Parks Pilot Project Creates Path to City Waterfront and Inclusivity
Jul 02, 2019
As the temperature heats up, Mississauga residents will flock to the city’s waterfront parks in search of a fun, free way to escape the heat. Spending time at the beach may seem like an effortless way to enjoy the summer; however, for individuals who use mobility devices such as wheelchairs, scooters or walkers, taking part in this summertime activity can be challenging.
In an effort to remove and prevent barriers for persons with disabilities, the City is taking action to make Mississauga’s waterfront more inclusive and accessible for all with the addition of accessible beach routes at two of the City’s beaches.
Mississauga Parks staff installing the accessible beach route at Lakefront Promenade Park
The accessible beach routes were installed on June 28 in time for the Canada Day long weekend. A 100 per cent recycled polyester beach mat and directional beach access sign were installed at Jack Darling Memorial Park and Lakefront Promenade Park. The accessible beach routes allow for easier access to the beach by providing a nonslip, accessible surface for people with disabilities, older adults and parents with strollers.
Accessible beach route installed at Lakefront Promenade Park
By working to remove these barriers that exist in the built environment, projects like the Accessible Beach Routes Pilot project will help to make Mississauga a city where all people can access all places.
To learn more about the City’s ongoing commitment to building a more inclusive and accessible city for all, visit mississauga.ca/accessibility.