2018 Draft Town of Carbondale ADA Transition Plan

In 2010-11, the U.S. Department of Justice updated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) relating specifically to the accessibility of state and local government programs and services. To reflect these changes, as well as the accessibility improvements that have been made to City facilities and infrastructure, the Town of Carbondale will create an ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan this June 2018.

According to the ADA, local governments must develop a transition plan describing how it will ensure its facilities, services, programs and activities are accessible. The transition plan:

  • Identifies physical barriers that limit the accessibility of its programs or activities to individuals with disabilities.
  • Describes the methods that will be used to remove the barriers.
  • Provides an estimated schedule for taking the steps necessary to achieve compliance.
  • Identifies the city official responsible for implementation and provides information on how to file a grievance or complaint.

The majority of developed areas within the Town of Carbondale park and facility system pre-date the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, and the corresponding Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAGs). These National guidelines were updated with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design that became effective March 15, 2012 (ADA Standards). In the last few years the TOC has expanded its effort to make its facilities accessible to all users. Processes are now in place to ensure that all new projects meet the ADA Standards. Several accessibility assessments have also provided information on accessibility deficiencies at TOC facilities. These assessments provide a foundation for TOC to create and implement this transition plan.

The Town of Carbondale will be conducting a self-evaluation and transition plan for the town’s 14 parks, Recreation and Community Center, John M Fleet Pool, Gateway RV Park, Gus Darien Rodeo Arena and any other associated buildings in the Summer of 2018.

The self-evaluation will identify and catalog obstacles that limit accessibility to parks, facilities and programs. The transition plan detail methods that make that feature accessible and develop cost estimates for each of the recommendation. The transition plan will create a timeline and prioritization for the improvements. This effort will also look at the policies and programs to ensure that all programs are accessible.

Town of Carbondale Parks:

  • Sopris Park
  • Glassier Park
  • Miner’s Memorial Park
  • Stairway Park
  • Colorado Meadows Park
  • Gianinetti Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Hendrick Park
  • Hendrick Dog Park
  • Second Street Park
  • Triangle Park
  • North Face Park
  • Nuche Park
  • Delaney Nature Park

Town of Carbondale Facilities

  • Recreation and Community Center
  • Town Hall
  • Gus Darien Rodeo Arena
  • Gateway RV Park
  • John M Fleet

Non-compliance remedies within the Town of Carbondale parks include:

  • Implement High-Low drinking fountains
  • Create accessibility at Gianinetti Park
  • Foundation replacement completion in the next 5 to 10 years

Non-compliance remedies at the Town of Carbondale community centers and special facilities include:

  • Implementing the automation of exterior doors at the Recreation and Community Center.
  • Adding new removeable shower heads to the women’s and men’s locker room with an on/off switch available on the handle.
  • Posting of signage
  • Relocating office furniture/space behind front desk for accessibility
  • Appropriate equipment relocation in fitness centers