Picnic Tables and Shelters
- Where two or more fixed tables are provided, at least 20 percent but not less than one must be accessible and be served by an accessible outdoor recreation route, and be dispersed among areas.
- An accessible table must have at least one accessible seating space or more based on the square footage of the tabletop, multiple seating options on ends, or bench cuts outs, which are preferred to allow the person with a disability to better interact and reach a range of items.
- It is preferred that all picnic tables have an accessible design because they are useable by all.
- Shelters must be served by an accessible route and all fixtures, amenities, and elements must meet accessible guidelines.
For More Information
- 2009 Draft Final Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas
- Washington Administrative Code 51-50-1101 1101.2.1
- U.S. Department of Justice 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Picnic tablePhotograph shows an accessible pinic table at Issaquah's Squak Mountain Park.