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ADA Compliance Training

Accessibility Standards for Recreation Facilities and Outdoor Developed Areas

Wednesday, May 30th
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mitchell Street Public Library (map)
906 W Historic Mitchell St

This 1-day training is designed to give learners a greater understanding of the concept of “program access” and the application of the accessibility standards for municipal parks and recreation facilities. The training will focus on the accessibility of outdoor recreation spaces for people with disabilities such as parks, picnic areas, sports fields, playgrounds, swimming pools, fishing facilities, bike paths, and trails. Learners will also discuss the most common barriers for existing facilities and explore options for corrective actions that can be part of an ADA Transition Plan.

Who should attend the Training?

  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Landscape Architects
  • Maintenance Supervisors
  • ADA Coordinators
  • Accessibility Advocates

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss “program access” as it relates to inclusion of people with disabilities in municipal parks and recreation facilities.
  • Understand the ADA building blocks for accessible design and facility maintenance.
  • Apply the accessibility standards to recreation facilities and outdoor developed areas to improve access for visitors with disabilities.


8:00 am Arrival, check-in, meet & greet

8:30 am Welcome and Introductions

8:35 am The ADA, Section 504 and The “Program Access” Standard

9:45 am Introduction to the Accessibility Standards & Building Blocks for Accessible Design

11:45 am Break for Lunch
(Box lunches will be provided)

12:30 pm Accessibility Standards (continued)

1:30 pm Overview of the Accessibility Standards for Recreation Facilities and Outdoor Developed Areas

3:30 pm Common Issues and ADA Transition Planning Opportunities for Existing Parks & Recreation Facilities

4:30 pm Wrap-up

ADA Training Facilitator: Jennifer Skulski

Jennifer Skulski has more than 22-years professional experience as a consultant, instructor, and researcher advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism. She has led accessibility assessment teams for more than 500 municipal recreation facilities and 60 national parks. She has assisted numerous organizations in developing dynamic ADA/504 Transition Plans and will be one of the featured presenters for the National ADA Symposium in June.


Registration is open for 80 individuals on a first come basis, please register online as soon as possible to guarantee a seat.  Box lunches will be provided, indicate your preference and note any dietary restrictions when registering.

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Box Lunch Preference Ham   Turkey  Vegetarian  Salad (no meat)

Reasonable Accommodations:

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this City of Milwaukee event should contact the City of Milwaukee ADA Coordinator @414-286-3475 (V) or within two weeks before the event. We will do our best to honor accommodation requests made after this date.

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