Accessibility and Inclusion at the Naperville Park District
Naperville Park District is committed to providing accessible parks, facilities, programs and digital content for individuals with disabilities.
Parks and Facilities
The Park District follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for maintaining and improving its parks and facilities. The District’s ADA Transition Plan is reviewed and revised periodically and identifies barriers to and within parks and facilities. The necessary repairs or improvements to remove the barriers are prioritized and included in the District’s 10-year Capital Plan.
The Park District makes reasonable accommodations and provides inclusion services to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in recreation programs. Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) is an extension of the Naperville Park District that provides inclusion support for regular park district recreation programs. There is no extra charge for inclusion services from WDSRA. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Park District at 630-848-5000 to request special accommodations needed for the enjoyment of Park District recreation programs, or to register for inclusion services for a specific Park District program, simply indicate the need on the registration form. Inclusion support should be requested a minimum of two weeks in advance.
Additionally, WDSRA provides recreation programs that are especially designed for individuals with special needs; register for WDSRA-led activities directly through their organization at www.wdsra.com.
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD)
Those who use the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may reach the Naperville Park District through a free service provided by the Illinois Relay Center by dialing 7-1-1; this service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our website at www.napervilleparks.org was developed using Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which is an international standard. Additionally, our website includes an AI-powered accessibility tool that automatically makes adjustments to the appearance of images, content or code based on the needs of the user. To use this tool, click on the ADA symbol located in the lower right-hand side of the webpage; a menu of options will appear that can be activated based on individual needs. In an effort to address ongoing accessibility aspects, Naperville Park District staff conducts periodic audits of its website to ensure it remains easily navigable and user-friendly for individuals with disabilities.
Questions, Suggestions or Concerns?
Questions, suggestions or concerns regarding accessibility at the Naperville Park District should be directed to ADA Coordinator Katie Sepe at 630-848-5000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADA Grievance Procedure
To initiate a formal grievance alleging discrimination by the Naperville Park District on the basis of disability, follow the procedure outlined in this document.