The City of Richmond provides accessibility for persons with disabilities and monitors business and building compliance with ADA regulations. Their website provides documents for businesses outlining requirements.
All the museums (SS Red Oak Victory has limited access on the boat), art centers and even picnic tables at Richmond’s East Bay Regional Parks pride themselves on making their premises and beautiful parks ADA accessible to the extent possible.
Miller Knox Regional Shoreline’s picnic areas are ADA accessible, as well as their many paved trails. Many trails at Pt. Isabel are paved as well as the trails at Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline and ADA restrooms available at all three parks.
The City of Richmond, its nonprofits and businesses is in compliance with Title II and Title III of the ADA.
Under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.
For example, in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal’s presence may compromise a sterile environment.
A “service dog,” under California law, is a dog trained to help a specific individual with a disability with services such as fetching dropped items, minimal protection work, rescue work, or pulling a wheelchair.