Accessibility Statement

FPWC is Committed to Enabling All to Enjoy Forest Preserves!

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County invites people of all abilities to discover the benefits of recreation at our sites, facilities, and programs. If you need special accommodations in order to access a preserve or facility, please contact the ADA coordinator by calling FPWC Headquarters 815-877-6100, or e-mail fpwc@winnebagoforest.org.

Notice Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities

Employment

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities

Modifications to Policies and Procedures

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County 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 the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County’s facilities, even where pets are generally prohibited.

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 of the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County, should contact the office of the Accessibility Coordinator, 815-877 6100, fpwc@winnebagoforest.org or 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL 61103, as soon as possible but not later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to the District’s Accessibility Coordinator at 815/877-6100 or fpwc@winnebagoforest.org, 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL 61103.

The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County 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.