Makes me think of the 70’s song of the same name. Beautiful sand, old pavilions, adults, kids and dogs. A bit of heaven in the city.
Lynette’s comment is that there is nothing like this in Ottawa, and she is absolutely right.
We spend part of the afternoon strolling along, watch people and dogs play (there is an off leash area of the beach for dogs) and sitting on a bench watching the lake. The lake is wide enough that you can not see the other side, so it might as well be the ocean.
The occasional boat floats by in the distance. The city is a thousand miles, yet on 2 blocks, away.