Christopher Noel is the ADA Accessibility Coordinator for New York City Parks and Recreation. In this role, he ensures that facilities, programs and services are accessible to people of all abilities. He is responsible for providing technical assistance to the design staff and works closely with them to oversee the implementation and expansion of adaptive programs such as the after-school program for hearing impaired children, NYC parks Saturday Adaptive Sports Program, and indoor/outdoor swim times designated for seniors and people with disabilities.
Additionally, Christopher coordinates a variety of annual citywide events supported by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; he assists recreation staff in designing new and innovative ways to provide sports fitness and outdoor adventure for New Yorkers with disabilities; and he conducts site visits to ensure that accessible features are well maintained throughout all of New York City’s parks and recreation centers. Christopher helps prepare grant proposals to support accessibility and works with an Accessibility Advisory Committee comprised of local disability, senior leaders and advocates to help evaluate and develop new facilities, programs and services for city residents. As NYC Parks is committed to providing accessible facilities at parks throughout the city, Christopher ensures opportunities for recreation and participation for all New Yorkers. He’s a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a degree in Business Administration majoring in Marketing.
Christopher has been selected as the keynote speaker for the “Complete Parks” event that will take place on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. For additional information about the Complete Parks event, visit CompleteParks.eventbrite.com.