Why We Love Lansdowne Park
Last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 12:57 pm
With an abundance of green space to roam, variety of amenities and facilities, and unbeatable shopping and dining, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Lansdowne Park, which is why we can’t get enough of it!
Here are just a few of the reasons why we love Lansdowne Park and why so many Ottawa residents do, too.
Ottawa Tulip Festival
Did you know that Lansdowne Park is one of the venues for this year’s Tulip Festival? Between May 12-22, 2017, come to Lansdowne Park for the Tulip Gallery, one of four unique festival experiences across the city. Click here for a full list of events and activities at the gallery!
With over 18 acres of green space, sports, entertainment and exhibition facilities, it’s one of the most versatile and convenient places to head in the city of Ottawa for just about any activity. Located along Bank Street and adjacent to the Rideau Canal, it is the perfect central location for tourists and locals alike to take in a Redblacks game, enjoy ladies’ night, or go for a walk in the park with the kids. From relaxation to recreation – it really has all that you need.
Aside from the green space and sports amenities, the Aberdeen Pavillion and the Horticulture Building are hubs of activity for shopping, enjoying local festivities, along with the local farmer’s market that’s located nearby where you can get your hands on some delicious fresh produce.
There have been exciting new features added to the park that has something for the whole family. Check out the Water Plaza in the summer for some fun in the sun. There’s also a children’s garden that is sure to be an excellent way to spend the weekend with the kids. And don’t miss the skating rink during the winter that converts into a basketball court for the summer!
Festivities and Events
This great Ottawa landmark has a capacity for 2,800 visitors and has become a space for hosting special events, festivals and for community use in general. It also includes the TD Place Stadium and arena complex – a 24,000 seat complex that hosts major sporting and music events year-round. In fact, the 105th Grey Cup festivities kick off this fall, as the Redblacks look to repeat as national champions on home turf.
Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment
Since the renovation, Lansdowne Park has been transformed into a shopping and dining destination. Retailers including Lindt Chocolate Shop, Whole Foods Market, Structube, Winners, and Rinaldo Hair Spa. Restaurants include Joey’s, Industria Italian Brasserie, Cacao 70, Local Public Eatery, Joey, and much more. Plus, the trendy stores, cafés, and restaurants of The Glebe and Old Ottawa South are just a short walk away down Bank Street in either direction.
Whatever you are looking for, Lansdowne Park is the place to be for leisure, entertainment, and recreation. It has something for everyone all year long!
When you live in Ottawa, Lansdowne Park is just one of the many world-class delights at your doorstep. Reach out to The Geoff & Bobbie Team to start the search for your new home in Canada’s capital!