Public Notice

Equestrian Outdoor Riding Arena at Wesley Clover Park – Public Comments Invited

May 11, 2022 The National Capital Commission must determine whether the proposed "Equestrian Outdoor Riding Arena at Wesley Clover Park" in Ottawa, Ontario is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects in 19th century compliance with sections 81-91 of the Impact Assessment Act and the National Capital Act.

To help inform this determination, the National Capital Commission is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. It is important to note that all comments received will be considered public. For more information, individual should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments for this project must be submitted within 30 days of the date of this posting, referencing project name and registry number:

By email:


By mail: Environmental Officer, Environmental Assessment group

40 Elgin, 5th floor

Ottawa, ON, Canada

K1P 1C7


The National Capital Commission thanks you for your comments, which will be considered in the project determination. Please note that responses may not be provided.



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Telephone: 613-239-5000 or 1-800-465-1867 (toll-free)

TTY: 613-239-5090 or 1-866-661-3530 (toll-free)


The Proposed Project

The Wesley Clover Park proposes the addition of an equestrian outdoor riding arena located at 401 Corkstown Road, Ottawa, Ontario. The project is intended to increase the number of services provided to their clientele.

The proposed project would take place on leased National Capital Commission lands. The project would be subject to a federal land use, design, and real estate transaction approval under the National Capital Act.

The new equestrian outdoor riding arena would measure 45 meters by 85 meters and would require the removal of grass and preparation of a granular sub-base. 

The proposed riding arena would be built on a vacant manicured grass field and built adjacent to the two equestrian outdoor riding arenas which are currently in use.

The construction is proposed for summer 2022. The construction process involves the removal of grass surface using heavy machinery, installation and preparation of the granular sub-base using heavy machinery, and final application of the riding surface using small construction vehicles.

No trees are expected to be removed or impacted during the preparation and use of this land. 

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