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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.

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

Regular hours

  • Monday to Wednesday, 6:45 am to 9:30 pm
  • Thursday, 8:45 am to 9:30 pm
  • Friday, 6:45 am to 9 pm
  • Saturday, 8:30 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

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

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 spring drop-in activity schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lane swim 7 – 9 am,
11 am – 1 pm,
2 – 5 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
7 – 9 am,
10 am – 1 pm,
2 – 5 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
7 – 9 am,
11 am – 1 pm,
2 – 5 pm,
7:30 - 9:30 pm
10 am – 1 pm,
2 – 5 pm,
8:30 - 9:30 pm
7 – 9 am,
11 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 am 9 - 10 am 9 - 11 am 9 - 10 am 9 - 11 am n/a n/a
Public swim 1 - 2 pm 1 - 2 pm,
6 - 7:30 pm
1 - 2 pm 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
Weight and
cardio room
7 - 8 am,
8 - 9 am,
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
1 - 2 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5 - 6 pm,
6 - 7 pm,
7 - 8 pm,
8 - 9:30 pm
7 - 8 am,
8 - 9 am,
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
1 - 2 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5 - 6 pm,
6 - 7 pm,
7 - 8 pm,
8 - 9:30 pm
7 - 8 am,
8 - 9 am,
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
1 - 2 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5 - 6 pm,
6 - 7 pm,
7 - 8 pm,
8 - 9:30 pm
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
1 - 2 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5 - 6 pm,
6 - 7 pm,
7 - 8 pm,
8 - 9:30 pm
7 - 8 am,
8 - 9 am,
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 am - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
1 - 2 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5 - 6 pm,
6 - 7 pm,
7 - 8 pm,
8 - 9 pm
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5 pm,
5 - 6 pm, 
6 - 7 pm
9 - 10 am,
10 - 11 am,
11 - noon,
Noon - 1 pm,
1 - 2 pm,
2 - 3 pm,
3 - 4 pm,
4 - 5:30 pm
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 Noon - 1 pm,
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

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.