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Plant Recreation Centre

The Plant Recreation Centre, originally called The Plant Bath, has been a venue for meetings, parties, banquets, and conferences in Ottawa for many years.

Formerly known as the Plant Bath, this historic building located in the heart of Centretown West, underwent extensive renovations and re-opened in 2004.

Facility Features

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • On site parking

Location and Contact

930 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R9

Phone: 613-232-3000 
Fax: 613-232-6015

Virtual Tour

Hours of Operation

Summer 2017 Schedule - Monday July 3 to Sunday September 3, 2017
Monday to Friday, from 6:45 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday, from 7:45 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday, from 7:45 am to 5:30 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

Browse the listing of rental spaces

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.


  • Four designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel from the parking lot to entrance
  • 10 metres from parking space to the door
  • Cut curb


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


  • Ramps
  • Wheelchair available for patrons
  • Reception desks
  • Accessible counters
  • Low pile carpet


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


  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains


  • Ramp access
  • Zero entry access point
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Therapeutic (or warm water) pool
  • Accessible equipment for the pool

Pool-Fitness Change Room

  • Barrier free stalls
  • Toilet/shower grab bars
  • 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
  • Grab bars in the accessible stall

Learn more about special needs and accessible services.