BREC wants public input on how to make parks more accessible for those with disabilities

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A meeting was held Tuesday night at BREC headquarters and will likely mean a lot to people with a disabilities.

Leaders of Baton Rouge area parks want the public's input on the future of local facilities when it comes to access for people with disabilities. They hope to be more in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by allowing access to things like parking lots, restrooms, and doors. But BREC says they can't do that without help from the public.

"We want the public to help us make this a better plan. We need public input as to what's important to them. The federal guidelines have priorities, but they are very generic and we want to take the local flavor, if you will, and have what's important to the local community, put it out front as a priority," said Jesus Lardizabel with BREC.

It's not currently known when there could be any changes made to BREC facilities.

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