Outdoor public use eating areas are public areas with tables and intended for use by the public as a place to consume food, such as picnic tables in parks, on hospital grounds or university campuses, and outdoor food courts at amusement parks.
The requirements apply to all organizations except small organizations.
When building new or making planned significant alterations to existing outdoor public eating areas, organizations must make sure:
The 20 per cent requirement applies to the purchase of new tables added to a public use eating area.
For example, a town decides to purchase five new tables to add to the five it already has in the park. To comply with the law, one of the five new tables must be accessible (20 per cent of five is one).