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.

Enjoy Massachusetts state parks with the Universal Access Program

Contact Us

Address

PO Box 484, Amherst, MA 01004

Fax

(413) 545-5995
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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.

What would you like to do?

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 25 Accessible ice skating at Henry J. Fitzpatrick Rink 

    575 Maple St, Holyoke, MA 01040
    Sunday, February 25, 2024
    11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize at Henry J. Fitzpatrick Rink in Holyoke. 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.
  • Feb. 28 Accessible ice skating at Arthur R. Driscoll Memorial Rink 

    272 Elsbre St, Fall River, MA 02720
    Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize at Arthur R. Driscoll Memorial Rink in Fall River 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.
  • Feb. 29 adaptive outdoor winter recreation at DAR State Forest 

    78 Cape St., Goshen, MA 01032
    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Enjoy adaptive winter recreation on the accessible trail around Highland Lake.
  • March 3 Accessible ice skating at Henry J. Fitzpatrick Rink 

    575 Maple St, Holyoke, MA 01040
    Sunday, March 3, 2024
    11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize at Fitzpatrick Memorial Rink in Holyoke. 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.
  • March 6 Accessible ice skating at Porrazzo Memorial Rink 

    199 Coleridge St, East Boston, MA 02128
    Wednesday, March 6, 2024
    11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize at Porrazzo 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.
  • March 8 Accessible ice skating at Gardner Veterans Rink 

    45 Veterans Drive , Gardner, MA 01440
    Friday, March 8, 2024
    10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize at Gardner Memorial Rink in Gardner. 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.
  • March 10 Accessible ice skating at John G. Asiaf Memorial Rink 

    702 Belmont St, Brockton, MA 02301
    Sunday, March 10, 2024
    12:20 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize at John G. Asiaf Memorial Rink in Brockton. 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.
  • March 11 Accessible ice skating at Charles J. Buffone Rink 

    284 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604
    Monday, March 11, 2024
    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Skate, play, and socialize at Charles J. Buffone Rink in Worcester 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.

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