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 disabilities. 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, individuals with disabilities, and swimmers. Through a partnership with the Jack Purcell Recreation Association, 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.

Hours

Sunday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday : 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday : 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday : 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday : 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday : 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location and contact

320 Jack Purcell Lane
Ottawa ON K2P 2J5
Jack Purcell Community Centre

You are encouraged to reserve a space for drop-in programs online in advance. In-person walk-in reservations will be accepted when space allows. Please also see Drop-in activities.

Details:

  • Select the button below to reserve your spot. Available sessions for the next two days will be displayed in green.
  • Reserve your space as of 6 pm for up to two days in advance.
  • Please arrive on time for your program.
    • Instructional based programs: Late arrivals may not be permitted to join after the start of the class.
    • For all other drop-in activities: Your spot will be reserved up to 10 minutes after the session has started. If you arrive later than 10 minutes after your scheduled start time, your spot may be given to another individual or your visit may be cut short.
  • If you are unable to reserve a spot online, you can make a walk-in reservation on the day of, if there are spaces remaining. To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to reserve your space online.
  • Payment can be made on-site. Please note our pin pads do not currently accept "tap".
  • You can book a maximum of:
    • 6 spaces at a time for public swims.
    • 2 spaces at a time for cardio and weight sessions, lane swims, older adult activities, and sports drop-ins.

Helpful info:

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change.

Holiday hours and programs may vary. Changes will be reflected through the booking process.

Jack Purcell Community Centre - Swim and aquafit schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Alternate needs swim 10 am - noon n/a 10 am - noon 6 - 7 pm 10 am - noon n/a n/a
Public swim 6 - 7 pm 3 - 4 pm 6 - 7 pm 3 - 5 pm 6 - 7 pm 2 - 4 pm 2 - 3 pm
Lane swim Noon - 1 pm, 4 - 5 pm Noon - 1 pm Noon - 1 pm, 4 - 5 pm Noon - 1 pm, 7 - 8 pm Noon - 1 pm, 4 - 5 pm, 7 - 8 pm 1 - 2 pm 1 - 2 pm
Wellness – Aqua therapy 1 - 2 pm 1 - 2 pm 1 - 2 pm 1 - 2 pm 1 - 2 pm n/a n/a
Wellness – Chronic pain 2 - 3 pm 2 - 3 pm 2 - 3 pm 2 - 3 pm 2 - 3 pm n/a n/a
Aqua lite 3 - 4 pm, 5 - 6 pm n/a 3 - 4 pm, 5 - 6 pm 5 - 6 pm 3 - 4 pm, 5 - 6 pm n/a n/a
Women’s only swim 7 - 8 pm n/a 7 - 8 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a
Public swim - Women’s only n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 4 - 5 pm 3 - 4 pm

The schedules listed in the charts below are subject to change.

Holiday hours and programs may vary. Changes will be reflected through the booking process.

Jack Purcell Community Centre - Weight and cardio room schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Weight and cardio room 7:30 - 9 am, 9:15 - 10:30 am, 12:30 - 1:45 pm, 3 - 4:30 pm, 4:45 - 6:15 pm, 6:30 - 8 pm 7:30 - 9 am, 9:15 - 10:30 am, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, 12:30 - 1:45 pm, 3 - 4:30 pm, 4:45 - 6:15 pm, 6:30 - 8 pm 7:30 - 9 am, 9:15 - 10:30 am, 12:30 - 1:45 pm, 3 - 4:30 pm, 4:45 - 6:15 pm, 6:30 - 8 pm 7:30 - 9 am, 9:15 - 10:30 am, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, 12:30 - 1:45 pm, 3 - 4:30 pm, 4:45 - 6:15 pm, 6:30 - 8 pm 7:30 - 9 am, 9:15 - 10:30 am, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm, 12:30 - 1:45 pm, 3 - 4:30 pm, 4:45 - 6:15 pm, 6:30 - 8 pm 9 - 10:30 am, 10:45 am - noon, 12:30 - 1:45 pm, 2 - 3:15 pm, 3:30 - 5 pm 9 - 10:30 am, 10:45 am - noon, 12:30 - 1:45 pm, 2 - 3:15 pm, 3:30 - 5 pm

For rental availability and information, please call the facility.

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

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

Recreation Guide

JOINOttawa: Jack Purcell

Amenities and features

  • Free public Wi-Fi

Accessibility features

  • Change rooms
  • Elevator/Lift
  • Entrance/Exit
  • Interior
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Signage
  • Stairs
  • Telephone
  • Washrooms