Accessibility Inclusion

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In partnership with the York Support Services Network and Children’s Treatment Network, the Town strives to make all of its programs as inclusive as possible to better serve children, youth, adults and seniors with special needs. 

Inclusion support

If a camper requires support to participate in recreation activities, a caregiver or volunteer is admitted to the program at no charge. Arrangements for one on one support staff is based on individual application and availability of screened and trained inclusion staff/volunteers.

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Inclusion for campers

If a camper requires support to participate in recreation activities, a caregiver or volunteer is admitted to the program at no charge. Arrangements for one on one support staff is based on individual application and availability of screened and trained inclusion staff/volunteers.

Become a program buddy!

Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a child or adult with special needs? If so, contact 905-476-4301, ext. 2238. All volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and interview.

The Challenge Course

The Arm

Zipline Arm and boy in harness

 

Reverse Zipline

Girl in reverse zipline

Accessibility features

Through the support of the Georgina Accessibility Advisor Committee, the Recreation Services Division has installed specialized equipment to increase the service level for patrons of all abilities to experience the zipline.

The Arm 

The Arm is designed to assist individuals who can bare weight and require assistance in accessing the top of the zipline platform. Participants will be elevated to the zipline platform and set up to enjoy the experience of the zipline. To exit the zipline, stairs or lowering assistance will be available.

Reverse zipline

Reverse zipline is designed for individuals who cannot bare weight. The experience can take individuals from an assisted device up to the zipline cable where the staff and participants will then pull the individual backwards up the zipline and release when the participant is ready.

The ROC playground

Wheelchair accessible swing in a playground

Accessibility features

An accessible swing was installed at the ROC playground in June of 2021. Called the Freedom Glider, the swing was made possible with the help of a donation from Peaceful Hearts Georgina Foundation. The ROC was chosen for its central location and accessible amenities such as parking, washrooms and the splash pad.

Julia Munro Park

Accessible Playground equipment at Julia Munro Park

Accessibility features

The Julia Munro Park is located on Timberbank Square within the Lakeside Meadows subdivision in Sutton. The park has a few accessibility features including:

  • Accessible gravel pedestrian trail
  • Permanent fully accessible washroom
  • Accessible playground equipment

De La Salle Beach

De La Salle Beach is located North of Lake Drive between De La Salle Boulevard and Brule Lakeway. 

MobiMat

accessible ramp over the sand at a beach

Mobi-Chair

person in mobi-chari and mobi-chair next to plaque

Accessibility features

The Town received up to $108,900 from CIP 150, delivered by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), for accessibility improvements to De La Salle Waterfront Park/Beach. The Georgina Accessibility Advisory Committee was instrumental in the Town securing independent funding for the MobiMat, a universally accessible means of getting to the water and the MobiChair, a floating beach wheelchair.

The improvements at De La Salle Park included the following:

  • Accessible, seasonal MobiMat – a portable, hard-surface, roll-out mat, 6.5-feet wide and made of recycled plastic bottles. It provides accessibility from the bottom of the ramp to the water’s edge for bathers (including those requiring wheelchairs and similar aids)
  • Accessible Mobi-Chair – Mobi-Chair is a high quality, floating beach wheelchair that provides a seamless transition from boardwalk-to-beach-to water. Wheelchair users, children and adults with special needs can benefit from the convenience, portability and comfort of the Mobi-Chair.
  • Accessible trails to connect parking with the playground, washrooms, pay/display machine, foot wash/shower station and other existing park facilities, including the Lake Drive pedestrian crossing
  • Accessible foot wash/shower station
  • Ramp to permit accessibility to the De La Salle beachfront from Lake Drive, including viewing platforms, stairs and landings
  • Washroom upgrades, including accessible fixtures, stalls, doors, lighting, change tables and decking

To use the Mobichair at De La Salle Park, you must register online.