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LIBERTY LAKE PARK                       540-586-7161
939 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523                                                

DIRECTIONS: Located on Rte 122 South (Burks Hill Road) 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  61 acre municipal park, features award- winning accessible nature trail, tennis and basketball courts, ball fields, playgrounds, picnic shelters, fishing docks and other facilities to accommodate persons with different disabilities.

PARKING:  Paved lots located near restrooms, concession stand and community building.  RV parking.  No overnight parking.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Concrete or asphalt paths do not have steep grades.  Trails are 1/2 mile long.

ENTRANCE TO VISITOR CENTER:  Located at community building.    Entry doors, 35 in. wide, easily open out with bar handle located 36 in. above floor.  

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  At community building and concession stand.  Doors are 36 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have handrails. 19 in. toilet seat height, 14 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 29 in.  Accessible stall checked for obstructions.

For guests with hearing disabilities,there are written scripts.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are audio cassettes and portable tape recorders, and documents in large print on non-glossy surface.  Tactile exhibits such as signage are on nature trails.   

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:  Exercise facilities on trail.  Narratives cover flora and fauna found on trail.

PICNIC AREAS:  Near lake.  Areas have 4 tables for guests in wheelchairs, 28 in. high.  The aisles between the tables are 60-72 in.  The paths to and within the picnic areas are asphalt.  Covered shelters.
Additional covered picnic pavilion adjacent to bathrooms, concession stand, and parking.  Holds 220, with 6 picnic tables for guests in wheelchairs.  Electricity available.  Concrete paths to shelter.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Open dawn to dark.  The community center has classes and programs.  Facility has extensive lighted drive-through holiday displays 5:30-10 PM throughout December.  The nearby Elks National Home is a holiday tradition for central and western Virginia.  Displays with over 18,000 lights, mid Dec to Dec 31st.

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