Live / Standards for the Accessible Design of Outdoor Play & Recreation Destinations

Includes a Live Web Event on 12/13/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)

Standards for the Accessible Design of Outdoor Play & Recreation Destinations

Ensuring inclusion, regardless of age or ability, to independently participate in a wide range of recreation facilities is the goal of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Adopted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) the standards establish minimum accessibility requirements for all new construction or alterations of existing recreational facilities after March 15, 2012. The standards apply to state and local government facilities covered by title II and places of public accommodation covered by title III. This session will go beyond the minimum requirements of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design for recreation facilities including considerations for surfacing, site amenities, site arrival points, outdoor inclusive fitness equipment, play areas, and much more. Attendees will develop a better understanding of the features that make a park or play area inclusive for everyone. The session will provide tools and resources to help evaluate the level of compliance of existing recreation facilities. This webinar includes real-time captioning and video remote interpreting (VRI) upon request. To request video interpreting services, please email at least two weeks prior to the webinar date. 

  1. Outline at least two minimum standards for accessible play areas required under the 2010 ADA Standards. 
  2. List at least three key considerations to create accessible routes to and within play and recreation destinations.
  3. Evaluate a variety of park amenities and identify barriers that may restrict people with disabilities from being able to fully participate in the provided recreational opportunities.
  4. Identify two helpful resources to obtain additional information or to utilize when evaluating new and existing play and recreation environments.

William (Bill) Botten

Accessibility Consultant


Botten who currently works as an accessibility consultant joined the U.S. Access Board in 2000 and served for 22 years (retired in 2022) in several capacities while on staff including as a senior accessibility specialist, technical assistance coordinator, and the training coordinator. He was part of a team that developed the combined guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Architectural Barriers Act and was the lead staff for the development of guidelines and technical assistance materials for the rulemaking on outdoor developed areas. Bill specializes in accessibility issues related to recreation facilities and outdoor developed areas.

This session will offer the following credits:


        1.0 AIA HSW LU 
    1.0 LA CES HSW PDH

CEUs for a total of 1 Professional Development Hours (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH) will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements: 

  • Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event; 
  • Participate in activities and discussion throughout; 
  • Complete assessment with 80% mastery of learning outcome;
  • Complete feedback/evaluation survey.

CEUs can be applied toward NRPA CPRP/CPRE renewal. To obtain your CEU, please visit the "Event Details" tab above to complete the associated components for this event.

Instructor(s) Disclosures:

The instructors of this training webinar are employed by PlayCore and disclose an interest in attendees partnering with PlayCore on their play and recreation initiatives.

Speakers Disclosures:

The opinions of the speakers in these events do not necessarily reflect the views of PlayCore and its brands.


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ADA Standards Joining Link
12/13/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)  |  75 minutes
12/13/2023 at 2:00 PM (EST)  |  75 minutes
Obtaining your CEU Credit
Step 1: Complete ADA Standards Survey
9 Questions
Step 2: Complete ADA Standards Quiz
0 Question  |  Unlimited attempts  |  80/0 points to pass
0 Question  |  Unlimited attempts  |  80/0 points to pass
Step 3: Download ADA Standards Certificate
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH) credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 (0.1 IACET CEU / 1.0 AIA HSW LU / 1.0 LA CES HSW PDH) credit  |  Certificate available