Tucker Consent Decree

Public Notice

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking public feedback on the progress of disability access improvements made under the Tucker Consent Decree. Two public meetings will be held this fall to solicit feedback and highlight the access improvements that are left to complete, proposed modifications to the Tucker Consent Decree, and proposed changes to DPR's policies.

Northern California Meeting

When: October 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Natural Resources Agency Building Auditorium | 1416 9th Street, Sacramento (95814)

Southern California Meeting

When: November 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Ronald Reagan State Building Auditorium | 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles (90013)
DPR supports equal access. Prior to arrival, guests with disabilities who need assistance should contact Jason Stora at (916) 445-8806, 711 TTY Relay Service, or by email at access@parks.ca.gov.

Remote Access

Visit BlueJeans to join the meeting from a computer or mobile phone.

To access the meeting from a landline, dial +1.408.740.7256. Enter the meeting ID 799 025 238 when prompted.


Since 2005, California State Parks has been operating under a federal consent decree resulting from a class action lawsuit.  In settling Tucker, et al. v. State of California Department of Parks and Recreation et al., the Department agreed to remove architectural and programmatic access barriers and construct accessible trails following a court approved timeline. To date, California State Parks has completed hundreds of barrier removal and accessible trail projects statewide.

Consent Decree Documents

Consent Decree
Order Modifying Consent Decree 
Exhibit A - Transition Plan 
Exhibit B - Transition Plan (Work Plan
Exhibit C - Trail Plan 
Exhibit D - Self Evaluation 
Exhibit E - Accessibility Guidelines 
Exhibit F - Accepted Deviations for Existing Facilities 
Exhibit G - Transition Plan Programs, Level 2 Parks 
Exhibit H - Transition Plan Programs, Level 3 Parks 
Exhibit I - Transition Plan Programs, Level 4 Parks 
Exhibit J - Park Units 
Exhibit K - Concession Information 
Exhibit L - Accessibility and Historic Properties
Exhibit M - Accessible Campsite Policy
Exhibit N - Use of Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
Exhibit O - Accessibility and Publications Policy
Exhibit P - Accessibility Comment/Complaint Policy
Exhibit Q - Accessibility Checklist for Special Events
Exhibit R - Year 1 Modification Costs
Exhibit S - Notice of Proposed Settlement
Exhibit T - Letter for Operating Agencies
Exhibit U - Release of Individual Plantiffs' Damage Claims
Exhibit V - Notice of Class Settlement
Exhibit W - Acceptable Deviations to the 2013 Outdoor Developed Areas Amendments to the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Guidelines