Grant Monies Provide Accessible Tables
Fourteen more accessible picnic tables have been installed throughout Bismarck Parks and Recreation District’s (BPRD’s) parks with the help of grant funds.
Just under $12,000 was received from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center’s Quality of Life Grants Program. The goal of the grant program is to support projects and activities that will impact individuals living with paralysis.
The accessible picnic tables have a shorter seating area on one side of the table, allowing a person in a wheelchair to be included in a social, picnic and outdoor setting.
Randy Bina, BPRD Executive Director, says “Parks provide gathering places for families, social groups and for people of all ages, economic status and abilities. Our Core Purpose is to provide affordable, accessible and sustainable public park and recreation services. These tables ensure that parks and picnic areas can be used and enjoyed by everyone.”
BPRD parks that now have an accessible picnic table in a picnic shelter are: Jaycee Park, Sons of Norway Park, Optimist Park, Lions Park, Pioneer Park, two shelters at Kiwanis Park, and six shelters at Sertoma Park.