Plant Recreation Centre

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

Hours

Sunday : 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday : 6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday : 6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday : 6:45 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday : 8:45 am - 9:30 pm
Friday : 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Location and contact

930 Somerset Street West
Ottawa ON K1R 6R9

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

Hall rentals: Plant@ottawa.ca

Plant Recreation 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.

Plant Recreation Centre - Swim and aquafit schedule starting September 6
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 7 - 9 am, 11:30 am - 1 pm, 2 - 5 pm, 8:30 - 9:30 pm 7 - 9 am, 10:30 am - 1 pm, 2 - 5 pm, 8:30 - 9:30 pm 7 - 9 am, 11:30 am - 1 pm, 2 - 5 pm, 7:30 - 9:30 pm 10:30 am - 1 pm, 2 - 5 pm, 8:30 - 9:30 pm 7 - 9 am, 11:30 am - 1 pm 2 - 6 pm, 8 - 9 pm   Noon - 1:30 pm, 6 - 7 pm Noon - 1:30 pm 4 - 5:30 pm
Lane swim – reduced capacity 9 - 11:30 am, 1 - 2 pm 9 - 10:30 am, 1 - 2 pm 9 - 11:30 am, 1 - 2 pm 9 - 10:30 am 9 - 11:30 am n/a n/a
Public swim n/a 6 - 7:30 pm n/a 1 - 2 pm 1 - 2 pm, 6 - 8 pm 1:30 - 4 pm 1:30 - 4 pm
Public swim – leisure pool only 10:30 am - 1 pm, 4 - 5 pm 11:30 am - 1 pm, 4 - 5 pm 10:30 am - 1 pm, 4 - 5 pm 11:30 am - 1 pm, 4 - 5 pm 10:30 am - 1 pm, 4 - 6 pm n/a n/a
Aquafit general - shallow 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 5 - 6 pm 9 - 10 am, 7:30 - 8:30 pm 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 5 - 6 pm 9 - 10 am, 7:30 - 8:30 pm 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am 9 - 10 am 10 - 11 am
Aquafit general - deep 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 5 - 6 pm 9 - 10 am, 7:30 - 8:30 pm 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am, 5 - 6 pm 9 - 10 am, 7:30 - 8:30 pm 9 - 10 am, 10 - 11 am 9 - 10 am 10 - 11 am

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.

Plant Recreation Centre - Weight and cardio room schedule starting September 6
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Weight and cardio room *no reservations 7 am - 9:30 pm 7 am - 9:30 pm 7 am - 9:30 pm 9 am - 9:30 pm 7 am - 9 pm 9 am - 7 pm 9 am - 5:30 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.

Plant Recreation Centre - Group fitness schedule starting September 6
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
HIIT 5:30 - 6:30 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cardio and strength Noon - 1 pm n/a 5:30 - 6:30 pm n/a Noon - 1 pm n/a n/a
Strength n/a n/a n/a Noon - 1 pm 5:30 - 6:30 pm n/a n/a 8:45 - 9:45 am
Stretch and Strength n/a n/a Noon - 1 pm n/a n/a n/a n/a

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: Plant Recreation Centre

Amenities and features

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

Accessibility features

  • Change rooms
  • Entrance/Exit
  • Interior
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Signage
  • Washrooms