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Adaptive Recreational Resources

Accessible ramp into pool at Avery Aquatic Center


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, Sci-Fit bike/upper ergometer and various gloves and attachments for using weights. For additional information or assistance, please contact:
Rachel Abair
(650) 498-0762

Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC)


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


Abilities United- Aquatics for All (Palo Alto)

Abilities United has information regarding the wheelchair accessible, indoor pool at the Betty Wright Aquatic Center which is open to everyone in the community. The center delivers quality aquatic rehabilitation, fitness and recreation services.
(650) 494-1480

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. Click here for weekly and monthly listings of planned activities.
(510) 849-4663

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

Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services houses The Office of Therapeutic Services which offers city-wide adapted sports, social recreation and mental health day rehabilitation programs. Click here for 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

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.