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ADA Notice

The Montrose Recreation District is committed to making all of our programs and leisure services fully inclusive of individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability-related need for a modification, auxiliary aid, or service, in order to participate in a program, please notify our staff at the time of registration. For comments or concerns on MRD policies or the accessibility of facilities, please call the MRD ADA Coordinator and Deputy Director, Jeremy Master at (970) 249-7705.

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Montrose Recreation District will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan: With the assistance of an independent consultant, the Montrose Recreation District has conducted an accessibility assessment of all parks and facilities, along with an evaluation of policies, practices, and procedures. As a result, a dynamic, working Transition Plan has been developed to make physical accessibility improvements at parks and facilities. Further, an ADA Action Plan is utilized by our Accessibility Management Team to implement policies, practices, and procedures that are more fully inclusive of people with disabilities. Inquiries on the ADA Transition Plan and ADA Action Plan can be directed to the ADA Coordinator.

Public Input: The Montrose Recreation District hosts a variety of methods to gather input from the community. People with disabilities, family members, and disability advocates are invited and encouraged to participate in community engagement sessions, public meetings, surveys, and other special events. Individuals interested in MRD inclusion initiatives are also invited to provide comments specific to accessibility of parks, facilities, and programs can be directed to the ADA Coordinator at any time.  A suggestion box is also available at the Community Recreation Center for general feedback.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Montrose Recreation District will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in MRD offices, even where pets are generally prohibited.

Employment: The Montrose Recreation District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: The Montrose Recreation District will generally, upon request, and as available locally, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in MRD programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Requesting Assistance: Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity, should indicate so at the time of registration or contact the office of the ADA Coordinator and Recreation Manager, Jeremy Master at (970) 249-7705 as soon as possible but no later than 1 week before the scheduled event.

The Montrose Recreation District will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

The ADA does not require the Montrose Recreation District to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden. ADA and Disability-Related Complaints: Inquiries or complaints that a program, service, or activity of the Montrose Recreation District is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the ADA Coordinator and Recreation Manager, Jeremy Master at (970) 249-7705.

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