What is the anticipated time frame for conducting the work and how much will it cost?

Rockville will continue efforts to make new parks and those parks that undergo renovations ADA compliant. Rockville develops a multi-year plan for making improvements during its annual budget process. The input received from public meetings and outreach impacts how Rockville prioritizes our efforts, along with the audit and transition plan’s recommendation, are used to develop a timeframe for completing the work needed. The Audit and Transition Plan identified a ten-year period for implementation. Although the City is making good progress on barrier removal and ADA improvements, the ten-year timeframe is optimistic and will likely take longer.   

Although final cost estimates are adjusted during the design phase of each project the audit and transition plan in 2016 estimated ADA improvements at approximately $4-6 million. Staff have found the estimates in the audit and transition plan to be woefully lower than actual costs.

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1. Why is Rockville Recreation and Parks embarking on this effort?
2. 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,
3. What is the anticipated time frame for conducting the work and how much will it cost?
4. How will you determine which improvements to do first?
5. What types of changes will be made for parks, programs and facilities to be considered ADA compliant?
6. What are the next steps in this process?
7. How can the public provide input, ask questions or get involved with your efforts?
8. What are some existing ADA compliant parks and facilities?