1.7. Strive for universal access.
The County should create equal access for all community members by reducing barriers. The concept of universal access goes beyond compliance with ADA requirements. Public spaces should be accessible to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of age or ability, and should fully allow for social participation and support health and wellness.
1.7.1. Implement the recommendations of the Department of Parks and Recreation Transition Plan.
As part of the 2018 PSMP update process, access audits and site reports were conducted for 147 County parks. Based on these audits, a DPR Transition Plan was developed to identify accessibility issues that need to be addressed to satisfy requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Transition Plan recommends a phased approach, where each phase will likely require several years for completion.
1.7.2. While considering factors such as available budget and site constraints, the County can seek opportunities to go beyond the minimum ADA requirements to try to achieve broader access to public amenities.