Frank Ryan Park is a highly-valued feature in QTN. But access from the south side is challenging, especially for people with strollers, wheel-chairs, and bikes. Upgrading the fieldhouse in the park has been a QTN priority for several years. It is unclear why half of the space in the fieldhouse is currently leased to a baseball group with no links to QTN while there is no community centre for local programming. These and other issues are being pursued by the QTN Board and planning committee.
This summer the City of Ottawa asked for input on city parks and recreation facilities. The QTN planning committee made a submission calling for the city to give a higher priority to the revitalization of Frank Ryan Park. As you might know, QTN is undergoing changes as part of the City’s intensification strategy; improving the facilities in Frank Ryan Park and having better access to the park could help build the kind of community connections that make for a healthy neighbourhood in times of change.
You can read the planning committee’s submission here – QTN Submission on Frank Ryan Park for Consultation on Parks and Recreation. If you have suggestions for this component
of our activities or any comments on how to better build a healthy community for QTN, contact the planning committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.