Ventures throughout the course of recent years have made Saskatchewan’s common stops more available, comprehensive, and charming for individuals, everything being equal. Beach wheelchairs and beach access mats, in addition to accessible buildings and campsites, are among the new additions.
“Whether it’s daily at the lake, investing energy in nature, or setting up camp under the stars, we maintain that our common parks should be available and inviting for everybody,” Stops, Culture and Game Clergyman Laura Ross said. ” 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.
This summer, major construction projects and planned accessibility 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 Government of Saskatchewan recently passed The Accessible Saskatchewan Act to prevent and remove accessibility barriers for persons with disabilities. To learn more about what the government is doing to implement this legislation and better support people living with disabilities, please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/accessiblesk.