DCR UAP Annual Adaptive Recreation Fair

Saturday, June 10, 2023
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


1255 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA 02135

Contact for DCR UAP Annual Adaptive Recreation Fair

Universal Access Program


PO Box 484, Amherst, MA 01004

Overview of DCR UAP Annual Adaptive Recreation Fair

Two smiling cyclists ride by on a tandem cycle and wave at the camera. More cyclists are visible behind them.
  • Rain date: This event is rain or shine. Extreme all-day weather cancels.
  • Fees: Free

Join the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Universal Access Program (UAP) for a free, fun-filled day celebrating accessible outdoor recreation in Massachusetts state parks.

Family-friendly, accessible, and inclusive activities include: cycling with an assortment of adaptive cycles, hiking and letterboxing with all-terrain wheelchairs and walkers, face painting and kite decorating, sidewalk chalking, golf and other equipment demonstrations, bubble blowing and games, music, and much more. Find out about adaptive summer programs across the state!

Please pre-register, especially if you would like to go cycling or try other adaptive equipment. You can pre-register online, or by calling Universal Access at (857) 319-2168 .

Volunteers are also welcome for help with face painting, cycling, hiking, adaptive games, refreshments, and other stations! To get involved, contact Mariah at mariah.fontaine@mass.gov or (857) 289-4175

You will need for DCR UAP Annual Adaptive Recreation Fair

A banner reading "Welcome to DCR's Universal Access Recreation Fair" hangs over a shaded stone dust path. Tents with tables are set up along the path edge. People are gathered at the tents talking to each other.

Please follow our program attendance guidelines while at the fair. Please bring a face mask with you and be willing to put it on if someone asks you to do so. If you don't have a face mask, you can get one at the registration table.

The fair takes place outdoors along paved and stone dust paths on the lawn at Herter Park. Some activities take place on grass. Please bring sun protection and water, and be prepared for unpredictable New England weather by dressing in layers and bringing a light jacket in case of wind or rain. We recommend wearing close-toed shoes.

Free parking is provided, with parking attendants available to help direct you to an open spot or to the drop-off area at the head of the fair. Parking is shared with the public and is first-come, first served. If the parking lot is full, a second parking lot is located a half a mile away.

You can enjoy free pre-packaged, nut-free snacks and water. An ice cream truck will have ice cream for purchase in the afternoon. For any other food needs, please bring your own.

You'll find accessible portable toilets at the event, and a bathroom with accessible flush toilets and running water a few hundred feet away.

If you have any questions about access at the site, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Contact for DCR UAP Annual Adaptive Recreation Fair

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