The revised ADA regulations that took effect in March 2012 incorporate standards for parks and recreation facilities that were not previously available – including standards for fitness, playgrounds, sports fields and courts, and more. These new standards prompted many local governments to evaluate their parks and recreation facilities.
The City of Rockville Recreation and Parks and the City government began efforts to address accessibility in 1993 when the City hired a consultant to perform its first accessibility audit of its buildings. More recently, in 2016, the City hired an ADA consultant to conduct an audit of our parks and facilities to identify the deficiencies and provide a transition plan as a roadmap to remediate deficits. As part of the City’s efforts to address accessibility, Rockville continues to welcome public feedback, is working to modify communications, improving signage, reviewing policies and providing additional access and inclusion training for its employees.