Category Archives: Events

2015 HPCA Community Appreciation Party !

Hi everyone,
Just a reminder that the 2015 Heron Park Community Association’s

Community Appreciation Party is:

Tuesday, March 24th 
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

at O’Brien’s Pub (1145 Heron Rd)

Pizza, wings and beverages will be provided.
All community volunteers and rink staff are invited.
Family members welcome.
Local political representatives (David, John and David) are also invited.
See you on the 24th at 6 p.m.!

Heron Park Winter Carnival – 2015


Saturday, February 7 11 am

Heron Park Activity Centre
(at Clover St & Richard Ave.)

An invitation from The Heron Park Community Association to:

Celebrate winter with friends and neighbours!

Fun! Games! Skating!

Door prizes and more!

Chili, hot dogs, treats!


2014 Annual General Meeting – We’re looking for additional board members.

The Annual General Meeting of the Heron Park Community Association will be on Tuesday, Dec 2 at 7pm at Billingswood Manor at the corner of Bank St and Ohio (map).  Please enter by the side door at the dining room (on the right hand side of the building, just follow the signs).

Federal MP David McGuinty will be in attendance, we will receive an update on our work to raise funds for a new community centre, and we will discuss issues and concerns of the community.  Since we elect executive members for two year terms, we do not have executive elections this year, but we do have openings for additional board members.  You can also renew your membership or join the community association for the low, low price of just $5 per family.

Hawaiian Luau in Heron Park on Wednesday, August 1

The pool staff at the Heron Park Wading Pool is teaming up  with the Heron Park Community Association to organize a party in Heron Park on Wednesday, August 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The theme this year is HAWAIIAN LUAU! There will be a costume contest, decorations, themed activities (throughout the day), and the usual special event treats (slip’n’slide, parachute, music, etc.).

The HPCA will fire up a couple of gas grills around noon and we will be selling $2 all-beef hotdogs and $3 hamburgers. Drinks will be $1 each. Jumbo Freezies for $1.

So, bring your grass skirts and colourful shirts to Heron Park on August 1st!!!

Wading Pool Hours


Curtis poses in front of Wading Pool schedule.

The Heron Park Wading Pool is once again open for the season. With all the hot, dry weather we’ve been experiencing in Ottawa this summer, residents are very grateful that they have a place to bring their kids to cool off and have fun.


Steph, Curtis and Chris are lifeguards with the City of Ottawa who have been assigned to the Heron Park Wading Pool.

Curtis, Heather and Steph are City of Ottawa lifeguards for the Heron Park Wading Pool. Steph is the Wading Pool Supervisor.

August Hours of Operation









Wednesday Night Program

Adults, teens, tweens and kids attending the Wednesday Night Program on the steps in front of the fieldhouse/community centre in Heron Park on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.

The Wednesday Night Program continues to evolve.

Originally pitched as an activity evening for at-risk teens and tweens, it has become a popular event for families with young children, and an opportunity for local teens to gain volunteer hours for high school.

We continue to offer structured and unstructured physical activities, food and fun for residents of all ages. Adult supervision provided.  Parents are always welcome.

The WNP is every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Heron Park Community Orchard – Upcoming Meeting

Blossom image by user Ms Oddgers

Blossom image by user Ms Oddgers

When: Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 PM

Where: Heron Park Community Centre (Corner of Clover Street & Richard Ave)

What:  Share your ideas as we consider planting a Community Orchard later this spring.

Join fellow community members who are interested in creating a Community Orchard here in Heron Park.  For a bit more background on what has been done so far (spoiler alert: not much apart from getting permission from the City) you can read the article in the Spring 2012 Herald or download this short summary: Heron Park – Community Orchard Info.pdf [1.5 MB]

We will be posting the results of the community meeting on this website ( so that you can follow our progress.

Hope to see you there!

Heron Park Winter Carnival 2012

Please click on the images below to see some photos from this year’s Heron Park Winter Carnival.

Heron Park Spring Cleanup – May 7

We’re getting ready for our annual spring cleanup. To sign up as a volunteer, and/or for more information, contact Ashley (

Spring Clean-up

Saturday, May 7

Volunteers needed!
High school students, earn your community service hours.

Email Ashley ( to sign up.

Let’s get ready for summer!

As part of Ottawa’s Cleaning the Capital event, Heron Park residents will be out cleaning up our neighbourhood. Come and join us either on your own or with a group!

Buying Into Solar

Worried about nuclear? Troubled by fossil fuels?

Wondering about solar as an energy source and investment opportunity?

Join us for a Community Empowerment Evening


Presented by the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op

Wednesday, April 27

7 p.m.

Mayfair Theatre

1074 Bank Street

$10 (tickets at the door; discount for Mayfair members)

7 – 8 pm

Powerful: Energy for Everyone,
David Chernushenko’s uplifting film (condensed version)

8 – 9 pm

Panel discussion: “How can you invest in a renewable energy future?”

with Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi and representatives from

solar development firm and Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative

Contact: Dick Bakker at 613-867-7982 or

Also, don’t miss the Solar Fair on Saturday, April 30 at Ottawa City Hall

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative (OREC) has be created to pool investment money from Ottawa residents, to develop renewable energy projects in Ottawa.  All the power, jobs and money will remain in the community.  This will be OREC’s first public meeting.