ADA & Civil Rights

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Americans with Disabilities Act & Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

The City of Iowa City is committed to operating its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. in addition, the City is committed to providing access for all of its residents, including those with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

 The City Manager's Office has been designated to handle questions, concerns, complaints, requests for accommodation, or requests for additional information regarding Title VI or the ADA, or inquiries regarding accessibility:

Kirk Lehmann
ADA & Title VI Coordinator/Assistant City Manager
410 E. Washington Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

The City also prohibits discrimination more broadly through its Human Rights Ordinance. For more information or to file a complaint regarding a violation of the City's Human Rights Ordinance, you can learn more by visiting the website for the Office of Equity and Human at, calling 319-356-5022, or by emailing

ADA Documents and Resources

Title VI Documents and Resources

ADA Self-Evaluation & Transition Plan

The ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan is intended to provide a framework for the continuous improvement of City programs and facilities for people with disabilities. The Self-Evaluation focuses on barriers to access for City programs and services and the Transition Plan identifies structural or architectural ADA compliance issues. 

City of Iowa City ADA Self-Evaluation & Transition Plan 

Other ADA Assessment & Barrier Removal Plan Documents

We want to hear from you! Continuous feedback helps the City enhance accessibility of City services, programs, and facilities. Please submit comments to the ADA Coordinator at or 319-356-5014.

Parks & Playground Accessibility

New playgrounds and playground improvements are designed to provide recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities. A variety of features are pursued across the City’s park network to enhance inclusivity of all types of disabilities, such as flat transfer points, ramp access, tactical play features, molded/belted swings, and large open space for active or quiet play.

Iowa City is committed to continual improvement of accessibility in our parks, in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related guidelines. Each year, accessibility improvements are budgeted for City parks and/or trails, with a goal to achieve maximum ADA compliance for each location.

Brief accessibility notes are provided on each park’s webpage. For further information on a specific park’s accessibility features or to request a reasonable modification, please call the Director of Parks & Recreation at 319-356-5104.

Requesting Accommodations

If you need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in City programs or events, please contact the ADA Coordinator at 319-356-5014 or email Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Website Accessibility

The majority of pages on this website were created in an accessible manner for individuals with disabilities and to comply with all applicable state and federal laws, including but not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Iowa Human Rights Act. If you have accessibility problems, please let us know.

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