Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District has begun a district-wide assessment of more than 200 parks and facilities to identify improvements that will yield more accessibility in compliance with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards.
This ADA Survey and Trasition Plan – in keeping with the district’s mission and vision – will increase opportunities for individuals to play, learn and explore. Improvements, such as new accessible benches, pathway re-paving and adjustments to play area features, will be implemented over the next several months and years.
With more than 200 parks and facilities to audit, THPRD has contracted with MIG to complete the project. The survey team has begun its audit of THPRD’s public facilities to identify barriers and make recommendations for improvement. As work continues, you may see surveyors in parks and facilities conducting measurements and taking notes. The survey of all THPRD sites, including parks, is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.
Following the audit, THPRD will begin prioritizing projects; a final development plan will be completed in spring 2016.
Learn more at our Nov. 16 open house
THPRD will host an open house at 10 am on Nov. 16 at the Elsie Stuhr Center. Learn more about the ADA Survey and Transition Plan -- and how you can participate. Members of the consultant team will provide a brief overview of the project and will answer your questions related to accessibility in THPRD parks and facilities.
To learn more, contact Lisa Novak, superintendent of programs and special activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.