Accessibility compliance reports helped Prince William County prioritize barrier removal plans for achieving program accessibility in its Parks and Recreation system.
Program Accessibility Review
LCM provided ADA consulting to evaluate Prince William County’s Parks and Recreation facilities for ADA Title II program accessibility compliance.
Seventy parks throughout the system provide a wide variety of programs. These range from golf courses and splash-down pools to nature trails and picnic pavilions. We created a matrix to compare programs, services, amenities, and seasonal offerings at each park location. This analysis established which facilities to assess for accessibility barriers based on each park’s program significance.
We found that some parks provided all programs, services, and activities or had unique programs or locations. Conducting ADA surveys at those primary parks enabled us to identify barriers and recommend modifications to achieve equal program access. We also evaluated non-primary parks to identify noncompliant conditions to be considered in future upgrades plans.
LCM’s assessments and reports provided the County with prioritized steps to make its recreational programs and facilities more inclusive.