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Mooney’s Bay Park

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Address: 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8N5, Canada
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+1 613-580-2400

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A busy park

We drive by Mooney's Bay Park almost every day. It's a very busy park and beach all summer long. It hosts numerous events and festivals, including the Hope Volleyball Tournament... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2016
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

With its sandy beach and volleyball nets, children's play park, and family picnic area with BBQ stations, Mooney's Bay is a summertime favorite with locals and tourists alike and home to some of our city's festivals including one of the largest beach volleyball tournaments in the country.

Thank RWhitbread
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613 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We drive by Mooney's Bay Park almost every day. It's a very busy park and beach all summer long. It hosts numerous events and festivals, including the Hope Volleyball Tournament and the dragon boat races. One very nice feature of Mooney's Bay Park is that the the bicycle paths running through the park connect with other green spaces in Ottawa.... More 

Thank Golferboy18
Ottawa, Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

The park has a fairly large beach area which is lifeguarded during the summer. There is a canteen and ice cream stand and I think they still have latin music later in the day on the weekends in the summer and people come to dance! There is a huge crazy playground being built nearby but right now the kids always... More 

Thank REL_11
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80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Had a barbecue there with the family. Went down to the volleyball courts and picked up a game of beach volleyball. Easy to get to, parking was ok. Great place in the summertime.

Thank Daniel S
Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Definitely pure fun in the sun! From a great beach, to volleyball, swimming, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing - you name it, you can do it here! I came with a few friends for a nice day at the beach, and had a great day! There is lots of space, and I noticed lots of couples having picnics etc. Very... More 

Thank Lacey M
Ottawa, Canada
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368 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great place to gather for swimming, water classes, BBQs, volleyball & a new huge children's play ground [ largest in Canada ]. There's also a fab burger joint with fresh fries & patio seating.

Thank Norm W
Ottawa, Canada
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319 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016

This park has something for everyone. Besides the beach, there are rentals (e.g. kayak, volleyball), a kids playground, sports fields (e.g. tennis, track), take-out food (e.g. burger shack, ice cream) and rowing lanes. The park often hosts special events too, like volleyball tournaments and movie nights. Located along the Rideau River, the park is also linked by paths and bike... More 

Thank 448andyk
Ontario, Canada
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184 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Having spent my teen years in the area, it was nice stopping by for a nice walk that overlooks the bay and neighboring homes. It was extremely packed with families doing picnics, swimming and relaxing.

Thank JourneyDawn715
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2016

This was once a park and beach area with natural settings. Unfortunately, construction has started in the area that has removed much of the parkland ambience.

Thank GastonDonald
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016

It is a popular summer destination for swimmers, rowers & volleyball players.The beach is located on the east shore of the Rideau River just south of Carleton University. There are washrooms & change rooms, picnic tables & barbecue pits, tennis courts & play structures. Pay parking (7 am to 6 pm)

Thank Precious B

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