Midpen is committed to making all practicable efforts to make our facilities, programs, services, information, employment, and meaningful work opportunities accessible and usable by all people.

We are updating our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan: a plan that identifies physical or policy barriers to accessibility in Midpen’s services, programs and activities.

The Plan also provides recommendations for improving accessibility in outdoor preserve settings. Built elements that provide public access to Midpen preserves — such as parking areas and trailheads — should be designed to consider the abilities of all visitors without compromising natural or cultural resources.

Public outreach and participation are key to the success in updating the Plan. We anticipate holding a public workshop with the Midpen Board of Directors in late February 2018. Additional public workshops are planned for late summer and fall 2018.

We are interested to hear about your experience of accessibility at the District: what currently works and where can we improve upon accessibility in our preserves?

There are a few ways to share comments:

  • Send us your thoughts at ADAPlanUpdate@openspace.org,
  • attend upcoming public workshops, and
  • provide comments on the draft Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan recommendations when published for review in late Summer.

If you are interested to learn more about this project, or sign up to receive updates by email, visit the ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Update webpage.