Inclusion Services Policy
The MPS Department of Recreation and Community Services (Milwaukee Recreation) is committed to creating and promoting inclusion within all facilities and programs that the department manages. Through the Inclusion Services Policy and supporting practices, we aim to ensure that everyone has access to the benefits of quality parks and recreation.
Milwaukee Recreation defines inclusion as the process of including all persons, regardless of their socioeconomic level, abilities, language, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender identification.
How to Request Accomodations for Recreation Classes
If a reasonable accommodation is needed for a participant to fully enjoy a recreation class, select the ACOMM01 course code and add it to your cart in addition to the class for which the participant is registering. If registering in person, please indicate that an accommodation is needed to the Recreation team member processing your registration.
Shortly after your registration is processed, you will be contacted by a member of the Recreation team to discuss the specific accommodation needs prior to the start of the class.
Milwaukee Recreation needs two weeks to process accommodation requests.
The Inclusion Services Policy outlines Milwaukee Recreation’s approach to ensuring inclusive environments and equitable opportunities for all community members in local parks and recreation.
This policy ensures that:
- Community members utilizing our facilities, programs and services have equitable and ability-appropriate access to programs and services regardless of ability, race, age, language, religion, country of origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
- Site staff, community partners and stakeholders engage in the support of all community members and promote inclusive behaviors both in park and recreation facilities and throughout the community in public spaces.
- Milwaukee Recreation establishes and maintains an organizational infrastructure for the management of the policy and its established goals and objectives.
- Milwaukee Recreation will continuously measure and improve inclusive practices.
Please click the links below to learn more about our efforts to support inclusive practices:
Phone: (414) 475-8182