Barrhaven is located in the Southwest part of the city. Modern Barrhaven was established in the 1960s, one of a group of new suburbs built outside the Greenbelt from the main city of Ottawa. Building in the area was begun by Mel Barr, for whom the community is named. Barr had originally purchased a 200-acre farm with the intent of constructing a horse racing track. However the Rideau Carleton Raceway was built further to the east and Barr instead decided to develop his land for housing. In Barrhaven you will find a wide variety of parks, playgrounds, schools, and sports centres. Barrhaven is divided into many neighbourhoods, including Old Barrhaven, Strandherd Meadows, Longfields, Davidson Heights, Havenlea, Chapman Mills, Rideau Glen,Winding Way, Stonebridge, Half Moon Bay, Barrhaven Mews, Barrhaven On The Green, Havenlea, Hearts Desire, West Pointe Village, Pheasant Run, Fraservale, and Knollsbrook.