On September 3, 2002, the Access Board published new ADA Guidelines that address access for persons with disabilities to a wide variety of recreation facilities. The guidelines specify accessibility requirements for amusement rides, boating facilities, fishing piers & platforms, golf courses and driving ranges, miniature golf courses, sports facilities, swimming & wading pools, and fitness clubs. The new Guidelines are effective 3 October 2002 for all new or renovated facilities.
The Guidelines require an accessible route to all facilities plus many accessibility requirements within the facilities. For miniature golf courses, a minimum of 50% of the holes must be accessible and have accessible routing at the beginning and end of the accessible holes.
The new Guidelines can be found on the Access Board's web site at: