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RIWC_PARA_A131 Universal Design in a Park

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A131 Universal Design in a Park

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RIWC_PARA_A131 Universal Design in a Park

  1. 1. Universal Design in a park setting Accessibility Consultation and Training Services, Inc.
  2. 2. Mark Trieglaff – President, ACTServices, Inc. Background in Outdoor and Therapeutic Recreation Certified Wilderness Leader Certified ADA Coordinator Worked at:  Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) as a Recreation Therapist.  Brookfield Zoo as the Access Coordinator for People with Disabilities (Noted in “Universal Design Exemplars” CD)  LCM Architects as an Accessibility Specialist and Project Manager Accessibility Consultation and Training Services (ACTServices, Inc.)
  3. 3. Signed in 1990, Revised the ADA Accessibility Guidelines in 2010, new areas covered included: Recreational Areas Amusement Rides Recreational Boating Facilities Exercise Machines and Equipment Fishing Piers Golf Facilities Miniature Golf Facilities Play Areas Swimming Pools Shooting Facilities Americans With Disabilities Act
  4. 4. Forest Glen Park Development Project Kellogg Foundation Award to Incorporate Universal Design
  5. 5. Principle 1 Equity of Use Element 1 – Walkways Entrance off Accessible Parking •Same route all children and adults would take •Gentle slope usable by wide range of people Principle 6 low physical effort
  6. 6. Principle 1 Equity of Use Element 1 – Walkways Entrance off of sidewalk/bike path •Same route all children and adults would take •Gentle slope usable by wide range of people Principle 6 low physical effort
  7. 7. Principle 1 Equity of Use Element 1 – Walkways Walkways within the Park •Same route all children and adults would take •Gentle slope usable by wide range of people Principle 6 low physical effort
  8. 8. Principle 1 Equity of Use Element 2 – Playground Access to Elevated Play Components Requires Access to Only 50% of the Elevated Play Components Principle 6 low physical effort Transfer Platform Ramp System One Side
  9. 9. Principle 1 Equity of Use Element 2 – Playground Ramp the Full Length of Upper Level of Playground – 90% of elevated play components •Same route all children and adults would take •Stay in wheelchair, don’t climb stairs Principle 6 low physical effort
  10. 10. Principle 1 Equity of Use Element 2 – Playground - Upper Level Challenge Area •Challenging section includes transfer up to elements Principle 6 low physical effort
  11. 11. Still connecting to the challenging levels
  12. 12. Principle 4 Easy to Perceive Element 3 - Playground Surface Unitary Rubberized Surface - The color code to denote higher levels. Walkway provides a smooth transition to the playground surface at 50% of the area. Principle 7 size & space for approach & use
  13. 13. Principle 4 Easy to Perceive Element 3 - Playground Surface Mogul Features Principle 7 size & space for approach & use
  14. 14. Element 3 - Playground Surface Smooth Transitions/Good Solid Surface Walkway provides a smooth transition to the playground surface at 50% of the area. Principle 7 size & space for approach & use
  15. 15. Principle 7 size & space for approach & use Element 3 - Swing Surface –Smooth Transitions/Good Solid Surface Walkway provides a smooth transition to the playground surface at 40% of the area.
  16. 16. Principle 7 size & space for approach & use Element 3 - Swing Surface –Smooth Transitions/Good Solid Surface
  17. 17. Principle 1 Equity of Use Element 4 – Accessible Swings
  18. 18. Principle 2 Flexible in Use Element 5 - Raised Water Feature and Garden Bed Various height of water feature and Principle 3 Simple & Intuitive in use
  19. 19. Element 5 - Raised Water Feature Textured Water Feature Various height of activation panels Activation panels by touch or rolling/stepping on. Principle 3 Simple & Intuitive in use Principle 6 low physical effort
  20. 20. Element 5 - Raised Water Feature Wheelchair and Foot Activation Plate Various height of activation panels Activation panels by touch or rolling/stepping on. Principle 3 Simple & Intuitive in use Principle 6 low physical effort
  21. 21. Element 5 - Raised Water Feature Side Touch Activation Plate Various height of activation panels Activation panels by touch or rolling/stepping on. Principle 3 Simple & Intuitive in use Principle 6 low physical effort
  22. 22. Element 5 - Raised Water Feature Ledge Touch Activation Plate Various height of activation panels Activation panels by touch or rolling/stepping on. Principle 3 Simple & Intuitive in use Principle 6 low physical effort
  23. 23. Principle 7 size & space for approach & use Element 5 - Raised Water Feature Spray water into bowl Height of garden bed and within reach range.
  24. 24. Principle 7 size & space for approach & use Element 5 - Raised Water Feature Wheelchair and/or short physical height Height of garden bed and within reach range.
  25. 25. Element 6 Picnic Shelter Accessible picnic tables under shelter or in sun. Principle 1 Equity of Use
  26. 26. Overall Grounds Design Bermed on street side for intuitive border and barrier Principle 3 Simple & Intuitive in use
  27. 27. Overall Grounds Design Bermed on street side for intuitive border and barrier Principle 3 Simple & Intuitive in use
  28. 28. The Forest Glen Park Team Kellogg Foundation – Additional Funding for Universal Design features DuPage Community Foundation (Dave McGowan) – Foundation for distributing grant money. Woodridge Park District (Mike Adams, Executive Director, Jenny Knitter, Superintendent of Planning and Development). Initiated and assisted in project development. Hitchcock Design Group – Steve Konters, Architect. ACTServices, Inc. – Mark Trieglaff, President.
  29. 29. Ramp Easier Access to Elevated Playground Components
  30. 30. Mark Trieglaff, President Accessibility Consultation and Training Services, Inc. 915 Eddy Court Wheaton, IL 60187 (630) 303-3677 (cell) mark@actservicesconsulting.com www.actservicesconsulting.com Contact Information

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