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Plant Recreation Centre

With the announcement of new provincial restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City has announced the closure of fitness centres and the suspension of fitness classes and aquafitness. In addition, skating, kindergym, squash, racquetball and volleyball programs have been suspended. These restrictions take effect October 10 and will remain for 28 days.

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

 

930 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R9

Phone: 613-232-3000 
Fax: 613-232-6015
Plant@ottawa.ca

Virtual Tour

City facilities have begun a phased-in approach of reopening. Please visit Ottawa’s Reopening Plan webpage for current information on services being offered.

  • Free public Wi-Fi
  • WIBIT - Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • On site parking

You can now reserve a spot for swimming or fitness online by clicking on the facility name in the charts below.

Please note: The schedules listed in the charts below are a general overview of the schedules. When you click on the facility name to reserve your space, the only schedules that will display are for sessions that have spaces available for reservation.

Before reserving your space, please review:

  Program name Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Swimming Lane swim 7 - 8 am,
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
7 - 8 am,
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm,
8:45 - 9:45 pm
7 - 8 am,
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm,
7:15 - 8:15 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm,
7:15 - 8:15 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
7 - 8 am,
8:15 - 9:15 am,
9:30 - 10:30 am,
10:45 - 11:45 am,
Noon - 1 pm,
2:30 - 3:30 pm,
3:45 - 4:45 pm,
5 - 6 pm,
8:15 - 9:15 pm
12:15 - 1:15 pm,
6 - 7 pm
12:15 - 1:15 pm,
4 - 5 pm
Public swim 10:45 - 11:45,
noon - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
3:45 - 4:45
noon - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
3:45 - 4:45,
6 - 7 pm
10:45 - 11:45,
noon - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
3:45 - 4:45
noon - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
3:45 - 4:45
10:45 - 11:45,
noon - 1 pm,
1:15 - 2:15 pm,
3:45 - 4:45,
6 - 7 pm,
7:15 - 8:15 pm
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:45 - 3:45 pm
1:30 - 2:30 pm,
2:45 - 3:45 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.

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

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

Entrance/Exit

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

Interior

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

Signage

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

Washrooms

  • Lowered hand dryers
  • Lowered drinking fountains

Pool

  • 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
  • Temperature
    • 25m pool, 84°F, 29°C
    • Leisure pool, 86°F, 30°C

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 Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.