Common Mistakes Found in Recreation Facilities: ADA Parking Requirements
Regulations included in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design outline minimum accessibility requirements for parking lots in public recreation facilities. Though, all too often, when inspecting existing recreation facilities we come across some common ADA parking stall design problems that can significantly impact ease of use and inclusiveness for all users.
Most of the following issues are easily remedied and should be considered when creating your ADA compliance checklist:
Is your Recreation Facility ADA Compliant?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that we provide recreation facilities that are accessible to all people, including those with disabilities. However, it can be daunting to understand and then implement the extensive laws and standards that govern ADA compliance.
Operations Staff: Involve Them Early or Pay the Price
Some lessons are learned the hard way.
Ready or Not, LID is Coming to a Code Near You
- Paul Harmsen
- Land Development, Urban Parks & Recreation, Residential Land Development, Commercial/Industrial Land Development
Updated April 26, 2016
The Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE) is making Low Impact Development (LID) a priority in a major way: they are mandating the use of LID technologies for stormwater design and construction across the board.
Every agency in Washington will eventually be affected by this new rule. For those in the development industry, this is something to note and prepare for. Even if you don’t currently work in Washington, it is only a matter of time before other states follow Washington’s lead, so this will impact you at some point.
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