Thursday, May 30, 2024

Accessibility Features in Saskatchewan Provincial Parks Highlighted During National AccessAbility Week

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Saskatchewan’s provincial parks have been made more accessible, inclusive, and enjoyable for people of all abilities thanks to investments made in recent years. Beach wheelchairs and beach access mats, in addition to accessible buildings and campsites, are among the new additions.

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“Whether it’s a day at the lake, spending time in nature, or camping out under the stars,” Parks, Culture, and Sport Minister Laura Ross stated, “we want our provincial parks to be accessible and welcoming for everyone.” In order for everyone to have fun in our parks and spend time outside, we constantly consider ways to remove obstacles and create a more welcoming environment as we replace or construct new facilities.

Significant undertakings opening this late spring and arranged availability enhancements include:

  • A new pedestrian bridge across Fisher Creek in Candle Lake Provincial Park. The bridge replaces an older structure, providing an accessible grade and width, along with other accessibility features.
  • New accessible campground service centres at Saskatchewan Landing and Duck Mountain Provincial Parks.
  • Accessibility improvements at Regina Beach Recreation Site.
  • Development of a new, accessible, group gathering pavilion at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park.

Sask Parks visitors also have access to:

  • Beach Wheelchairs at many parks including Buffalo Pound, Candle Lake, Danielson, Duck Mountain, Great Blue Heron, Greenwater and Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Parks.
  • Accessible Campsites at parks throughout the province. A full list is available at SaskParks, Barrier-Free Campsites.
  • Accessible Picnic Sites at many campgrounds including Duck Mountain, Echo Valley, Buffalo Pound, The Battlefords and Rowans Ravine Provincial Parks.

The Accessible Saskatchewan Act was recently enacted by the Saskatchewan government to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility for people with disabilities. To dive more deeply into how the public authority is executing this regulation and better help individuals living with handicaps, kindly visit www.saskatchewan.ca/accessiblesk.

The duration of National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) in 2023 is from May 29 to June 4. It is a chance to celebrate and advance consideration and openness in networks and working environments. It additionally perceives the endeavors of people, networks and working environments that are effectively eliminating boundaries to give Saskatchewan individuals with handicaps an equivalent chance to take part in the entirety of our networks.

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