National Capital Commission (NCC)
Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Lead, Landscape Architect)
Patkau Architects (Architect)
Blackwell Structural Engineers (Structural Engineer)
ERA Architects (Heritage)
Photography / Graphics Credit: Janet Rosenberg & Studio
Our winning concept for the Kìwekì Point Park Redevelopment (formerly Nepean Point), entitled Big River Landscape, was approved by the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Board of Directors on November 23, 2017. Throughout the course of the project from schematic design to construction, JRS has led an extensive consultant team to maintain the original design intent and ambitions while aligning with complex budget and scope updates.
The design strengthens the Park’s relationship with the Ottawa River by providing universal accessibility, enhanced views, compelling interpretation, a diverse plant palette, and a pedestrian bridge to connect to Major’s Hill Park and beyond.
Work in Progress
Kìwekì Point Park is currently under construction and new park elements are beginning to take shape! The following construction images show the progress on site from 2021 to 2023, the installation of rebar for Whispering Point, and the excavation and formwork for the new Ha Ha feature that will enhance the breathtaking views of the Ottawa River while also perform integral ecological and stormwater management duties. We look forward to sharing more construction updates as this incredible new park comes to life. The project is targeted to open in early Summer 2024.
As the project has evolved, renderings have been updated to illustrate design refinements.