Section C: Administrative Practices
Agency Mission and Values
Leiko Benson, Recreation Supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
If yes, list types of involvement/input:
Advocacy groups were consulted in the design of the County Park's Boundless Playground. The local Independent Living Center, ARISE, has been involved in past programs
Agency Communication and Marketing
Assisted Listening Devices
Comments/additional information about agency communication and marketing:
Please request accommodations in advance of your visit to the zoo.
Agency Policies and Procedures
Comments/additional information about agency policies and procedures:
Service animals are not allowed in certain areas due to zoo animal safety concerns; escorts are available or accomodations are made for animal restricted areas. Restricted areas include: diversity of birds exhibit, primates and the barn). Group rates and membership rates are available. Ask about "plus one" membership cards. Comment cards are available to provide zoo with feedback.
Partnerships and Collaboration
Notes About Administrative Practices
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Many Onondaga County staff members have attended Inclusion U training. Onondaga County Parks has also hosted Inclusion U Training, and Leiko Benson, Inclusion Point of Contact, is a Certified Trainer.
The agency has had the Inclusive Recreation Resource Center train staff on two occasions. The zoo is currently looking into disability awareness training for volunteers/staff.