Park and Trail Accessibility Design Guidelines

Malibu Parks Public Access Enhancement Plan

An important goal of this plan is to provide integrated recreational experiences for all visitors—with and without disabilities—employing the principles of universal design that are incorporated into these accessibility design guidelines.

by MIG



Published June 01, 2006

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