Heron Park is a charming neighbourhood in central Ottawa. The community is home to a mix of families, students, and seniors given its close proximity to downtown, universities, and family-friendly services.
The community is south of Old Ottawa South and west of Alta Vista. It is just south of the Rideau River and bounded by Bank Street to the east, Walkley Road to the south and Sawmill Creek to the west.
Residents enjoy green space at Bruce Timmermans Park, Heron Park, and Kaladar Park. In the summer months, visit Heron Park’s wading pool, supervised by City of Ottawa lifeguards, and enjoy the outdoor play areas and basketball courts at both Heron and Kaladar Parks. In the winter, take advantage of volunteer-run outdoor rinks at both Heron Park and Kaladar Park. The neighbourhood even has its own Community Orchard.
Heron Park is a walkable community and has great access to transit via OC Transpo. It is on the bus rapid transitway, with stops at both Heron and Billings Bridge stations, and is served by local bus routes 140 and 141. It is also only a short walk from the Mooney’s Bay O-train station, which is part of the Trillium Line of Ottawa’s light rail transit.
The community is close to many services and attractions including:
- Alta Vista Public Library
- Bank Street shops and services
- Billings Bridge Shopping Centre
- Blue Heron Mall (Farm Boy, Ichiban Bakery, Maverick’s Donut Company, Pelican Seafood Market and Grill, etc.)
- Mooney’s Bay Park and Beach
- RA Centre
- Rideau River Eastern Pathway
The community is part of the city’s Capital Ward (Ward 17), represented by Ottawa city councillor Shawn Menard. The community’s Member of Provincial Parliament is John Fraser and Member of Parliament is David McGuinty.
The Heron Park Community Association is an active group of community volunteers. Our priorities include: fostering community connections and involvement, promoting smart planning and development in Heron Park, and representing our community’s interests to the City of Ottawa.
The Community Association hosts a variety of events and programs throughout the year. Check out our Recent News for more information.
Join us on the first Tuesday of each month (September through June) at 7:00 pm for our monthly meeting at the Heron Park Fieldhouse (1560 Clover Street). All are welcome! Come meet your neighbours and take part in the discussion.
Update: Due to COVID-19 the meetings are hosted on Zoom until further notice. Be sure to watch the community Facebook group for the link posted in advance of the meetings each month. We hope to see you there.
The Heron Park Community Association executive is elected for a two-year term. The next election will be in November 2023.
2021 – 2023 Executive Committee
President: Susan Carbone
Vice-President: Linda Gama-Pinto
Treasurer: James McLaren
Secretary: Rosella MacNeil
Directors-at-Large: Léo Derome, Peter Heyck, Nick Wilson, Mike Little
Update: The monthly meetings have gone virtual – check our Facebook group for the details.
On the first Tuesday of the month, the Heron Park Community Association welcomes all community members and allies to the monthly meeting, held in the Fieldhouse at 7:00 pm. Hour-long meetings give an opportunity for all members of the community to share their ideas about building a vibrant, safe and enjoyable community. Meet and mingle with neighbours, enjoy coffee and treats, and get a finger on the pulse of what’s going on around the community. Please note our meetings are not held during the months of July and August.
Couldn’t make it out? Click here to view the minutes from the monthly meetings.
The Heron Park Community Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting (by Zoom, details to follow) on November 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm. This year elections will take place for all Board of Director positions. These include the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Members-at-Large. If you, or someone you know, are interested in volunteering for one of these positions, you are invited to send your name, and/or the name of the person you would like to nominate to a position, to heronparkca[at]gmail.com by October 28, 2021.
If you have any questions, or would like additional information on the roles and responsibilities for these volunteer positions, please do not hesitate to contact the Association at heronparkca[at]gmail.com or speak to one of the current Board Members.
Many hands make for light work, and your participation will help continue to promote the best interests of the Heron Park community.