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ACCESSIBILITY

Paul Simon in the Park is a fully accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure you have access to all the festival amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our patrons. The following explains the services provided this year. For any accessibility-related questions please email us at ada@paulsimoninthepark.com. We will do our best to help you have an awesome experience.

ACCESS CENTER

Please Note: You must stop here to get your ADA wristband credential. There will be an Access Center conveniently located inside the entrance of the venue. At the Access Center you can:

  • Get your ADA wristband credential.
  • Get your ADA questions answered.
  • Learn about other accessibility services.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

The venue is fully navigable for people with mobility disabilities. There are accessible pathways connected throughout the venue including parking, entrances, stages, vendors and all other activity areas. We encourage all patrons to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. If you need to recharge your motorized wheelchair, you may do so at the Access Center. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20 amp circuit. We will not be providing wheelchair or scooter rentals.

ACCESSIBLE VIEWING AREAS

There will be an accessible viewing area made available to ADA patrons who may need to see above the crowd to the stage. To gain access to this area, please visit the Access Center.

Accessible Viewing Area Policies:

  • Companions may be asked to stand if capacity is reached
  • This is a non-smoking area

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are permitted throughout the festival grounds; however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away. Only legitimate service animals that are properly trained and under the proper care of their owners will be provided with the appropriate credentials.

  • All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
  • Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area.
  • Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.
  • All animals should have legally required vaccinations

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION REQUESTS

If you would like to request ASL Interpretation for any performance please contact us at effectivecommunication@accessiblefestivals.com. Keep in mind, requests must be made no later than 30 days before the event to allow for sufficient processing time.

Requests for Closed Captioning, Braille/Large Font Print, Guided Tours and/or other forms of Effective Communication, please contact us at effectivecommunication@accessiblefestivals.com.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • ATMs & Concessions: All ATMs and concessions are fully accessible and located throughout the venue. If assistance is required, please confer with a festival staff member.
  • Special Dietary Needs: Paul Simon in the Park will have food vendors that provide gluten-free dietary options. For those with special dietary needs beyond the festival food service, please contact us at ada@paulsimoninthepark.com for further information.

COMMENTS, QUESTIONS & SUGGESTIONS

We will consider any request by a guest with disability for reasonable modification of its policies, practices or procedures or for auxiliary aids and services that will permit the guest equal enjoyment of the goods and services offered at the Festival. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to enhance our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request.

In continually trying to make our festival more accessible we encourage you to contact us at ada@paulsimoninthepark.com for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about ADA policies or our services please reach out to us.