What is the Plant Pool Recreation Association (PPRA)?
The PPRA is a non-profit, community-based organization, drawing membership from citizens city-wide. Some members are concerned about community development, while others are past and present users of Plouffe Park, the pool and recreation facilities.
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.
YOU are welcome to join in any capacity!
PPRA at Work…
The PPRA offers summer programming for children at the Plouffe Park. Activities include sports, games, and arts & crafts. The summer program provide 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 age 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.
In the summer, PPRA volunteers assist with maintaining the street view garden.
Finally, the PPRA is also partnered with the City of Ottawa’s affordable fitness program for women, “Women Alive”, and the “Seniors Connection” program.
PPRA programs are supported by active fundraising and invaluable volunteer efforts.