Accessible Paths at 100 Acres

by Nikol P on July 19, 2010

in Accessibility Reviews, Conferences and Events

IMA and 100 Acres

IMA and 100 Acres

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA).  According to the museum, “100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park is one of the largest museum art parks in the country, and the only one to feature the ongoing commission of site-specific artworks.”

One of the most interesting pieces of information I received about the art park was about the accessible trails.  The IMA has always done a fabulous job of explaining their accommodations for people with disabilities, and with the recent extension of 100 Acres they continue to keep accessibility in the forefront.

I did take the ADA trails to test how accessible they were.  Some areas of the trails are paved while other parts are packed gravel.  Anywhere there are steps, there is a ramp equivalent.  The ADA trails are also more shaded than the non-ADA trails.

I encourage you to take some time and enjoy the 100 Acres park.  Please read our post about accessibility in Indiana museums while you plan out the rest of your summer!

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