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Ottawa Recreation offers programs throughout the year, but especially in the summer, to provide recreational opportunities for the citizens of Ottawa. The Playground and Recreation Board members are committed to providing quality recreational opportunities with the lowest possible fee to the greatest number of people.

Check out our Parks!  

Map of Parks in Ottawa

Summer Recreation Office Hours (June and July. Closed August – May) 

9-noon and 1-4  Weekdays

Please call or email with questions, and we will reply as soon as we can.  


                       Links to our social media:        | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube



Online Registration is closed!

Check out our Walking Challenge!  We aren’t giving prizes anymore, but it’s a great way to get in shape and see different parts of Ottawa!

Ottawa Rec Walking Challenge


Riordan Pool 2021

  • Riordan Pool is open 11 to 6 Monday through Saturday.  
  • 11 to Noon is adult swim only.
  • Noon to 6 all swim.


Daily Rate: $4.00 per person: 2 and under FREE

Individual Season Pass (residents within corporate limits): $150.00

Family Pass : $250.00

Family Pass covers 2 adults and up to 4 children living within the same household. $25 for each additional family member

10 Swim Pass Package: $30.00

For Rental information, please visit the Riordan Pool Website link above.

Ottawa’s Riordan Pool continues to accept applications to work as a  lifeguard. The link to download the application is HERE.  You may also pick up a paper copy of the application at Ottawa City Hall.  Please Return all application to Riordan Pool C/O Ottawa City Hall. You can drop them off or mail them to us at 301 W. Madison St., Ottawa.  Or email the application to


Thanks for a great summer!  Get vaccinated so we can come back strong in 2022!  

Job openings 

Director of Ottawa Recreation

Ottawa Parks and Recreation Director Job advertisement

 Contact Mark Astle at to apply or with questions


Youth baseball Registrations begin in February.  Check out the local league websites.

Astra Soccer Academy, host of the Recreation Professional Soccer Camp is excited to offer additional programs to  Ottawa area players.
Find more information at Astra Soccer Academy.

 Adult Softball Page 


Youth teams wishing to use City of Ottawa baseball and softball fields must submit proper documentation. No exceptions!  Email with questions. 

Still Plenty of time to enjoy our pool and parks!

Useful Links

Bridges Alternatives for Older Adults
To reserve a shelter, contact City Hall at (815) 433-0161.

Questions or Concerns?

Mark Astle

Director of Ottawa Recreation 

(815) 434-7292.