DCR UAP Annual Adaptive Recreation Fair

Saturday, June 8, 2024
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


1255 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton, MA 02135

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Universal Access Program


PO Box 484, Amherst, MA 01004

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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, adaptive pickleball, adaptive golf, face painting and kite decorating, sidewalk chalking, equipment demonstrations, bubble blowing, games, music, and much more. Find out about adaptive summer programs across the state!

Please pre-register, especially if you need an accommodation or would like to try adaptive equipment or go cycling. You can pre-register online, or by calling Teri at (413) 461-7126. When requesting accommodations, please allow at least two weeks (14 days) advance notice. Last minute requests will be accepted, but we may be unable to fulfill the request. 

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.

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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.

You will need to fill out a release form when you arrive. Please follow our program attendance guidelines while at the fair. 

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.

You can enjoy free pre-packaged snacks and water. 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!

Exhibitors include:

All Out Adventures


Boston Fencing Club

Community Boating

Community Rowing

DCR Forest Fire Control and Smokey Bear

DCR Interpreters

Discovery Museum

Gnome Surf

Golf for All

Harbro Auto and Action Trackchair

Learners at the Center

Mass Audubon-Metro West

MBTA Mobility Center

Massachusetts ParaGolfers Association

Northeast Passage

The Playful Pelican


Unspoken Images Photography

Waypoint Adventure

Webster Water Ski Collective

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