Universal Access Program – Western Mass Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Contact: Laila Soleimani, Outreach Coordinator
Email Address: DCR.UniversalAccess@mass.gov
Phone: 413-461-7126

40 Cold Storage Drive Amherst, MA 01004
Area Served: West

Map Location Universal Access Program - Western Mass


The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities in Massachusetts State Parks for visitors of all abilities.

Accessibility to our State Parks is achieved through site improvements, specialized adaptive recreation equipment, and accessible recreation programs.

Many programs offered at no charge, others are at a small fee. In the summer we offer accessible kayaking, sailing, rowing, canoeing, cycling, hiking, horseback riding, interpretive nature programs and events. In the winter we offer accessible snowmobiling, ice-skating, sit skating, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, kick sledding, interpretive programs and events. 

Service Types

  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities

Ages Served

  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Personal Funds