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Jack Purcell Community Centre

Centrally located in downtown Ottawa, Jack Purcell Community Centre has an 18-metre warm water pool, which offers regular aquatic programming and specialized programs for individuals with special needs. The facility also has a fully accessible weight room, five meeting rooms of various sizes and access to an adjacent school gym.

Jack Purcell offers a variety of programs for seniors, persons with special needs, and swimmers. Through a partnership with the Jack Purcell Recreation Association (JPRA), children's and adult programs are also available to the Centretown community. These programs include: an after school program, children's camps, an adult fitness program, and adult art, dance, yoga, and sports programs.

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • Public computers

Location and Contact

320 Jack Purcell Lane
Ottawa, ON K2P 2J5

Hours of Operation

Monday to friday from 7:30 am to 9 pm

Saturday from 8:30 am to 9 pm

Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm

Registered Programs

To browse registered programs available City-wide, visit our online Recreation Guide PDFs.

To search registered programs available at this facility, please visit JOINOttawa.

Drop-in Programs

Browse the listing of drop-in activities

Rentals and Bookings

You can check rental availability, or fill out a rental request form below.

Accessibility Information

The accessibility features of this facility are detailed below. While the City of Ottawa is constantly working to improve access, please note that not all parts of every facility are necessarily 'accessible for all' as facilities were built to meet accessibility standards of their time.

Parking

  • 5 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance with access aisle
  • 10 metres from parking space to the door
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

  • 1 accessible entrance
  • Wide door (with power door opener) for wheelchair passage
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator

Interior

  • Power door access to interior areas
  • Ramps
  • Accessible seating available
  • Wheelchair available for patrons
  • Reception desks
  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access

Signage

  • Directional signs
  • Tactile signage
  • High contrast signage
  • Large lettering

Washrooms

  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Elevator/Lift

  • Access to all floors
  • metres wide doorway
  • Located near main entrance
  • Visible and audible door indicators
  • Raised and Braille lettering

Telephone

  • Hearing aid compatible public phone (with volume control)
  • Phone equipped with a telecommunications device for the deaf (TT/TTY/TDD)

Stairs

  • Stairs with no-slip surface
  • Good colour contrast
  • Continuous hand rails

Pool

  • Power door access
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Lift equipped (ceiling lift entry into the pool)
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool (92 degrees)
  • Accessible equipment for the pool
  • Grab bars in pool
  • Grab bars along walls on pool deck
  • Accessible seating area on pool deck

Pool Change Room

  • Power door access
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lift equipped (portable lift available)
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and/or adult change tables
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Grab bars in changerooms
  • Accessible Universal change rooms
  • Accessible equipment

Fitness Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Child change tables
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls and/or adult change tables
  • Hand-held shower head

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.