On October 24, 2011, the Board of Park Commissioners approved an updated ADA Audit and Transition Plan that was completed by Accessibility Consultation and Training Services, Inc. of Wheaton (ACT), in consultation with staff. The report describes the specific barriers at each of the District’s park sites and facilities, notes regulation or guideline citations for easy reference and describes the ways in which each specific barrier can be addressed, including the use of best practices. A photograph of each barrier is also provided to give staff an identifier to refer to during the modification process. ACT also reviewed the District’s Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual concerning ADA compliance, provided recommendations on how to inform the public of these policies, gave guidance on establishing "reasonable accommodation" policies and provided a sample public grievance procedure.
The audit and plan serve as a guide to ensure that the District continues to be in compliance with the ADA regulations. Park District staff prioritized the findings, developed cost estimates for implementation and continues to incorporate the transition plan into the development of capital plans and individual staff work plans. For more information, click on the following links at the bottom of this page to view the ADA Audit and Transition Plan Report and the March 12, 2018 ADA Transition Plan Progress Updates.