Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Ramsey County Working to Make Park Facilities More Accessible to Those with Disabilities

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

Ramsey County Working to Make Park Facilities More Accessible to Those with Disabilities

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Ramsey County officials say they're working to make parks, playgrounds, ice arenas, golf courses and trails more accessible for people with disabilities.

The law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, has required it since 1990, but implementation has been a slow process.

The Ramsey County Parks system is now paying consultants about $100,000 for a comprehensive look at accessibility, which should be released later this month, says Lillie News.

County Parks and Recreation Director Jon Oyanagi told the paper:

"[We] want to make certain that the substantial benefits of parks and recreation are available to all, including people with disabilities. We believe strongly that our parks, trails, arenas, golf courses, and other facilities such as Waterworks, and our programs, should serve people with disabilities. …

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