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Social Conscience
The intentional objective of understanding and implementing DEIA
principles in the park is a discussion
many people are currently having.
Moore believes it's important not to
get sucked into this movement out
of guilt, corporate pressure or from
a compliance, box-checking perspec	

tive. If the commitment is not sincere,
it ultimately will be exposed as such.
If the community relationships are
not solid and genuine, they will fracture and fall apart. The events of 2020,
such as the death of George Floyd
and the subsequent conversations of
injustices, and even more recently the
events of January 6 at the U.S. Capitol, are truly challenging incidents
affecting our social conscience. How
we respond to these events will have
a profound impact on how our employees and community view us and,
perhaps, even how they relate to our
facilities and brands.
We are realizing that in order for
these efforts to be effective, there
must be a strong sense of accountability. Efforts must be validated by
the end user, whether directly or indirectly. We also must be honest in
admitting that we don't have it all

For DEIA efforts to be effective, there
must be a strong sense of accountability.

figured out - no one does. So, take
your time, be sincere and accountable in your efforts. This is fast moving, uncharted waters for all of us to
navigate - mistakes are costly, so
pilot on with consideration and care.
We are not alone in this journey. As park operators, we must
seek counsel and reference from
our fellow operators and industry
colleagues. Together, we will manage intelligently, pivot with understanding and exercise genuine care.
At the end of the day, this will
make us better, more responsible
operators.

PHOTO BY SHANE BEVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

clude such items as noise-canceling
headphones, fidget toys, glasses
with colored lenses and an umbrella. These items and spaces help
children interact and experience
the park without sensory overload.
The efforts made in the design
and development of this park have
been well received by the community. The park also has been visited
by many park professionals and operators to incorporate these ideas
and designs into their park projects.

Mark Trieglaff is President of Accessibility Consultation and
Training Services, Inc. (ACTServices, Inc.) (mark@actservices
consulting.com).

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