The City of Rockville is committed to uphold the integrity of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by delivering appropriate and reasonable inclusive services, modifications, and physical accessibility to ensure social equality and inclusion of all citizens.


Individuals will be afforded respect and dignity while engaging in leisure pursuits to enhance their quality of life in a clean, safe, and accessible settings.

Potomac Woods Basketball Court

Physical Access

Individuals with disabilities have the right to participate in services and gain benefits of all public recreation and parks spaces, facilities and services. In addition, access to public recreation and parks is important for the physical, social, and mental health of all in the community.

Kids posing on the playground

Program Access

In keeping with the mission of the City of Rockville, staff ensures individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate in enjoyable leisure-time activities in accessible places and programs.

Is inclusion right for you? Make the right choice!

Program Access also referred to as “Inclusion”, is the means by which individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate in Rockville recreation and leisure activities of their choice. Reasonable modifications are provided to enable an individual’s successful participation in a program.

Program Access is right for you or your child if you…Program Access is NOT…
  • are interested in the subject.
  • are comfortable in various inclusive environments.
  • can meet the registration requirements.
  • can follow the rules of conduct.
  • can remain engaged in scheduled activities for most of the program time.
  • can indicate basic needs (either verbal or non-verbal).
  • being in a separate area or participating in alternate activities more than 25% of the program.
  • hiring, selection or guaranteed assignment of a certain staff member.
  • individualized therapy.
  • an exception to minimum compliance with program rules established for safety.
  • provision and/or purchase of personal custom devices.

Examples of Reasonable Modifications

  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Enhanced Staff to Participant Ratio
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Ongoing Disability and Inclusion Training for Staff
  • Braille and Large Print Materials

*Reasonable modifications will be determined after an assessment has been completed and varies for each individual.

Requesting a Reasonable Modification

  1. Register for a program through our online Recreation Registration program.
  2. During checkout, you will be asked if you need a reasonable modification. 
  3. Once submitted, a staff member will reach out to coordinate the request.