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Old Posted May 22, 2020, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by rocketphish View Post
NCC opening most parking lots throughout region

Shaamini Yogaretnam, Ottawa Citizen
Publishing date: 8 hours ago • 1 minute read

The National Capital Commission will be opening most parking lots across the region Friday morning at 9 a.m., allowing greater public access to trails and off-leash dog parks.

Earlier this week, the NCC allowed local access to resume to its urban parks and pathways, the Greenbelt, Gatineau Park and to the parkways that were closed to vehicle traffic to allow for people to walk or cycle. This second phase sees broader public use of those spaces, namely through the opening of parking lots, which remained shuttered even as the parks were reopened.

The NCC continues to advise that, “Users must practise physical distancing (stay two metres apart), and follow NCC-specific rules to ensure that everyone can enjoy our assets safely.”

Dogs are only permitted to be off-leash in areas designated as such, otherwise they must be leashed.
Queen Elizabeth Driveway between Laurie and Fifth avenues will be closed to motor vehicle traffic and open for pedestrians and cyclists until June 28. The westbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, between Booth Street and Carling Avenue, and Sir George-Etienne Cartier Parkway, between Aviation Parkway and St. Joseph Boulevard, will be available for the same on weekends until May 31. The Gatineau Park Parkways will be available for pedestrian and cyclist use until June 28.

In the Greenbelt, which includes Bruce Pit dog park, parking lots are open but recreational amenities such as outhouses, benches and picnic areas remain closed.

Some parking lots in NCC operated areas will remain closed. Please check the NCC’s website for specific openings and continued closures.
And we still relieve ourselves in the bushes. What is it with these parks and recreation people and the park washrooms? In Hogs Back and Vincent Massey it is all no-touch water and dryers etc. Place is teeming with people including loads of kids all day. Washrooms locked up solid. I guess we stoop and scoop ourselves...
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