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Accessibility for Recreation Facilities and Programs

Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), Montgomery Parks are working to improve the accessibility of recreation facilities, programs and services throughout the County. This includes the recreation centers, pools, exercise rooms and other programs administered by the Department of Recreation and the parks, playgrounds, ball fields and other facilities and programs provided by Montgomery Parks. Each agency is currently developing a multi-year transition plan that will include physical changes to indoor and outdoor facilities, new policies and staff training. All of the work will be done in accordance with the 2010 revisions to the Title II Americans with Disabilities Act and the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design.

The Montgomery County Commission on People with Disabilities and the County-Wide Recreation Advisory Board will host a public forum on June 12 to provide information on the new requirements, give an update on the work done to date by each agency and give participants an opportunity to provide comments.  Public input is encouraged in order to help develop priorities and incorporate community needs. Information on the forum is posted below.

As both agencies move forward on developing and implementing the transition plans, more information will be made available on this site in order to keep the community updated.

For further information, contact Nancy Greene, Montgomery County ADA Compliance Manager at 240-777-6197 (TTY 240-777-6196) or Bob Green, ADA Project Manager at Montgomery Parks at 301-495-2571.

Information about the facilities, programs and services provided by each agency can  be found at the Department of Recreation’s website and the Montgomery Parks website.

Montgomery County wants to understand the transportation patterns and needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities as we plan for the future, and your responses to this survey will be very helpful to us. If you, a member of your family or a friend have transportation issues or concerns, please click on the link below to complete this survey sponsored by the County’s Aging and Disability Services at the Department of Health and Human Services - Take Survey