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Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre accessibility

 
Accessibility
 
Please note: Calgary Recreation is improving accessibility in facilities whenever upgrades are done. Levels of accessibility vary according to when our facilities were built and when major renovations were completed, so not all parts of the facility may be accessible for all. This information indicates the parts of the facility that are barrier-free and is provided to help customer(s) with a disability find a facility that can meet their particular sensory or mobility needs.

Parking

  • 3 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance
    • sidewalk slope (at its steepest incline) is approx. 10%

Entrance

  • Front entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Automatic sliding doors by sensor

Signage

  • International symbol of accessibility identifies barrier-free areas of facility

Washrooms

  • 2 Universal 'single use washrooms': (1) in lobby & (1) upstairs level
    • no power operated door
  • Female Change Room - barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door to enter change room
    • turning diameter within stall is less than 1500 mm
  • Male Change Room - barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door to enter change room
    • turning diameter within stall is less than 1500 mm

Interior building elements

  • 2 floors/levels in facility is accessed via elevator or stairs
  • Reception counter has a lowered section
    • no knee space beneath the counter
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 and 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Continuous accessible path of travel (public corridor is at least 1100 mm wide) to:
    • Fitness Centre
      • no power operated door
    • Group Exercise Studio
      • no power operated door
    • Multi-purpose room
      • no power operated door
    • Spectator Area
      • no power operated door
      • no designated wheelchair seating
    • note: pool deck and pool area
      • Female change room: narrow width through locker area & to showers; no power operated door
      • Male change room: narrow width to washroom & showers; no power operated door
      • Universal/Assisted change room: circulation is narrow and no wheelchair turning radius within washroom or showers; no power operated door
    • Universal / Assisted Change Room
      • shower and washroom are not accessible
    • Water wheelchair available
    • Means of water entry/exit from pool:
      Pool Lift
      • Permanent pool lift (500lb capacity) for the dive tank basin
      • Portable stairs with handrails for the lane swim basin
      • Vertical ladder
    • Colour contrast edging around the pool
    • Accessible drinking/water fountain(s)