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Plant Recreation Centre

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


Location and Contact

930 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON K1R 6R9

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

Virtual Tour

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Friday, 6:45 am to 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, 7:45 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday, 7:45 am to 6 pm

Steam room and hot tub only open during regular lane and public swim schedule

Facility Features

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


Browse swimming, fitness and all other activity schedules at Plant Recreation Centre.


Browse the listing of rental spaces

Register for Activities

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.


  • 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


  • 3 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 Inclusive Recreation and accessible services.