The Manotick Remembrance Park is located in one of the few remaining village squares in Ontario. Thousands of people come to visit the heritage buildings and grounds, and hundreds of people attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11th.
In addition to these special visitors, there is a retirement home across the street, with another senior residence being built. These residents, many with disabilities, and their families need to be able to access their local park freely and easily.
Accessibility updates to the park will include widening the pathways for wheelchair users; constructing and installation of signage with raised lettering for the visually impaired; and adding new benches with armrest that easily enable sitting and raising. The park will also include garden features to increase sensory perception for people with disabilities.
There was never any question that our new Remembrance Park had to be accessible. It’s what should be done in the design and construction of any park. We all need to consider barriers to participation in everything we do.
This project will ensure that people with disabilities, as well as seniors and veterans, have ample and appropriate access to our park. It will be a shining example of how easy it is to ensure accessibility and inclusion to all members of our community.
Knowing that our efforts will make it easier for others to enjoy what we take often take for granted!
July 2, 2017
Location: 1116 Bridge Street, Manotick, ON K4M 0G8
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Description: The Manotick Remembrance Park’s Opening Ceremonies event will feature a ribbon cutting and unveiling ceremony led by a bagpiper, and new accessible park features will be revealed. Guests are then invited to a reception at the community’s Legion.
For more information, please contact:Ted Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org