The City is committed to providing and ensuring access to all of its services and programs. Please direct any accessibility questions or concerns to the City's ADA coordinator,

Todd Burkey, ADA Coordinator 609-522-2030 ext.1300 Email tburkey@northwildwood.com M-F 8:30-4:30

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information

The City of North Wildwood continues to make improvements to our beaches, boardwalk, and streets. It has been a priority to ensure that our physically challenged residents and visitors are able to enjoy all the City offers.

Access to the Beach (from the street):

5th Avenue through 24th Avenues

Access to the Beach (from the Boardwalk):

16th and 20th Avenues

Access to the Boardwalk (from the street):

15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th and 26th Avenues

Access to the Bathing beach (over the dunes):

7th, 10th, 15th and 20th Avenues

Access to the Seawall (from the street):

2nd Avenue and JFK Beach Drive

1st and Surf Avenues

1st and Atlantic Avenues

Pine and Olde NJ Avenues

Anglesea Drive and Windsor Avenue

Anglesea Drive and Maryland Avenue

Anglesea Drive and Cherry Avenue

Accessible Restrooms:

Pine and Olde NJ Avenues

7th Avenue and the beach (seasonally by virtue of the portable restroom.  The actual facility/building is not ADA compliant)

25th Avenue and the Boardwalk

Recreation/Community Center

City Hall

Police Department

Court/Council Chambers

Beach Patrol (seasonally by virtue of the portable restroom)

1st and Surf Avenues (seasonally by virtue of the portable restroom)

Lou Booth Amphitheatre (seasonally by virtue of the portable restroom)

10th Avenue and the beach (seasonally by virtue of the portable restroom)

Other locations on the beach – check with Doug Ford and/or Gary Sloan (seasonally by virtue of the portable restroom)

Allen Park (seasonally by virtue of the portable restroom.  The actual facility/building is not ADA compliant)

Bill Henfey Park

Other ADA Compliant Facilities and/or Attractions:

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Gardens

Fire Department/OEM office

Bay Observation Pier at Allen Park

Fishing Pier at 5th Ave Boat Ramp Park

Bay front Street Ends (observation, crabbing, fishing) at:

·         Chestnut and Maryland Avenues

·         3rd Avenue

·         4th Avenue

·         7th Avenue

·         8th Avenue

·         10th Avenue

·         Maryland Avenue off of 16th and 17th Avenues at Hoffman and Otten’s Canals

·         18th and Delaware Avenues

·         Maryland Avenue off of 19th Avenue at Otten’s Canal

Bicycle/Pedestrian Path on the beach between 5th and 21st Avenues

16th Avenue Boardwalk Park Pathways

Allen Park Pathways

Bill Henfey Park Pathways (note older sidewalks around the perimeter streets are generally not ADA compliant)

 

NORTH WILDWOOD -- The New Jersey statutes concerning parking for people with disabilities (39:4-207) were enacted in 1984 and amended in 1989. And yet, many drivers are unaware of the specifics. In June 2009, The New Jersey Summit on Accessible Parking was held in Freehold, NJ to clarify the law. A panel of representatives from the NJ Department of Community Affairs, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, NJ Traffic Officers' Association, NJ division on Civil Rights, and NJ Division of Disability Services addressed topics like "Requirements for Accessible Parking," "Enforcement Issues," and "Parking Pay Stations and Overtime Parking."

It boils down to a few simple points.

People may park in a space designated for the physically disabled only if they have the appropriate placard or license, in addition to the identification card issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles, and only when the person with the qualifying disability is driving or is a passenger.

If there is a meter at the space, the person must put the appropriate amount of money in the meter. If they plan to stay up to, or beyond the meter's capacity, they must pay the "first pull," in other words, fill it to capacity. However, they do not have to put in additional money when this runs out--up to 24 hours. In this way, people with disabilities pay for the space, but are exempt from making additional trips to the meter, which is more difficult for them than able-bodied drivers.

Some people with disabilities were present at last year's Summit and told the audience that they want to pay their fair share at parking meters.

A pamphlet produced by the Department of Human Services (DHS) states: "Reserved parking for persons with disabilities ensures safe and equal access to goods and services." This is particularly important in our resort City, where all should be able to enjoy the beach and boardwalk without undue difficulty.

The law is designed to ensure accessibility and fairness for people with true mobility problems. It therefore authorizes municipalities to establish handicapped spaces in front of residences, schools, hospitals, public buildings, and in shopping and business areas.

It also prohibits the able-bodied from using someone else's placards, mandating fines for such abuse. It also authorizes eligible people with disabilities to request law enforcement officers to arrange for removal of vehicles unlawfully parked in handicapped spaces.

For more information, or to apply for license plates or placards for persons with disabilities, visit New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, www.state.nj.us/mvc.