Thursday, May 17, 2012

Adaptive Recreation Fair in Boston June 9

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 9 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 AmTrykeBike-on CAPEAble Adventures Community Boating DCR Universal Access Program New England Disabled Sports Northeast Passage Partners for Youth with Disabilities South Boston Boys and Girls Club Spaulding Adaptive Sports Center Stavros Outdoor Access Waypoint Adventures
Equipment on display will include the Hippocampe, Trail Rider, a wheelchair accessible camping tent, a beach wheelchair, and a sailboat. Facepainting, bubbles, kite decorating and flying (if there is wind!), gentle hikes, letterboxing, and a park 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. Please call 617-626-1294 to pre-register! ASL interpreters will be on site. This is "not just any day in the park"!

1 comment:

Marcy Marchello said...

Comment via email -

Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers and CAPEable Adventures, Inc. have absolutely loved our Freedom Tents! Their thoughtful design accommodates wheelchair users in a way that eliminates many of the perceived barriers to camping such as having an enclosed area for dressing and daily personal maintenance. If you combine this tent with a high rise inflatable mattress, you can create a lateral transfer environment that is simple and safe - even for an independent camping experience!

-Mary Patstone