Gordon Head Recreation Centre

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Temporary pool closure at Gordon Head Recreation Centre May 2 until late August 2022

Pool services at Saanich’s Gordon Head Recreation Centre (GHRC) will close temporarily from May 2 until late Summer 2022 for the duration of a construction project to replace the concrete floor of the mechanical room.


For those of you who use the Weight Room, the Universal (Family) change rooms will not be available from June 20 to July 3 as Maintenance replaces valves and grout. This means that, unfortunately, we are unable to provide access to showers or lockers.

Patrons are welcome to use the washrooms to change during these two weeks, plus use the lockers in the Weight Room. Don't forget to bring your own lock. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 

Effective June 27 - September 4, 2022

Facility Hours: 
Monday-Friday: 6:00am - 9:00pm*
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
*Last entrance into facility, 30 minutes prior to closing.

Reception: 
Monday-Friday: 6:00am - 8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Statutory Holidays: Closed

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       Schedules

       Services

Facility features:

  • 25 metre Lap pool (84° F, monkey bars, climbing wall, accessibility stairs and lifts)
  • Leisure & River pools (88° F)
  • Tot pool (94° F)
  • Hot Tub (104° F), Sauna (108° F) and Steam Room (100° F)
  • Ultraviolet (U.V)/Chlorine filtration
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Weight room
  • Youth park featuring skateboarding, bmx and rollerblading
  • Multi-purpose rooms and auditorium available for business and private rentals

Accessibility:

  • Change Rooms:

    • Two accessible family change rooms with lifts:
      • Change room #4:
        • Waverly Glen C-450 lift (max capacity 450 lbs)
        • Astor Bannerman CTM manual changing table
        • Lift access to toilet, changing table, and seating area
        • Shower available
      • Change room #6 
        • Prism Medical C-450 lift (max capacity 450 lbs)
        • Astor Bannerman CTM manual changing table
        • Lift access to changing table and shower chair
        • Shower available

    *Please push lift back onto charging dock once finished*
    Pool:

    • Two aquatic wheelchairs:
      • One 18” aquatic wheelchair (max capacity 350 lbs)
      • One 22” aquatic wheelchair (max capacity 350 lbs)
      • Both can be used in water and on deck.
    • Waverly Glen Universal quilted slings, sizes (height/weight):
      • Small (4’- 5’6” / 95-150 lbs)
      • Medium (5’- 6’ / 125-250 lbs)
      • Large (6’ – 7’ / 250 – 400 lbs)

    *Wheelchairs and slings available upon request (lifeguard or reception)*

    • Two lifts for main pool entry (25 m pool):
      • S.R. Smith Splash! – Aquatic Lift with integrated arm rests on seat (max weight 300 lbs)
      • Prism Medical C-450 lift (max capacity 450 lbs), lift extends to Tots Pool and hot tub as well.
    • Ramp available for Leisure Pool and River Pool entry

    Weight Room:

    • Wheelchair accessible weight room and equipment
    • Matrix Magnum chest press / row: direct roll-in wheelchair design, chest pad rotates to switch between exercises
    • Three Apex plate loaded pulley stations: multiple accessories for an endless variety of upper body exercises. Please note, if anchored at the top, assistance may be required to lower for ease accessibility
    • Matrix smith machine: plate loaded

    Facility:

    • Paved walkway from Feltham Road to main entrance
    • Free scooter charging station available in a covered area outside the facility

    *Due to COVID-19, anyone requiring additional assistance should bring a member of the same household to assist*

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Accessibility

  • Accessible washrooms and change rooms
  • Two accessible family change rooms with lifts
  • Wheelchair accessible weight room and equipment
  • Aquatic wheelchairs on deck
  • Electric lift into main pool, tot pool and hot tub
  • Paved walkway from Feltham Road to main entrance
  • Free scooter charging station available in a covered area outside the facility

*Due to COVID-19, anyone requiring additional assistance should bring a member of the same household to assist*