Andrew Haydon Park

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Bandshell at Andrew Haydon Park

Andrew Haydon Park is a park on the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is situated on Carling Avenue at Holly Acres Road.

There is a bandshell for outdoor concerts and a picnic area. The Nepean Sailing Club is located nearby at Dick Bell Park. The park features walking trails, play structures and swimming.

Migrating Canada geese and shorebirds stop over along the marshy edges of the river near the park. Resident Canada geese also inhabit the park's two ponds resulting in the common feces problem associated with geese in parks.

The park was named after Andrew Haydon, former Reeve of Nepean.

The landscape-architect Donald W. Graham worked on this project.

Dogs[edit]

Historically, dogs have not been allowed in the park, nor in neighboring Dick Bell park. In 2009, the city allowed dogs on a leash as a one-year pilot project. This was to try and solve the "geese problem", which was caused by too many Canadian geese in the summer that excrete all over the grass and paths.[1] This rule has since been extended indefinitely. Currently, dogs are allowed on a leash, but "are prohibited from being within five meters of all children's play areas and pools".[2]

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Coordinates: 45°21′08″N 75°49′14″W / 45.352266°N 75.820513°W / 45.352266; -75.820513

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ottawa East News (9 April 2009). "Dogs to be allowed in Andy Haydon park". Metroland Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Dogs in parks". ottawa.ca. City of Ottawa. Retrieved 3 December 2016.