Several Midpen preserves have easy-access trails that may accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, walkers and anyone desiring a less strenuous open space experience. Most of these easy-access trails are at least 4 feet wide, have a grade generally not exceeding 5%, and a fairly uniform surface. Please note that other Midpen trails may have grades up to 20% and uneven surfaces with rocks, ruts and roots.
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.
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. The final plan is available in the documents section below.