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ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Update

Horseshoe Lake at Skyline Ridge Preserve (John Green)

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.

Project Update

On May 15, 2019 the Board of Directors approved the Final ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan Update. The final plan can be downloaded below:


Midpen is committed to ensuring that no person is denied access to its services, programs or activities on the basis of their disabilities, as provided by Title II of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Midpen owns and manages over 70,000 acres of land in 27 open space preserves. Midpen's purpose is to acquire, permanently protect, and restore lands forming a regional open space greenbelt. The preserves are generally kept in a natural condition in order to protect their ecological integrity and habitat, and are developed with only those basic amenities needed for low-intensity recreation.

Midpen provides facilities that support the following public programs and activities on public preserves:

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Equestrian activities
  • Dog walking
  • Docent‐led walks and presentations
  • Volunteer activities including maintenance projects
  • Special uses such as permitted camping, paragliding, a visitor center program, special events, and more.
  • Publicly noticed meetings

The facilities supporting these programs include, but are not limited to, paved and unpaved roads, trails, parking areas, administration offices, public meeting rooms, a visitor center, staff offices, interpretive and directional signs, restrooms, all weather shelters, picnic areas, and supporting informational services.

Midpen has updated its ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. 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.


Winter 2018

  • Midpen encourages public input via project email and website
  • Consultant evaluates District policies, programs, services and activities
  • Board Workshop #1 - February 28, 2018
  • Consultant begins evaluations of Midpen facilities

Spring 2018

  • Consultant completes evaluations of Midpen facilities
  • Midpen prioritizes removal of barriers to access

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

  • Final ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan approved by the Board on May 15, 2019


You can also reach out to Midpen's ADA Coordinator at adacoordinator@openspace.org or phone (650) 691-1200, California Relay Service: dial 711

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