Saturday, May 28, 2011

Adaptive Recreation Fair in Boston June 4th!

Now is the time and THIS IS THE EVENT to discover adaptive recreation opportunities in the Boston area and beyond! Come to Artesani Park along the Charles River on Saturday, June 4 from 10am - 3pm and enjoy a day in the park! Test ride all kinds of adaptive bicycles for adults and kids. Stroll the green, meet adaptive recreation providers and see their equipment on display! Take a short hike in a mountain wheelchair or with a sighted guide! There are myriad possibilities for summer fun to be found here, so don't miss out! This is your chance to do one-stop shopping, meet friendly people and make new connections!

Participating organizations include:

Ability Plus
All Out Adventures
Blue Frog Party
CapeAble Adventures
Community Boating
DCR Universal Access Program
New England Disabled Sports
Northeast Passage
Outdoor Recreation of Hopkinton
Piers Park Sailing
Spaulding Rehab
Stavros Outdoor Access
U.S. Paralympics
Waypoint Adventures

Equipment on display will include the Hippocampe, Trail Rider, a wheelchair accessible camping tent, a beach wheelchair, and a sailboat. Check the sidebar here for links to the organizations above.

Facepainting, craft activities, gentle hikes, letterboxing, and a quest offer additional enjoyment for all ages. Light refreshments and water will be available. Bring your own lunch and picnic on site! Bring your bathing suit if you want to cool off in the spray pool!

Artesani Park is located at 1234 Soldiers Field Road in Brighton. Call 617-626-1294 to pre-register. ASL interpreters will be on site. You can read about last year's event here! This is "not just any day in the park"!

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