Manotick has a number of parks of varying sizes, including Beryl Gaffney Park, a forested area with walking trails and paths along the Rideau River; Centennial Park, with baseball diamonds, soccer fields, walking paths, tennis courts, and a playground; OSU George Nelms Park, which has multiple soccer fields and greenspace; Echo Park, with a basketball hoop, a baseball diamond, and a soccer field; A. Y. Jackson Park, with walking trails, forested areas, benches, and views of the Rideau River; and Walter Upton-Collins Park, which has greenspace, a baseball diamond, walking paths, a playground, and swings.
The Manotick Arena and Community Centre has a community hall available for bookings, a kitchen area, and an ice rink with spectator stands. The centre holds numerous events throughout the year, including concerts, hockey games, ice skating sessions, dances, and ringette games. The Denise Smith Dance Studio offers classes for all ages and skill levels in ballet, gymnastics, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and lyrical. The studio also has programs for those who are interested in participating in dance competitions locally and elsewhere. To give their minds a workout, residents can visit the Manotick branch of the Ottawa Library. Besides a great selection of books for people of all ages, the library offers a variety of programs and events with themes such as storytelling, gardening, and history. The library also features work by local artists.