Saturday, July 18, 2015

Planning for Inclusion

 For the majority of park and recreation professionals, inclusion of people with disabilities is viewed as more than a federal mandate. Instead, inclusion of all citizens--of all backgrounds, of all abilities, is considered a founding principle for building healthy communities. The National Recreation and Park Association issued an inclusion policy statement in 1999 "to encourage all providers of park, recreation, and leisure services to provide opportunities in settings where people of all abilities can recreate and interact together" "  Planning for Inclusion

It is NYC Parks’ goal to go beyond mere compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide access as well as increased opportunities for recreation and participation   Expanding Accessibility and Accommodating All Ages in Public Park Design