The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is committed to making all practicable efforts to make Midpen facilities, programs, services, information, employment, and meaningful work opportunities accessible and usable by all people.
The ADA Barrier Removal project was created to systematically remove accessibility barriers at Midpen facilities and preserves. Projects include modernization and ADA upgrades to restrooms, accessible parking and pathways, easy access trails, signage, facilities, and other amenities. We track and report annual accomplishments of completed projects and tasks to the Board of Directors as part of the annual ADA Transition Plan implementation.
Midpen is replacing existing old restrooms and installing accessible parking and pathways at Windy Hill, Russian Ridge and Monte Bello Open Space Preserves. Work includes ADA-complaint upgrades to restrooms, accessible parking stalls, pathways and signage, as well as drainage infrastructure and split-rail fences.
Work is tentatively scheduled to take place:
- Windy Hill Preserve: August 24 - October 2, 2020
- Russian Ridge Preserve: September 21 - October 30, 2020
- Monte Bello Preserve: November 2 - December 11, 2020 - Tentative
- Retrofitted 95% of preserve entry stiles to comply with ADA barrier width limits for improved accessibility at entry/exit locations.
- Adjusted restroom doors throughout preserves for improved accessibility.
In May 2019, the Board of Directors approved our ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Update. This project identified programmatic and physical barriers limiting accessibility at Midpen. The ADA Plan update provides recommendations for removing physical barriers based on accessibility requirements mandated by the ADA and State of California access codes, and will provide the basis for prioritizing, budgeting, implementing, and monitoring the removal of barriers.