Project Location

Citywide
Minneapolis, MN

Project Manager

Elise Niedermeier
Phone:
612-230-6541
Email: eniedermeier@minneapolisparks.org

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Language Resources

Correo Electrónicopreguntas@minneapolisparks.org

Emailsuaalo@minneapolisparks.org

Key Documents

Board Resolution

Status

Current Phase: Research & Development

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Timeline

Project Milestones

Fall 2015

  • Completion of draft plans
  • Community outreach continues
  • Public review and comment period
  • Plan adoption

Project Timeline

Fall and Winter, 2014-2015

  • Building and site assessments
  • Program and policy review
  • Begin community outreach, opportunities TBD

October 22, 2014

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Community Engagement

Community engagement for this project will begin in early 2015. There will be multiple opportunities for public input. Specific events are being planned for general public comment, as well as with focus groups representing specific stakeholder groups.

Upon completion of a draft plan, there will be a 45-day public comment period followed by a public hearing and approvals by the Board of Commissioners in 2015.

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Background

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is updating its Accessibility Plan for Parks and Programs to ensure access to programs, services and facilities are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 2010.

This plan update started in 2014 and will include input and recommendations from the public, technical experts and outside agencies. It has two parts:

Accessibility Self-Evaluation: review, update and develop policies and procedures to ensure accommodations for people with disabilities are able to participate in recreation programs and to use MPRB services

ADA Transition (Barrier Removal) Plan: inventory, assess and prioritize accessibility updates for parks and facilities

The plan will be used to guide the MPRB to:

  • remove the barriers to accessibility
  • identify steps to meet service delivery goals
  • guide allocation of resources to support these improvements within the park system