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Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre 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.


  • 5 designated accessible parking spaces (3 on east side & 2 on west side of building)
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance


  • Front entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Push plate/button opens door


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


  • Universal ‘single use washroom’ in lobby
    • no power operated door
  • Universal ‘single use washroom’ in fitness area
    • no power operated door
    • no grab bars
  • Universal/Assisted care change room
    • no power operated door
  • Female Change Room – barrier-free stall
  • Male Change Room – barrier-free stall

Interior building elements

  • 3 floors/levels in facility is accessed via stairs
    • Fitness Centre (Weight Room) is down 6 steps
    • Multi-purpose Room is on 2nd floor
    • Spectator Area is on 2nd floor
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 and 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Water wheelchair
    A water wheelchair is available to provide access from the change room to the pool deck.
    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; no power operated door 
      • Width within male change room is at least 920 mm; no power
    • Multi-purpose Room (Fitness Room)
      • no power operated door
    • Multi-purpose Meeting Room
      • no power operated door
  • Assisted Change Room:
    • Roll-in shower with no lip
    • Grab bars
    • Shower seat
  • Water wheelchair available
  • Means of water entry/exit from pool:
    • Portable stairs with handrails
    • Vertical ladder
  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Alarm system with audible & flashing light