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Killarney Aquatic & Recreation 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.

Water wheelchair
A water wheelchair is available to provide access from the change room to the pool deck.

Parking

  • 4 designated accessible parking spaces
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance

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
  • Facility signage has a strong colour contrast
    Pool lift
    A pool lift is available to help you in and out of the water

Washrooms

  • Female washroom in lobby – barrier-free stall
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too far from side wall
  • Male washroom in lobby – barrier-free stall
    • centre line of toilet is positioned too far from side wall
  • Female washroom upstairs – barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door
  • Male washroom upstairs – barrier-free stall
    • no power operated door
  • Universal Assisted change room
    • no power operated door

Interior building elements

  • 2 floors/levels in facility is accessed via wheelchair-lift or stairs
  • Reception counter has a lowered section
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 and 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Public corridors are at least 1100mm wide
  • Continuous accessible path of travel (public corridor is at least 1100 mm wide) to:
    • Pool deck and pool area
      • Width within female change room is at least 920 mm 
      • Width within male change room is at least 920 mm
    • Fitness Centre (Weight Room)
    • Multi-purpose Room (Aerobics Room)
    • Multi-purpose/Meeting Rooms
    • Spectator Area & Vending machine in lobby
      • Will rearrange furniture to accommodate wheelchair seating
  • Assisted Change Room with:
    • Roll-in shower with no lip
    • Grab bars in shower
    • Hand held shower hose
    • Shower seat
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Means of water entry/exit from pool:
    • Pool lift
    • Portable stairs with handrails
    • Vertical ladder
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Alarm system with audible & flashing light