Accessible Pools and Beaches

Accessible Pools and Beaches

Assistive listening equipment is available upon request at many parks. Recorded brochures, walks, and tours are also available at some parks.  

For further information, to request information in alternative formats, or to request American Sign Language interpretation for any DCR program, please contact the Universal Access Program office.

Accessible Pools

Outdoor swimming pool lifts are available at all of the DCR swimming pools. Contact pool directly for information about other site factors affecting accessibility.

Accessible Beaches

Mobi Chair beach wheelchairs provide assisted travel not only across the beach and into the water. The chairs are available at Salisbury Beach, Scusset Beach, D.A.R State Forest and Dunn State Park.

Swimming, Sand and Sunbathing Beach Wheelchairs are made of PVC pipe and feature a fishing rod holder, a movable arm for transfer, and large balloon tires for travel across sand to the water. No fee to use – bring someone to push the chair. Reservations are sometimes required and always recommended. Call for locations and more information.

Constructed wheelchair accessible site features include:

Ashland State Park: Concrete platform with seating at water's edge. Steps and ramp, both with handrails, lead into water.

Bradley Palmer State Park: Gradual slope allows easy entry for wheel chair users at the wading pool.

Dunn State Park: Concrete ramp with steps and handrails allows wheelchair users to cross beach, transfer, and sit-step down into the water. New entryway soon to be constructed.

Erving State Forest: Ramp with handrails enables visitors who use wheelchairs to cross the beach and enter the lake. New entryway soon to be constructed.

Lake Wyola State Park: Boardwalk to bench at water’s edge with mat leading into water.


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