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Adaptive Recreational Resources

Accessible ramp into pool at Avery Aquatic Center

Stanford Resources

Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation (ACSR)

ACSR makes an effort to better serve individuals with disabilities by making adaptive equipment available at the ACSR Fitness Center. Current equipment includes a Nu-Step recumbent bike/upper body ergometer and a Sci-Fit bike/upper ergometer.  In addition a chest press, shoulder press and row machines are available with removable seats for wheelchair access Finally, various gloves and attachments are also available for using weights. Please contact the recreation center for additional information or assistance.
Daralisa Kelley
(650) 498-0762

Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC)

AOERC opened in Fall 2013 and has three basketball courts, fitness studios, a rock climbing wall, weight training and exercise facilities, a cycling shop, support for outdoor education programs, a recreational pool, and wheelchair accessible showers and lockers. Adaptive equipment available at the AOERC Fitness Center includes a Nu-Step recumbent bike/upper body ergometer, Sci-Fit bike/upper ergometer, and various gloves and attachments for using weights. The recreational pool is equipped with a sloped entry into the pool and a transfer chair. Please contact the recreation center for additional information or assistance.
Daralisa Kelley
(650) 498-0762

Avery Aquatic Center

Avery Aquatic Center has open swim sessions, and accessible locker rooms and a wheelchair lift are available. Contact the center for additional details/arrangements.
(650) 725-0725

Community Resources

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS)

BAADS is based at Pier 40 in San Francisco and provides sailing instruction and boat accessibility for people with any degree of disability at any level of sailing ability. Outings are scheduled every weekend, rain or shine, and are listed in BAADS’s online events calendar.
(415) 281-0212

Bay Area Hiker

Bay Area Hiker has information regarding all-access and easy trails in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP)

BORP in Berkeley offers a number of competitive sports programs, as well as outdoor adventures, family outings and integrated cycling. View BORP's weekly and monthly listings of planned activities.
(510) 849-4663

City of Santa Clara- Programs for People with Disabilities

The City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department Therapeutic Recreation Services serves the recreational and social needs of individuals who have disabilities in Santa Clara County. You do not have to be a resident of the City of Santa Clara to participate in their programs.
(408) 615-3740

City of San Jose- Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services houses Therapeutic Recreation Services which offers city-wide adapted sports, social recreation and mental health day rehabilitation programs. View a list of all access recreation classes.
(408) 535-3570

Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC)

ETC in San Francisco offers whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and cross-country skiing adventures for people of all ages with mobility, vision or hearing impairments; emotional or developmental disabilities; or serious illnesses. ETC books trips for agencies, schools and individuals with special needs, along with their families and friends.
(415) 474-7662

National Center for Equine Facilitiated Therapy (NCEFT)

NCEFT, located in Woodside, provides a wide variety of programs uisng horses and equine movement to chidren, adults, military Veterans, and First Responders. Programs include equine therapy, adaptive riding, and specially tailored programs.
(650) 851-2271

Redwood City Accessible Recreation

Redwood City Accessible Recreation offers resources and afternoon programs Monday-Friday for individuals with differing abilities ages 8 and up.
(650) 780-7000

Riekes Center Adaptive Sports and Fitness

The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement, located in Menlo Park, offers customizable workout plans and adaptable training equipment based on an individual's needs. The Riekes Center also offers several programs, specifically for individuals with disabilities, some of which include archery, biathlon, rowing, strength and conditioning, swimming and wheelchair rugby. Please contact the Riekes Center for more information regarding their adaptive sports and fitness programs.

United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA)

USPSA governs power soccer, a competitive sport that was designed specifically for power wheelchair users. If you are interested in playing with a team located in northern California or around the U.S., contact the USPSA for more information.