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McNabb Recreation Centre

This multipurpose facility offers a wide variety of programs and amenities including an arena, gymnasium, meeting rooms, dance studio and pottery studio. Located in downtown Ottawa, McNabb Recreation Centre is located next to lovely McNabb Park where seasonal activities include a playground, wading pool, outdoor skateboard park (indoor skateboard park is permanently closed) and an outdoor skating rink.

Location and Contact

180 Percy Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 6E5

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 10 pm
Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm
Sunday, from 9 am to 8 pm

Facility Features

  • On site parking
  • Public computers

Drop-in Activities

Browse the listing of drop-in activities

Rentals

Browse the listing of rental spaces.

Register for Activities

To browse registered programs available City-wide, visit our online Recreation Guide PDFs.
To search registered programs available at this facility, please visit JOINOttawa.

Additional Information

Annual Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday, November 25 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm. Vendors will be selling homemade gifts, food and more! Admission and Parking are FREE!

Accessibility features

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

  • 6 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 20 metres from parking space to the door

Passenger Loading Zone

  • Access aisle
  • Cut curb
  • Hazard indicator

Entrance/Exit

  • 2 accessible entrances
  • Entrances marked with the International Symbol of Accessibility
  • Ramp
  • Wide door for wheelchair passage
  • Automatic door opener
  • Direct access to the main floor, lobby, elevator

Interior 

  • Automatic door access to interior areas
  • All public spaces on accessible path of travel
  • Ramps or elevators to all levels
  • Accessible seating available

Reception desks

  • Accessible counters
  • Floor area for manoeuvring a wheelchair
  • Swipe access from seated position

Floor Surfaces

  • No glare tiles
  • Low pile carpet

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • Accessible washroom on 1st and 2nd floors
  • Automatic door opener
  • Lowered sink counters
  • Lowered soap dispensers
  • Lowered towel dispensers
  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains
  • Large stalls to allow transfers

Elevator/Lift

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

Telephone

  • Volume control with clear signage
  • Phone equipped with a telecommunications device for the deaf (TT/TTY/TDD)
  • Accessible path

Stairs

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

Fitness / Weight Room

  • Rubber Flooring
  • Accessible route through weightroom
  • Easy access to weight/cardio equipment
  • Lowered water fountain

Fitness Change Room

  • 1 barrier free stall
  • Shower grab bar
  • Roll-in shower access
  • Seat in the shower
  • Benches in the accessible change room stalls
  • Hand-held shower head

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.