Universal Access Program Turns 20!
Time flies when you’re having fun in the Parks! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the DCR’s Universal Access Program.
For the past two decades, we’ve worked on site improvements, placed equipment in the parks, and seen our adaptive recreation programs grow each year.
We’re looking forward to another summer of accessible recreation in MassParks, and to the next 20 years!
The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts State Parks for visitors of all abilities.
Accessibility to our State Parks is achieved through site improvements, specialized adaptive recreation equipment, and accessible recreation programs.
We invite you to use this as a guide to discover the most accessible parks and forests that offer the recreation opportunities you seek.
Please contact our office for copies of this information in alternate formats.
- DCR Access News
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The DCR Universal Access Program produces a free newsletter two times per year highlighting current developments in outdoor recreation at state parks. Contact us to get on the mailing list.
- Accessible Programs & Events
Hiking, canoeing, cycling and other accessible programs and events available within MassParks.
- Universal Access Brochure file size 2MB
You can download this Brochure in Adobe PDF Format. Or write to the Universal Access Program, Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, P.O. Box 484, Amherst, MA 01004. Or call (413) 545-5353 voice; (413) 577-2200 TTY.
- Education, Interpretation & Visitor Services
Assistive listening equipment is available upon request at many parks. Recorded brochures, walks, and tours are also available at some parks.
For further information, to request information in alternative formats, or to request American Sign Language interpretation for any DCR program, please contact the Universal Access Program office at:
P.O. Box 484
Amherst, MA 01004
Or call 413-545-5353 voice; 413-577-2200 TTY.