About PPRA

Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Enabling Access to Free Sports Programming

The PPRA is excited to announce that we have been selected to receive a Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund grant. The fund helps community sport organizations like ours continue to provide access to recreational sport and play for kids.SRF_Badge_Eng

Along with Jumpstart, we understand the role sport plays in the health and well-being of kids and their families and are doing everything possible to help community sports continue.

With Jumpstart’s support and with our local partners, like the Recreation Association of Hintonburg, we will be able to continue the Community Play program, offering free soccer and basketball to local children and youth – enabling kids to play by removing financial barriers.

Stay tuned for upcoming program specifics including the start of drop-in basketball this winter.

Join us for a Halloween Story Walk and Costume Parade- October 30

The PPRA is celebrating Halloween with a storybook trail, pumpkin decorating, costume parade and more!

Visit our Events Page for details.

What is the Plant Pool Recreation Association (PPRA)?

The PPRA is a non-profit, community-based organization, that aims to improve our community by increasing access to recreation opportunities and spaces at the City of Ottawa Plant Recreation Centre (Plant Bath) and Plouffe Park. The PPRA draws membership from citizens city-wide concerned about community development, as well as past and present users of Plouffe Park, and facilities at the Plant Recreation Centre.

Membership is open to all interested persons, and involvement can be geared to your schedule. Some members are signed on in a support-only category, or for specific programs/events, while others take an active role in programs, meetings and advocacy.

PPRA at Work…

The PPRA offers summer programming for children at the Plouffe Park. Activities include sports, games, and arts & crafts. The summer program provides opportunities for children to develop skills in all types of sports.

In partnership with the City of Ottawa, the PPRA provides winter programming at Plouffe Park, including a high-board ice rink, as well as a free skate area. The Plouffe Room is open for winter skaters and manned by helpful PPRA volunteers and staff. The PPRA provides a collection of skates and hockey equipment free for anyone to use.

The PPRA also provides free swim passes to the Plant Recreation Centre pool for families in our community.

Partnering with local schools to provide swimming lessons for school aged children at the Plant Recreation Centre pool is another PPRA initiative. Along with increasing access to the pool and weight room for local non-profit programs through partnerships with the City of Ottawa’s affordable fitness program for women, “Woman Alive”, the “Seniors Connection” program and the Somerset West Community Health Centre.

In the summer, PPRA volunteers assist with maintaining the street view garden.

PPRA programs are supported by active fundraising and invaluable volunteer efforts.

Questions? Want to get involved ? Contact us at plantpoolrecreationassociation@gmail.com

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History of the PPRA (Read More)

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How the Plant Bath was Saved (Read More)

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Mandate of the PPRA (Read More)

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PPRA In The Press (Read More)

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What is the Plant Recreation Centre (Read More)