Peter W. Stott
Center Physical Access Notes
Building Access and Approach:
Lower Level: One entrance is on the northeast corner of Park and Hall. Here there is a ramp that allows user access to the locker rooms, the Small Gymnasium, swimming pool, and racquetball and basketball courts. The southeast door has stairs, and there is no easy way to access the upper levels from the ground level.
Upper Level: Can be accessed on the west side of the building, after negotiating a very steep sidewalk ramp, either through the EXIT doors of the main gym or EXIT doors of the swimming pool balcony (which was blocked by mats at the time of this printing). However, these doors need to be opened from within the building and cannot be opened from outside (on a normal basis). Currently, the SDU is negotiating with HPE to have the side doors open for "normal" entry of wheelchairs during sporting events at the main gym. This will prevent persons with disabilities from having to make special arrangements that non-disabled persons don't normally have to put up with. For now though, should one need to gain entry (or need assistance with opening doors), one must stand out front and ask for assistance, or one may call Campus Security at 725-4404, or the Health and Physical Education Building at 725-4401. The floor has access to the Pool Observation Lounge, Racquetball Observation, observation of the Small Gym, the offices and the Main Gymnasium. A ramp at the main entry is due to be constructed in March 1998, and this should greatly ease building access.
Roof Level: Equipped with a wonderful track and tennis court, I've heard, but I couldn't get my wheelchair to climb the stairs. In other words, there is no wheelchair access to the roof level.
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