Adaptive recreational programs and events

Discover adaptive recreation programs in Massachusetts state parks. These programs offer specialized equipment, modifications, and staff support and instruction.

Looking for some guided accessible recreation in the state parks? Massachusetts is unique in offering adaptive recreation programs year-round and statewide through the Universal Access Program.

Our structured programs feature adaptive equipment, professional staff, and instruction and support. Friends, family members, and companions are always welcome to take part in our programs alongside participants with disabilities.

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Upcoming Events

  • Adaptive skating and ice games at Driscoll Memorial Rink in Fall River 

    272 Elsbre St, Fall River, MA 02720
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize at Driscoll memorial Rink! Come in your chair, take a spin in an ice sled, use a skate walker, or lace up some conventional skates during our adaptive skating program.
  • Outdoor adaptive winter fun at Dunn State Park 

    289 Pearl St., Gardner, MA 01440
    Friday, January 31, 2020
    10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Enjoy adaptive skating outdoors under the pavilion at Dunn State Park or hit the trails on snowshoes or a kicksled!

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Image credits:  Canoeing on Pottapaug Pond (Laila Soleimani)