Parks and Recreation Receives Award

Parks and Recreation Receives Award for Victoria Park Accessible Projects
Posted on 01/21/2020
The City of Charlottetown was presented with an award from the PEI Council of People with Disabilities for its work to make Victoria Park more inclusive. The award presentation took place in December and was accepted by Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Chair of the City’s Parks, Reaction and Leisure Activities committee on behalf of the Parks and Recreation Department.

The PEI Council of People with Disabilities presented awards in 2019 to recognize the efforts of individuals, groups, and businesses who worked to improve access and inclusion for people with disabilities. Charlottetown was recognized for the installation of an accessible floating dock and universally accessible playground.

The accessible playground was installed as part of a partnership between the City and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities under Jumpstart’s Inclusive Playground Project initiative. It opened in October, 2018.

The low profile modular composite floating dock system was installed in Victoria Park in July, 2019. The addition enables the public to move past the rocks at the water’s edge of the park, providing a serene spot to enjoy the beautiful waterfront view. An additional accessible parking space was also created in front of the entrance of the floating dock to improve access.

For more information on the PEI Council of People with Disabilities, visit: https://www.peicod.pe.ca/