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 route 112 (Elmvale & Billings Bridge). It is also only a short walk from the Mooney’s Bay O-train station, which will be part of the Trillium Line of Ottawa’s Stage 2 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 Events page and 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.
The Heron Park Community Association executive is elected for a two-year term. The next election will be in November 2021.
2019 – 2021 Executive Committee
President: Mike Little
Vice-President: Nick Wilson
Treasurer: Linda Gama-Pinto
Secretary: Susan Carbone
Development Committee Chair: Reid Shepherd
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.
Every year in November, our annual general meeting takes the place of our regular monthly meeting. For this one meeting, we move down the road to the Billingswood Manor Retirement Home, located at 1370 Bank Street. We are often joined by the city officials who represent our area as we conduct our regular meeting, as well as elect the Community Association representatives.