Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre accessibility


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Please note: We are working to improve access so that everyone feels like they belong and can use our services. Access is worked on during the planning, design and construction of projects. While much has been accomplished, it is acknowledged that more remains to be done to improve access. Not all parts of the facility may be "accessible for all". So ONLY the areas of the building that are barrier-free are listed on this webpage. See the detailed description to know whether your access needs will be met before you go.


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


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


  • International symbol of accessibility identifies barrier-free areas of facility
  • Facility signage has a strong colour contrast


  • 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 change room
    • No power operated door
Accessible pool llift

A pool lift is available to help you in and out of the water

Interior building elements

  • 2 floors/levels in facility is accessed via wheelchair-lift or stairs
  • Reception counter has:
    • A barrier-free section
    • A counter induction hearing loop
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 - 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Fire alarms have audible & visual (flashing light) signals
  • Barrier-free path of travel through corridor to:
    • Change Rooms
    • Female Change Room: circulation within has a clear width of at least 920 mm
    • Male Change Room: circulation within has a clear width of least 920 mm
    • Universal Change Room:
      • (1) private, barrier-free change room equipped with roll-in shower, grab bars, hand-held shower head, shower seat and accessible lockers
    • Pool deck
    • Colour contrast edging around the pool
    • Aquatic wheelchair available - rated at 350 lbs.
    • Pool Access (water entry/exit):
      • Portable pool lift
      • Portable stairs with handrails
      • Vertical ladder
    • Fitness Centre (Weight Room)
    • No power operated door
    • Total Access Equipment
      • A line of commercial fitness equipment that is accessible for persons with disabilities. Includes larger fonts, bright coloured handles, lower resistance options, accessible weight stack and larger seat and backrest.
      • Accessible weight racks and strength machines (chest press, overhead press, leg press, leg extension, and seated leg curl).
      • Removable seats for chest press and overhead press machines.
    • Multi-purpose Room (Aerobics Room)
    • No power operated door
    • Multi-purpose Room/Meeting Rooms
    • No power operated door
    • Spectator Area & Vending machine in lobby
    • Will rearrange furniture to accommodate wheelchair seating