Universal Access Program (UAP)

The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program provides outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts state parks for visitors of all abilities.

Contact Us

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Address

PO Box 484, Amherst, MA 01004

Fax

(413) 545-5995

Who we serve

The Universal Access Program ensures equal access to outdoor recreation in Massachusetts state parks. We're always working to improve and update our sites and buildings for you to visit. We also have specialized recreation equipment for you to use at beaches and skating rinks. And, we offer year-round adaptive recreation programs.

On our pages, you'll see the terms accessible and adaptive used. Accessible means a location or program meets the requirements of state and Federal accessibility standards. Adaptive means that an activity uses equipment and techniques that have been adapted to the user and their needs. If you have questions about whether you can access a site or a program, please contact us.

We invite you to use this website as a guide to discover the most accessible parks, forests, beaches, and events.

Upcoming Events from Universal Access Program

  • Adaptive skating at Asiaf Memorial Rink in Brockton 

    702 Belmont St, Brockton, MA 02301
    Sunday, January 19, 2020
    1:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize on the ice at Asiaf 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.
  • Adaptive skating and ice games at Buffone Memorial Rink in Worcester 

    284 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
    Thursday, January 23, 2020
    10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize at Buffone 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.
Image credits:  Sit-skier at the Weston Ski Track (Marcy Marchello)
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