HILO, Hawaii -- Hawaii County is working to ensure more of its parks are accessible to people with disabilities.
County Parks and Recreation Director Charmaine Kamaka said the agency is working to have its parks fully compliant with federal accessibility standards, The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2lBedG3 ) Monday.
"We want to make every facility we have Americans with Disabilities Act accessible," she said. "But we're (working on) the court-ordered ones first. My dream would be to have every park totally accessible."
The county has made progress since a 1997 U.S. District Court consent decree called for increased accessibility for people with disabilities, but the county still has room for improvement.