General Burns Lodge is closed for bookings until further notice as part of precautions to limit the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Please note that all recreational uses of General Burns Park are also closed until further notice. This includes the play structure, basketball court, baseball diamond, picnic tables and benches. The park is only available for walk-through recreation. The General Burns Tennis Club is also closed. For more information about these measures, please visit:

The City of Ottawa sent the following update on April 6:

Earlier today, a decision was made in consultation with Dr. Vera Etches, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health to remain in a State of Emergency and extend the existing closures of City facilities, services and large public gatherings until June 30, 2020.

This decision will be reviewed on a regular basis in consultation with Ottawa Public Health officials and the federal and provincial governments. However, it is important to act now in a concerted effort to continue to slow the spread of the virus.

It is recommended by Ottawa Public Healthand the Province of Ontario that everyone should be practicing physical distancing to reduce their exposure to other people, and we are requesting that all partners refrain from accessing amenities and workspaces in City buildings. 


Accessing facilities
We are requesting that all tenants refrain from accessing rented space in City facilities. Any planned programming that you have scheduled on site between April 6 and June 30 should be cancelled or postponed until a re-opening date has been set, and when full operational support and safe gathering protocols are in place.

Where possible, please contact Canada Post to temporarily transfer your mail to another address. If you experience issues, please contact the facility manager at your centre to see if alternative arrangements can be made.

We appreciate your help in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa and around the world.