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ADA Transition Plan Public Feedback

May 23, 2022

Oswegoland Park District & Fox Valley Special Recreation District Invite Feedback Regarding ADA Transition Plan

The Oswegoland Park District is completing an update of its Transition Plan for existing parks and facilities, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “We have made many accessibility improvements since our first transition plan, and it is important to the Park District that our parks and facilities are usable by people of all abilities,” said Colleen McCarty, Senior Park Planner and the ADA Coordinator for the District. She added, “The District has for decades been a partner in the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, and making sites ADA compliant helps FVSRA programs too.”

One of the ADA Transition Plan requirements is to seek public feedback on access priorities and preferences. This helps the District better understand what is important to the community. Towards that end, on June 2, 2022, the District and FVSRA invite people with disabilities to share their preferences and priorities regarding accessibility.

The meeting will start at 6:30pm at South Point, 810 Preston Lane in Oswego, and should end between 7:30 and 8:00pm. John McGovern of The WT Group, LLC Accessibility Practice will review the ADA requirements for existing parks and facilities, discuss some factors other districts have considered in setting priorities, and share some images of what the WT Group access audit teams saw at Park District sites. Then, importantly, the audience shares information about their access priorities, helping to shape the transition plan.

To RSVP or request accommodations, please contact Colleen McCarty at 630.554.4426 or cmccarty@oswegolandpd.org.