Caption: A Daring Adventure trip to the Grand Canyon
With hundreds of sunny days each year and no winter snow and ice, the City of Phoenix supports year-round inclusive recreation opportunities for area residents with disabilities.
The award winning adaptive recreation programs Daring Adventures and River Rampage are now offered by River of Dreams, a local nonprofit, in collaboration with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. River of Dreams operates out of the newly opened Arizona Bridge to Independent Living's Sports & Fitness Center, which puts world-class adaptive recreation under one roof.
To find out more about River of Dreams and current program opportunities you can visit their website, www.river-of-dreams.com or send e-mail inquiries to email@example.com.
Whether you're interested in the high adventure of river rafting, or swim lessons in the accessible pool at Telephone Pioneer Park, the department offers programs and facilities to meet a variety of interests and abilities:
Caption: SoloRider golf carts are available at three city golf courses
Current Program Opportunities:
Go to on-line classes & programs search by adult or youth outdoor nature/programs see below for specific information:
Did you know that every City of Phoenix Public Golf Course offers SoloRider golf carts which means new accessibility for golfers?
Don't be left behind. Continue to enjoy the game of a lifetime. The SoloRider golf cart enables golfers to enjoy the game of golf by offering:
A 350 degree swivel seat to provide ease with entry and exit
An elevating seat to play from
Easy to handle ergonomic controls
Book your tee time up to nine days in advance
SoloRider carts are available at these three city courses:
- Aguila Golf Course 9 & 18
8440 South 35th Ave.
Laveen, AZ 85339
- Maryvale Golf Course
5902 W. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85033
- Cave Creek Golf Course
15202 N. 19th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85023
Additional course information is available on the Phoenix Golf webpage.
Caption: This lady is enjoying the pool with the help of a chair lift
Telephone Pioneers Park
The Parks and Recreation Department manages Telephone Pioneers of America Park, the first barrier free park in the nation. This facility was built through community donations under the leadership of the volunteer organization, Telephone Pioneers of America.
The park features two beep baseball fields, a therapeutic heated pool, a wheelchair-accessible playground, an 18-station exercise course, racquetball, volleyball, tennis, basketball and shuffleboard. Ramadas, grills and picnic facilities also are available. A state of the art "All Children's" accessible playground was completed in January, 2001.
For more information on swimming lessons and pool hours call (602) 495-2404. The park is open to the public and is located in northwest Phoenix at 1946 West Morningside Drive. Park hours are 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. For more information please call (602)-262-6575 (Voice), or (602) 262-6713 (TTY).