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Improving Accessibility

The City of Burnaby is always working to improve accessibility in our parks and trails.  Following the principles of Universal Design, we strive to make our parks usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone. 
Many of our parks and trails have the amenities and characteristics required for persons with disabilities to enjoy them free of barriers. With easy and direct access to a variety of features and outdoor experiences, we hope to encourage more people to visit our beautiful parks, regardless of their age or ability.   

Consulting with the public and people with disabilities has allowed us to develop consistent standards in the following areas when designating parks, trails, and features as accessible.

Accessible Amenities

  • Parking 
  • Washroom facilities
  • Benches and picnic tables
  • Bookable picnic areas
  • Water-fountains
  • Playground features
  • Scenic lookouts  

Accessible Characteristics

  • Firm, minimally graded, and wide pathway surfaces
  • Clear of trip hazards 
  • Frequent rest areas with benches
  • Barrier-free entries 
  • Guard rails
  • Wheelchair ramps

Useful Links on Accessibility