Adaptive Recreation Resources
Arrillaga Center for Sports & Recreation (ACSR)
ACSR is a 75,000 square foot recreation facility located on the east side of campus. It includes an 11,000 square foot fitness room with weight machines and cardio equipment, the Erickson Family Courts (three full length basketball courts), seven squash courts, the Fencing Center, and a 3,600 square foot studio. Adaptive equipment available at ACSR includes a SCIFIT PRO1000, NuStep T5XR Recumbent Cross Trainer and Marpo VMX Rope Trainer. Additionally, elevated stretching tables, a chest press machine, a shoulder press machine and a row machine are available with removable seats for wheelchair access. Please contact the recreation center for additional information or assistance.
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 two SCIFIT PRO1000 machines, a Marpo VMX Rope Trainer (attached to synergy 360), Technogym Kinesis Cable Trainer, and elevated stretching tables (arriving in April 2022).
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.
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.
Stanford Redwood City Recreation and Wellness Center
SRWC Recreation and Wellness Center is a 28,000 square foot facility which includes a six-lane rooftop pool, indoor basketball court, state-of-the-art fitness equipment and wheelchair accessible showers and lockers. The rooftop pool is equipped with a sloped entry into the pool and a transfer chair. Adaptive equipment available at the AOERC Fitness Center includes a SCIFIT PRO1000 and a NuStep T4R Recumbent Cross Trainer.
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.
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 several competitive sports programs and outdoor adventures, family outings, and integrated cycling. View BORP's weekly and monthly listings of planned activities.
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.
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. In addition, ETC books trips for agencies, schools and individuals with special needs, along with their families and friends.
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT)
NCEFT, located in Woodside, provides a wide variety of programs using horses and equine movement to children, adults, military Veterans, and First Responders. Programs include equine therapy, adaptive riding, and specially tailored programs.
Oakland Lawn Bowling Club
Oakland Lawn Bowling Club, located in the heart of Oakland in Lakeside Park on Lake Merritt, welcomes wheelchair bowlers. Bowling is a game for all, whether you are 5 or 95. The Oakland club boasts three greens and a beautiful clubhouse. Membership is open to the public.
Redwood City Accessible Recreation
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, including archery, biathlon, rowing, strength and conditioning, swimming and wheelchair rugby. Please contact the Riekes Center for information on 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.