There’s nothing like the freedom to run, sniff, play, and to swim without a leash holding you back! As a pet owner, my little Kenny has enjoyed this privilege since we moved into the neighborhood in the spring of 2017. With this freedom comes pet-owner responsibility, to ensure your dog can be controlled and will not harm other dogs or humans. This includes the responsibility to train your dog especially if your dog is not friendly or is aggressive towards other dogs or humans; otherwise, stay away from an off-leash dog park or muzzle your dog.
On Sunday, October 14th OSCA held our annual Fall Fest at Windsor Park. We had a blast celebrating our favourite season with the community.
Join us on Sunday, October 14th for OSCA's Annual Fall Fest! Read more to find out about this year's event:
A Company of Fools returns to Windsor Park with the ever popular Torchlight Shakespeare Series – bringing Shakespeare to Ottawa parks all summer long! Now in its sixteenth year, this season’s Torchlight production is the farcical romantic comedy Twelfth Night – one of Shakespeare’s most beloved works.
Set out a lawn chair or a blanket as Bear & Co. brings you a summer outdoor touring production of Shakespeare’s ridiculously over-the-top Cymbeline. Follow a pair of lovers as they react to the mad world around them in a 90-minute version of the play Shakespeare packed with every plot device he could think of: star-crossed lovers, a wicked stepmother, a befuddled king, a loyal servant, separated siblings, wild men, exiled kin, cross-dressing, kidnapping, murder plots, and a Roman invasion.
It started as a crappy morning. Rain (possible thundershowers) and 7° C; what to do? What to do? Well, it seemed that Brian had picked up the coffee & Timbits, so there was no turning back. After a rather soggy start, we had 25+ brave souls turn up to what turned out to be a fantastic social gaggle and park cleanup.
For the 21st year in a row we will be having our annual spring “tune up” of Windsor Park. Please join us on Saturday April 28th (9am until noon) to enjoy the chance to chip in to keep our park the best and for a spring catch up with all your neighbours.
The Windsor ice rink is a central feature of Windsor Park from December to March. It’s a special privilege that we have in Old Ottawa South, and is used by hockey players and skaters from across the city.