One of my favourite places in the city is the Paul Reynolds Community Centre. Before covid-19 I used to go to the pool there regularly for physio and I’m so impressed by how accessible every aspect of this building is! Every door has an automatic opener, there are counters at the front desk at wheelchair height, they have some gender neutral changing areas with large, fully wheelchair accessible washrooms (including accessible adult change tables) that also serve as showers and change rooms for swimmers with disabilities, and they also have a bunch of pool wheelchairs and lifts to get in and out of the pool.
My absolute favourite part of the pool is the lazy river, where I go to walk laps. There is a slight current running through the river and there is even a whirlpool area within the river where you can sit for breaks.
I’m so glad that St. John’s has such a beautiful, modern pool that meets every one of my accessibility needs!
To find out even more about the Paul Reynolds Community Centre, their accessibility features, and for more photos of the building, check out this blog post written by my friend Julie: http://www.throughthetulips.ca/…/the-paul-reynolds…