Accessible Recreation Fair

Accessible Recreation Fair
Massachusetts Department of Conservation And Recreation is hosting

Accessible Recreation Fair, May 31st, 2014

From 10am-3pm

At Artesani Park in Brighton – 1255 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton, MA

Hiking * Cycling * Kite Decorating  Demonstrations * Face painting * Sport Connections * A D.J. and More!!

The Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) Universal Access Program (UAP) will offer a free fun-filled day of celebrating Accessible Outdoor Recreation available for individuals, families and friends of people with disabilities. Activities will include a cycling fair with an assortment of accessible cycles available for use; other adaptive recreational activities, including hiking, letterboxing, face painting and interpretive programs; music; snacks, including Starbucks Coffee, Legal Seafood’s’ Chowder Mobile and much more!

Join us rain or shine [call 617 626-1294 for recorded status in case of severe weather] and enjoy the accessible recreation fair and the beauty of the Charles River running along the park. Enjoy the camaraderie while learning about DCR’s inclusive, accessible programs and resources available to people of all abilities around the state.

This is the place to come and find out about accessible recreation programs offered by multiple organizations in the Boston area and beyond.

The UAP provides recreational accessibility to Massachusetts’ park facilities for individuals with disabilities, their families and friends. For persons with disabilities, free use of accessible equipment and staff assistance are available. The UAP strives to increase the participation in indoor and outdoor recreational activities in integrated settings.

The program offers accessible cycling, boating, hiking, letterboxing and horseback riding programs in the summer and fall, as well as adaptive winter activities in January through March at various Massachusetts’ state park facilities.

 Pre-registration is highly recommended, especially for use of equipment. Call Gigi at 617 626-1294. Call about volunteer opportunities!

*Please RSVP to request an ASL interpreter.

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